IHG unveils limited-edition suites in collaboration with Claire Luxton
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts Luxury and Lifestyle Collection, has collaborated with acclaimed British artist Claire Luxton to unveil a series of totally immersive experiences at InterContinental London Park Lane, InterContinental New York Barclay and the InterContinental Dubai Festival City. Bookable now through mid-July, the experiences celebrate the joy of worldliness and the beauty of global travel told through the lens of Claire Luxton.
The Claire Luxton Experience at InterContinental Dubai Festival City features a limited-edition suite that was designed and curated by the artist and represents her interpretation of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. Drawing on his travels and personal inspirations, Luxton brings the brand to life through the signature natural flora and fauna of his works in combination with an array of sensory experiences, including a drawn bath and a soundscape. Every detail and room of the suite has been transformed to reflect the artist’s style with elements such as bespoke artwork, lighting and upholstery, which represent InterContinental hotels in Japan and in Southeast Asia.
A designed bathing experience with selected soundscape, aromas and flowers enhances guests’ stay. Additional finds in the suite include a special reading list and coffee table books reflecting Luxton’s travels. Guests booking the suite at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City will also be treated to a massage for two in the hotel’s luxury spa.
Claire Luxton said, “I am thrilled to once again partner with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, interpreting the brand’s story of worldliness. Travel around the world inspires my work, and I hope it shines through in every detail of the collaboration, from the flowers in the foyer and the hotel team’s personalized scarves, to the drawn-in bath experience and artwork. art themselves. Every flower and animal in my work for InterContinental reflects a hotel or resort from its past, present or future. In curating the design of these suites and experiences, I sought to explore the delicate balance between man and nature while celebrating the magic of wanderlust.
Luxton has also added its touch to other areas of the hotels:
- The halls will be transformed with butterflies and vibrant floral installations that pay homage to distinctive intercontinental locations around the world.
- At the InterContinental New York Barclay and Dubai Festival City, food and beverages inspired by Claire Luxton will be available, including a selection of cocktails, mocktails and afternoon tea.
- Additionally, specially selected uniform accessories will adorn hotel staff, with team members wearing floral silk scarves and Indian peacock pocket squares – a nod to InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort.
This collaboration with Claire Luxton is based on the 75e Birthday party. In December, Claire Luxton created an installation projected onto the façade of the InterContinental London Park Lane. The artwork depicts the pioneering luxury hotel brand’s global journey – designs with a blue and yellow macaw, depicting the first InterContinental hotel in Belém, Brazil, to the Mediterranean Moluccella, highlighting the growing portfolio of the brand in Italy with the InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace set to open later this year.
Tom Rowntree, Vice President of Global Marketing for Luxury Brands at IHG Hotels & Resorts, said, “For more than 75 years, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has been delighting travelers around the world by providing luxury experiences around the world. world. As we redefine our ethos of discovery and modern luxury, we are excited to welcome visitors and locals alike with a new approach to guest experience, starting with our collaboration with Claire Luxton. She drew on her own travels around the world to inform and inspire her interpretation of the brand’s rich heritage and pioneering spirit. The result is a unique discovery experience that captures the beauty and energy of InterContinental’s faraway destinations.
The Claire Luxton Experience will be available at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City for one month from June 21st. Reservations are now being taken, with opportunities to book or earn points through the new IHG One Rewards program. To book, click here.