From left to right: Karin Sheppard, IHG, Murat Kassanov, Hayat Construction Group & Kassanov Hotel Management, Kenneth Macpherson, IHG — Photo by IHG

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces the signing of the first Vignette Collection in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The property will become IHG's second luxury and lifestyle hotel in Kazakhstan, joining InterContinental Almaty. The 95-room Vignette Collection property, signed under a franchise agreement with Meliora (part of HAYAT Construction), will further strengthen IHG's Vignette Collection portfolio across Europe which stands at three open hotels and seven in the pipeline.

Expected to open in the first half of 2027, the property forms part of the Meliora mixed-used development, built by Hayat Construction. The new development will be strategically located on the main road around the city centre, with direct connection to and from airport and key attractions including Kok Tobe Park - a popular recreation area with panoramic views of Almaty, making it the ideal location for business and leisure guests.

Vignette Collection is IHG Hotels & Resorts' first collection brand and represents a curation of distinct hand-picked hotels, each offering one-of-a-kind stays in destinations to remember. There are now 12 Vignette Collection hotels open around the world with a further 23 in the pipeline. The brand is grounded in individuality, intrigue, and experience whilst its properties are united by a commitment to offer a more responsible way to travel, designed with the thoughtful venturer in mind.

The first Vignette Collection in Kazakhstan will demonstrate its own expression of the brand hallmarks through a distinct Memorable Ritual and 'A Means For Good' partnership. Memorable Rituals connect guests with the hotel's cultural landscape through purposeful and meaningful travel encounters. As part of IHG's ambitious Journey to Tomorrow responsible business plan to drive positive change for people, planet and communities, each Vignette Collection hotel has its own 'A Means For Good'. This unifying hallmark sees properties partner with a local non-profit organisation to spearhead positive contributions to the communities in which it operates.

The hotel will feature unique, stylish guest rooms, and guests will be able to enjoy a destination restaurant and bar, as well as premium wellness facilities including a spa and gym.

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Vignette Collection
Vignette Collection Almaty
Almaty, Kazakhstan