IHG opens its first Japanese hot spring resort in Beppu in August

by | Jun 20, 2019 | Design

The ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa lets guests indulge in a rejuvenating spa experience

Japanese island of Kyushu to be home to new ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa

The Japanese island of Kyushu, where Onsen hot spring tourism is a big draw, is set to receive a new IHG hotel, the ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa.

We take a look inside this beautiful property.

Hot spring holidays in Japan

It is always possible to find a reason to visit Japan, but now there’s an even better one – a new hotel by InterContinental in Beppu on the southern island of Kyushu. The area is known for its proliferation of hot springs. Beppu alone is home to over 2,400 of them.

Japanese hot springs and the facilities used to take advantage of them are called Onsen, and the ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa lets guests indulge in this rejuvenating spa experience.

Not only is the hotel worth visiting because of its Onsen-inspired amenities, but it is also a relaxing haven which employs the best in Japanese and international design.

Nature-inspired design

The ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa blends traditional Japanese design and heritage with modern sensibilities and hospitable comfort to create a hotel which is a joy to be in.

Spacious rooms of 65 sqm including the terrace

Stunning views of the public onsen

Soothing and tranquil spa treatments

Club InterContinental; an exclusive oasis of tranquility

Atelier; elegant counter seating highlighting European cuisine

Designers have focused on using natural materials which can be found abundantly in Japan, so bamboo is the order of the day. This native material is used in almost every space, from the reception and lounge areas to the guest rooms themselves.

The hotel boasts 89 guest rooms, some of which benefit from private terraces with open air baths, as well as bamboo feature walls created by local artisans.

Onsen indulgence

Of course, the main reason for a visit to the ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa is to indulge in the Onsen experience.

The first hints of the Onsen are visible in the interior decoration of the wallpaper and carpets, which feature plumes of steam coming off the hot springs.

An indoor public bath brings the rejuvenating properties of Myoban-no-Yu and Biyu-no-Yu to weary guests, and a state-of-the-art spa boasts a heated infinity pool and a range of natural and traditional Japanese treatments.

 

Let’s take a look at a few other projects currently underway in Japan:

Indigo Hakone Gora

Hoshino Resort’s New City Tourism Hotel, Shin-Imamiya Osaka 

Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazono 

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