InterContinental Adelaide announces $32m refurbishment

InterContinental Adelaide is set to embark on a major renovation later this year, the first since its opening.

The $32 million refurbishment of the hotel will include a redesign of all 367 guestrooms and suites; upgrades to meeting and event spaces; a refreshed restaurant and bar; enhancements to the hotel’s award-winning Japanese teppanyaki restaurant, Shiki; and a new InterContinental Club Lounge space and experience.

It will also mean a face lift for the hotel’s entrance, lobby, hallways and lifts.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said the announcement was “a terrific vote of confidence” in South Australia’s tourism and business credentials.

“We’ve already seen record occupancy in regional SA, and the highest occupancy in the CBD since the pandemic began, so today’s announcement adds further weight to the importance of continuing to evolve and innovate,” he said.

“I want to acknowledge IHG for their investment in Adelaide. It is extremely positive that they see both economic and strategic value in committing to our state moving forward.”

Michael Gaedtke, general manager of InterContinental Adelaide, said the investment “affirms our commitment to South Australian tourism”.

“InterContinental Adelaide has been one of the city’s most loved and iconic luxury hotels for many years, hosting travellers from around the world,” he said.

“We know that South Aussies have a great pride in our iconic, vibrant hotel with its riverbank location and views directly over the Torrens and Adelaide Oval, and we recognise the responsibility that comes with that.”

The hotel will remain open throughout the renovation, which is expected to be completed in early 2023.