IHG launches the UK’s first Vignette Collection hotel

The Halyard Liverpool, UK
The recently launched Halyard Liverpool, Vignette Collection is one of 12 properties around the world to join the luxury and lifestyle brand in 2024.

Upcoming additions to the Vignette Collection include a hotel opening in the world’s biggest alpine-themed indoor ski park and a property positioned between desert dunes and the Arabian Gulf.

A growing collection

The coming year will see significant growth for IHG’s Vignette Collection as the portfolio of hand-picked properties welcomes 12 new additions.

Tom Rowntree, Vice President of Luxury & Lifestyle Brands at IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “Vignette Collection is a unique portfolio of individual hotels and resorts, each with their own story to tell. This year, we are making significant strides towards our ambition to open 100 new Vignette Collection properties within the next 10 years. From indoor skiing in Shanghai to soaking up the cool culture in Liverpool, 2024 will see an exciting array of unique hotels and resorts joining Vignette Collection.”

Launched in 2021, the Vignette Collection currently encompasses 11 hotels, with a total of 23 other properties now in the pipeline. One defining characteristic of the collection is the ‘A Means for Good’ initiative seen reflected through each property’s partnerships with local non-profit organisations. The brand’s ‘Memorable Rituals’ hallmark then endeavours to provide guests with meaningful travel encounters.

Rowntree commented: “Vignette Collection stands apart in IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury & lifestyle portfolio. It presents a compelling way for IHG to welcome one-of-a-kind hotels into our family, combining each property’s individual identity with the brand’s promise of ‘A Means For Good’, powered by IHG’s global scale and IHG One Rewards loyalty programme. Each hotel has a distinct outlook and story to tell but they come together as Vignette Collection.”

An exciting line-up

The first UK property for the brand, The Halyard Liverpool, Vignette Collection is rooted in Liverpool’s maritime heritage. The 133-key hotel stands on the footprint of former 18th century rope-making warehouses and is distinguished by its industrial interiors paying homage to the area’s dockland heritage. Also now open is Dinso Resort & Villas Phuket, Vignette Collection, where 26 duplex villas and 148 rooms and suites are set within lush tropical hillside.

Spring will see the launch of Arabella Beach Hotel, Vignette Collection, which is set between desert dunes and the Arabian Gulf shoreline, in Kuwait City, along with the palatially designed Velero Doha, Vignette Collection in the Lusail district of Qatar.

Verno House Budapest, Vignette Collection will open this summer as an urban oasis overlooking Liberty Square, and Shanghai Snow World Hotel, Vignette Collection will open in the autumn within the hotly anticipated Shanghai Yaoxue Snow World Complex.

October is set to mark the arrival of Rumah Luwih Bali, Vignette Collection within a secluded corner of Bali’s East Coast and December will see the launch of Dinso Resort & Villas Koh Chang, Vignette Collection following an extensive renovation of the former Emerald Resort Koh Chang on Klong Prao Beach.

In China, additions to the Vignette Collection this year are to include Heibei Grand Hotel, Hangzhou Huaxia Center Hotel, The Xanadu Guangzhou and WM Hotel.