Jun122019

InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu becomes sixth IC in France

Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon was a 15th century hospital that only ceased operations in 2010. The building site has been a refuge for weary travelers and clergy for 800 years and is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. 17th and 18th century construction created the grand structure existing today and years of renovation created the recently opened InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu. The hotel has 144 guest rooms with 34 suites, including 28 duplex suites, many featuring large vertical windows with views to the Rhone River.

IHG InterContinental Lyon Hotel Dieu opening press release.

InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu 360 meter facade (IHG image)

Lyon, France made Lonely Planet’s Best Places in Europe 2019. Women’s World Cup Soccer 2019 semi-finals and finals will be held in July at Parc Olympique Lyonnaise in a suburb of Lyon.

This opening marks the 6th InterContinental Hotel in France, joining the family of

  • InterContinental Paris – Le Grand,
  • InterContinental Paris – Avenue Marceau,
  • InterContinental Carlton Cannes,
  • InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu
  • InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel.

InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu enters IHG Rewards Club at 55,000 points per night.

I spent an hour in Lyon in October 2015 when I was changing trains from Clermont-Ferrand, France for Geneva, Switzerland. Not long in Lyon, but long enough for a kiss.

Normally I would not kiss and tell, but when in Lyon (Oct 3, 2015).

 

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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