InterContinental Hotel announced for Lyon
InterContinental Hotels Group signs the InterContinental Lyon Hotel Dieu in Lyon, France. The hotel will operate under a management agreement with Cr?dit Agricole Assurances and will be developed by Eiffage.
The 143-room property will be the company?s fifth InterContinental hotel in the country, joining InterContinental Paris-Le Grand, InterContinental Paris-Avenue Marceau, InterContinental Marseille Hotel Dieu, and InterContinental Carlton Cannes.
Located right on the bank of the river Rh?ne, the property is being converted from Lyon?s former H?tel 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 H?tel Dieu in Lyon?s city centre. It is scheduled to open in Q3 2018, with 143 rooms including 24 junior suites, one Presidential Suite and 118 deluxe and superior rooms.
IHG already operates 55 hotels in France, with seven in the pipeline.