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IHG Hotels & Resorts Invites Guests to Celebrate the Best of the Season at its Luxury & Lifestyle Hotels’ Summer Soiree Series

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HG Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of Summer Soiree, a new seasonal and experiential series taking place across its luxury and lifestyle hotels in the Americas from June 1 to September 2. Hotels in the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Vignette Collection and Hotel Indigo brands will transport summer seekers to a dreamy escape inspired by the feeling of warm summer days and long summer nights. Experiences are brought to life through multi-sensory offerings and programming, lavish decor thick with hyperreal botanicals and greenery, a perfectly curated IHG Summer Soiree playlist and expertly crafted culinary and cocktail menus.

“Our IHG luxury and lifestyle hotels are known for their inspired and experiential programming that brings people together,” said Kathleen Reidenbach, senior vice president, Marketing & Commercial, Luxury & Lifestyle Americas at IHG Hotels & Resorts. “This summer, we are embracing the vibe and essence of the season to bring our vision of a summer oasis to life in our lobbies and beyond, inviting travelers to immerse in the unforgettable feelings of the season.”

Summer Soiree Pop-Ups
In partnership with Barcelona-based atelier Wanda Barcelona, IHG is introducing uniquely designed floral pop-ups at six select hotels across North America including InterContinental The Willard Washington DC, InterContinental Presidente Mexico City, Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Miami, Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, Yours Truly DC, Vignette Collection and Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown. These one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life installations will embody the aesthetic and feel of a garden with bookable experiences for guests to enjoy. The floral structures will frame an interactive and inviting lobby bar and feature lush greenery and decor, botanical cocktails and zero-proof elixirs as well as plates highlighting fresh seasonal ingredients designed by in-house chefs and bartenders for guests to indulge while relaxing in the space.

For those looking to gather in larger groups, Summer Soiree comes to life at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia and InterContinental San Francisco with furnishings and floral decor inspired by Wanda Barcelona that bring the essence of summer into the hotels’ meetings and events spaces. Guests will enjoy vinyl listening stations, interactive art and pop-up beverage carts while curated catering menus enhance gathering spaces for a truly unforgettable event.

Summer Soiree Programming 

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

  • Club InterContinental: Club InterContinental lounges at select hotels will be designed with lush botanical elements including florals and greenery that set the scene for an elegant and sophisticated summer experience. Live music in the evenings, vinyl listening stations and Lo-Fi High Tea add additional touchpoints for guests to immerse themselves in the sounds and tastes of summer.
  • In-Room Summer Camp-Out: For guests traveling with children, InterContinental New York Barclay will have a campfire playset and a kid’s smores amenity perfect for bringing the outdoors in-room while InterContinental New York Times Square will feature a kid-sized pop-up-tent and a summer activity.
  • LoveShackFancy Pop-Up: InterContinental San Diego will partner with retailer LoveShackFancy to bring an outdoor summer pop-up to life at the rooftop bar, Layover. The pop-up will feature seasonally themed menu items for guests to enjoy while they browse the fashion collection.
  • Canadian Summer: At InterContinental Toronto Centre guests will be welcomed into a sun-soaked setting adorned with summer-inspired décor, refreshing beverages and a HAKADA Beauty pop-up that will take place in the hotel’s lobby.
  • Surprise + Delight: IHG One Rewards Diamond Elite members will enjoy additional in-room amenities and perks like Summer Soiree-inspired snacks and beverages, in-room botanicals and elevated summer turndown services including soothing skincare and luxury hydration including sparkling water, citrus water and herbal tea.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

  • Off the Record: Kimpton is bringing back its beloved intimate concert series, Kimpton Off the Record sponsored by Coca-Cola, this summer. Serving as the official kick-off to Summer Soiree, Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Miami will host an Off the Record event on June 12, featuring DRAMA and benefitting Kimpton’s nonprofit partner, National Urban League. Guests can follow Kimpton on social media for a chance to win tickets. Additional Off the Record events will be hosted at select Kimpton hotels later this year, including Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs on Aug. 23 to close out the Summer Soiree campaign.
  • Culinary + Cocktail: Summer will come alive through seasonal food and beverage menus, informed by Kimpton’s 2024 Culinary & Cocktail Trend Report, available in Kimpton restaurants and bars. For example, guests at properties including Kimpton Everly Hotel, Kimpton Palladian Hotel and Kimpton Pittman Hotel can enjoy a “Spill the Tea” high tea menu perfect for a summer garden party through June 30.
  • Secret Social Password: Kimpton’s latest Secret Social Password – Good for the Sol – gives guests checking in summer-themed surprises and perks, like a complimentary round of botanical cocktails at the bar or a room upgrade upon arrival.
  • Summer Camp Fun: Families can keep their little ones entertained by bringing the thrill of summer camp to life at Kimpton Hotel Theta and Kimpton The Forum Hotel with pop-up tents, cozy blankets and pillows, kids’ activities and sugar-free beverages.
  • Sky High: Kimpton Canary Hotel will host a series of rooftop events centered around the vibes of summer, featuring a DJ to curate beautiful and memorable sundown sessions, and Kimpton Armory Hotel will feature a Garden Spritz theme at the hotel’s rooftop pool with a DJ on the terrace every Thursday night for garden spin parties.

Hotel Indigo

  • Menus Inspired by Nature: This summer, nature is Hotel Indigo’s menu muse, featuring infused bites and beverages with various seasonal herbs, flora and fruits including a curated white wine cheese board with in-season stone fruits and vibrant herbaceous cocktails, available across participating properties. Hotel Indigo Tallahassee Collegetown, Hotel Indigo Del Mar and Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles will also feature specialty summer items including Tasting Tuesday and Signo Sunday afternoons for guests to experience.
  • H.A.G.S: Reminiscent of the days of signing classmates’ yearbooks with “have a good summer,” participating Hotel Indigo hotels will shorten the distance between guests and those they hold dear with a complimentary postcard station complete with pre-stamped bespoke cards.
  • Long Summer Nights: Hotel Indigo Cleveland Downtown will offer guests the chance to experience an array of music and entertainment in the property’s courtyard.
  • Dog Days of Summer: A little something for man’s best friend. Select Hotel Indigo properties including Hotel Indigo Columbus Architectural Center and Hotel Indigo Del Mar will host doggy meet-ups complete with pup cups, pet artists and photo booths. Hotel Indigo Columbus Architectural Center will also host a monthly ‘Canines and Cocktails’ event that allows guests to bring their pets and enjoy live music, hosted by the property’s ‘Furry Ambassador’ Tripp.

Vignette Collection

  • Ultimate Summer Escape: On the patio behind Yours Truly DC’s Mercy Me restaurant, guests will be transported to the “Tropicalia Cocktail Garden.” The immersive pop-up space will be adorned with lush tropical plants and feature a blend of cocktails and dishes celebrating signature summer flavors and South American influences. Cocktails will spotlight South American spirits like pisco and matacuy in the Lama De Lima drink and flor de Jamaica in the Tropicalia Spritz.
  • The Tropicalia Cocktail Garden will host live, local analog DJs on Friday and Saturday nights and limited chef collaborations on Sunday evenings.

Travelers can kick their summer plans off with IHG’s annual Summer Sale, with bookings available through September 2. IHG One Rewards members qualify for 25% off their bookings with 20% off for the general public. Discounts will be applied at checkout when booking and terms and conditions apply.