InterContinental Tashkent Opening in April 2023
The first ever IHG property in Uzbekistan will be the InterContinental in Tashkent, the capital of the country. It will be open in April 2023 and is now accepting reservations both in cash and points starting the April 1st.
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InterContinental Tashkent Details
InterContinental Tashkent is located by one of Tashkent’s known landmark like Amir Timur Square. It neighbors other hotels like the Hyatt Regency Tashkent and Hampton by Hilton Tashkent. Getting around will be easy with Yandex Taxi and they accept credit card payments (Visa & MasterCard) in Tashkent.
The hotel will have guest rooms and suites, with some rooms facing Amir Timur Square and some screenshots suggesting the view of Tashkent TV Tower on the opposite side.
The hotel will have a Club Lounge that booking a Premium room or above category will get you complimentary access to. Alternatively, you can get an annual lounge pass after staying 40 nights at IHG properties as a Milestone Reward. Remember, even IHG Diamond status itself excludes you from lounge access. But, breakfast should be free here!
There’s also a spa that comes with sauna, steam room, Turkish hammam, and other expected treatment services. And, there’s a fitness room 300 sqm big with outdoor yoga and an indoor pool that comes with a bar called Pure.
The hotel will have 2 restaurants which include No’mad for all-day dining and Ember Restaurant & Bar for their signature establishment.
InterContinental Tashkent Pricing & IHG Rewards Points Requirements
You can expect to pay ~$250 per night at InterContinental Tashkent. Of course, the price may change at some point, but it’s very competitive with Hilton Tashkent City to the west.
For points redemption, it starts to become more attractive with ~38,000 points per night at $258 per night rate. It’s effectively a ~.67 cents per point redemption which is better than average of 0.5 cpp for IHG. If you want to book this hotel, definitely consider taking advantage of 100% bonus points sale that IHG usually runs throughout the year. Do note that IHG points requirements may change often as it runs on dynamic pricing model.
On the other hand, you can sign up for co-branded credit card like the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Business ($99 annual fee) that gives you an annual 40k free night award as one of its key benefits to book this hotel for free.
The InterContinental looks to be a great debut for IHG in Uzbekistan. Shockingly enough, Hyatt has better footprint in Central Asia compared to IHG, so it’s great that IHG is building more presence in a region that I recently traveled to and loved. The property looks very nice compared to the InterContinental in Almaty. Unfair comparison I know, but still.
It appears to be very competitive with Hilton Tashkent City which was an awesome property to be at, and it’d be interesting to compare both. I don’t know when I’d go back to Uzbekistan, but I’d be happy to try this property out for a night or two should I ever visit Tashkent again.