The entranceway to Intercontinental Adelaide will undergo a complete redesign.

InterContinental Adelaide will go under the designer’s knife from late 2021 as part of a major AUD$32 million refurbishment which will see the hotel virtually redesigned from the ground up.

Announced today ahead of Design Inn and AHICE taking place in the city this week, the InterContinental Adelaide building will see all 367 guest rooms completely reimagined, with work to take place over a period of between 15-18 months ahead of its reopening in early 2023. It marks the hotel’s first major renovation since IHG took over management rights in 2009, with the property owned by Thailand-based asset management firm, TCC Land International.

All public spaces will also be modernised and refreshed, with upgrades to be rolled out to meeting rooms and event spaces. A newly designed all-day restaurant will be introduced, while the hotel’s popular Shiki Teppanyaki restaurant will also be redesigned. A new InterContinental Club Lounge will be unveiled, with all hallways, elevators and the lobby also undergoing a makeover. New technology to bring the hotel in line with others around Australia will also be installed.

Intercontinental Adelaide was first built in 1988 but was taken over by IHG Hotels and Resorts in 2009.

A Project Manager and Interior Designers will soon be appointed, the hotel said, with the property to remain open throughout and work staggered to ensure minimum disruption to guests.

IHG Hotels and Resorts Managing Director Australasia and Japan, Leanne Harwood, said InterContinental Adelaide was one of the city’s most luxurious hotels and an icon on the Adelaide skyline.

“InterContinental Adelaide is consistently ranked as one of IHG’s top hotels from a guest satisfaction perspective, and we know that travellers will be excited to see the new product once it’s complete,” Harwood said.

“We are so pleased that TCC Land International is investing in the future of this great property, the hotel industry, and South Australian tourism. We have no doubt that InterContinental Adelaide will continue to define itself as one of Adelaide’s most iconic luxury hotels”.

IHG Hotels and Resorts Managing Director Australasia and Japan, Leanne Harwood.

InterContinental Adelaide General Manager, Michael Gaedtke, said the hotel was one of the city’s most loved and has hosted many celebrities since it was first built in 1988 including The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Hillary Clinton and many Australian cricket teams.

“This renovation affirms our commitment to South Australian tourism and demonstrates support for the Government’s focus on growing the State’s share of high-yielding domestic and international visitors,” he said.

InterContinental Adelaide is located close to many of the city’s major attractions and borders the Torrens River. The city’s Convention Centre, Botanical Gardens and Adelaide Oval are all within close walking distance.