InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is proud to unveil its latest opening, InterContinental® Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, France. The hotel has been elegantly converted from the current Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa and is IHG’s fifth InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in France.
The historic building was stylishly refurbished by French Architect and Designer, Jacques Garcia, with rich colorful design typical of his opulent style, while preserving the property’s 18th century splendor. The hotel commands pride of place on Bordeaux’s main square, Place de la Comédie, among high-end boutiques and world-class restaurants. Bordeaux was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, has since been voted Best European Destination 2015.
The Gordon Ramsay Group headed by the internationally renowned, multi-Michelin starred chef Gordon Ramsay, brings international flair to the fine dining restaurant, Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay. Executive Chef Gilad Peled prepares uniquely seasonal dishes from the terroir of Bordeaux, all expertly matched with exceptional, prominent wines from the region. “To have a restaurant in the wine capital of France with its world-class vineyards and glorious regional produce is extremely exciting,” says Gordon Ramsay.
To open the doors of the most prestigious vineyards of Bordeaux to its guests, the hotel has created a unique Wine Concierge Service. Five Concierges (four of Clefs d’Or) have designed special programs which allow guests to access the world of Bordeaux wines, traditionally closed to the public.
Michel Ohayon, the owner of InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, says: “With the strength of the InterContinental brand behind us and our partnership with Chef Ramsay at Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay, our hotel offers local and international guests a compelling experience with exceptional comfort and fine dining, whether traveling for business or pleasure.”
Elsewhere, Jacques Garcia has also worked his magic in the stunning two-story Nuxe Spa Les Bains de Léa, bathed in natural light throughout and leading out onto a terrace overlooking the rooftops of Bordeaux. With 130 rooms including 44 suites, the hotel also offers a fitness, wellness and relaxation programs, an indoor pool and hammam, 10 treatment rooms including 1 VIP treatment room (accommodating two people), along with a Jacuzzi on the 360° rooftop beach, which beautifully recreates the atmosphere of a summer’s day in the Bay of Arcachon.
For more information, please visit www.intercontinental.com.