InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is set to open its fifth property in France.
The InterContinental Lyon Hotel Dieu, which is located in Lyon, will operate under a management agreement with Crédit Agricole Assurances and will be developed by Eiffage.
The 143-room property further strengthens IHG’s position as one of the largest international hotel operators in France, joining InterContinental Paris – Le Grand, InterContinental Paris – Avenue Marceau, InterContinental Marseille Hotel Dieu, and InterContinental Carlton Cannes.
Located on the bank of the river Rhône, the property is being converted from Lyon’s former Hôtel Dieu, one of the oldest hospitals in France, famed for its architectural beauty. It forms part of a listed group of buildings that dates back to the 17th Century, close to Place Bellecour in the heart of the city.
InterContinental Lyon Hotel Dieu and the adjoining conference centre are part of a multi-purpose development project named Grand Hôtel Dieu, an area in Lyon’s city centre featuring shops, restaurants, offices, private apartments and the neighbouring “Cité de la Gastronomie”.
The hotel will include 24 junior suites, one Presidential Suite and 118 deluxe and superior rooms. It will feature a Club InterContinental lounge, multiple restaurants with access to a terrace from the main restaurant, a lounge bar, two meeting rooms and a 100m2 fitness centre. The connected 2,500m2 conference centre will include nine meeting rooms with ample pre-meeting space, as well as a lounge and a 500m2 ballroom.