IHG Hotels & Resorts announces InterContinental Chantilly – Château Mont Royal


The historic 107-key château will become IHG’s third luxury opening in France in the past five years

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, is proud to announce the signing of InterContinental Chantilly – Château Mont Royal – the latest château property within its growing Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio in France.

The historic 107-key château, signed under a management agreement with Groupe BMF and Groupe PFH, will join the likes of InterContinental Paris Le Grand and InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu – alongside three other InterContinental properties in Paris, Bordeaux and Marselle – as a flagship hotel for the brand in the country when it welcomes guests – following renovation – in 2024. It will also become IHG’s third luxury opening in France in the past five years, following InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu in 2019, and Kimpton Paris St Honoré in 2021.

This addition of another outstanding luxury property in a premium leisure and MICE destination further strengthens IHG’s Luxury & Lifestyle estate in Europe. It also provides even more choice for IHG One Rewards members to enjoy the many benefits of the company’s refreshed loyalty programme in a truly regal setting.

Built in the early 20th century and showcasing Louis XVI style architecture, InterContinental Chantilly – Château Mont Royal will feature two restaurants, a bar and a summer terrace where guests may enjoy long, light nights and scenic views, as well as 11 meeting rooms, a gym, sauna, jacuzzi and treatment rooms alongside an indoor swimming pool and tennis court.

Situated just 40km from the French capital and 20 minutes from Charles de Gaulle Airport, the hotel’s location makes it the ideal destination for leisure guests or corporate groups seeking to combine city sightseeing with the many historic and picturesque sights of Chantilly and its surroundings. The town is renowned for its elegant royal heritage, intricately woven lace, and popular racecourse, which was founded in 1840 and is the venue of the annual “Prix de Diane” held each June.

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Willemijn Geels, VP Development Europe – IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “In signing InterContinental Chantilly – Château Mont Royal, we are delighted to have brought another luxurious property to our portfolio in France, through which we’ll further enhance the longstanding legacy of the world’s oldest luxury hotel brand. Adding another landmark hotel in one of Europe’s most desired destinations is a proud moment for everyone at IHG. We’re delighted to be maintaining the momentum of our Luxury & Lifestyle growth and demonstrate our commitment to growing our portfolio in European leisure destinations.”

Fabien Bertini, Founder – Groupe BMF and Simon Pinto, President – Groupe PFH, said: “We are proud to be partnering with IHG Hotels & Resorts – a true powerhouse of the hotel industry – to bring to life our vision for InterContinental Chantilly – Château Mont Royal. Together, we’re undertaking one of the most exciting hotel projects in the region and we are confident that IHG’s global scale and enterprise platform will enable us to share the beauty of this hotel with guests from across the world. The InterContinental brand is one of the most iconic in the world, and we’re delighted to be continuing its great tradition here in France.”

Francois Cédelle, Managing Director – BMF Hospitality added: “InterContinental Chantilly marks our fifth acquisition, demonstrating our commitment to the asset class as we continue to seek value-add opportunities within the European market”.

With 207 open hotels globally and 90 in the pipeline as of March 31, 2023, IHG’s InterContinental brand is inspiring a new chapter of Luxury & Lifestyle destinations around the world. After marking its Diamond Anniversary in 2021, it continues to thrive as a key pillar of IHG’s global portfolio and plans to welcome guests at an array of new European properties, including InterContinental Crete and InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace

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IHG Hotels & Resorts currently has 64 hotels operating under nine brands in France including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo, voco hotels, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn Express and a further 19 in the pipeline.