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InterContinental Dhaka at a Glance

The first five star hotel of the country, owned by Bangladesh Services Ltd, started its journey in the name of Hotel InterContinental Dhaka back in the mid sixties, subsequently operated as Dhaka Sheraton Hotel, and of late as Ruposhi Bangla from May 2011 to 31st August 2014 after the expiry of the contract with Starwood, the parent company of Sheraton.
On 19th February 2012, BSL has signed a Management Agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group (Asia pacific) Pte Ltd. (IHG) for a 30-year term for management of its hotel with the option o renew the agreement for 2 terms of 5 years each.
As per the agreement, the hotel shall have to be renovated as per brand standards of IHG. Thereafter, on completion of the renovation works, the hotel shall be rebranded as InterContinental Dhaka. The renovation has commenced in March 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-2017. A brief overview of the proposed "InterContinental Dhaka" is given below:

The Hotel stands proudly in the city's most prestigious location, near the lush green surroundings of Dhaka's famous Ramna Park, and close proximity to the downtown business district. It is only 16 km away from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

Hotel Facade: Completely new and stylish look whilst retaining key important elements of the original historical design in that,
* All windows to be changed to double glazed units with full height.
* Introduction of decorative screens to various areas of the facades.
* Illumination of building and mood lighting.
* Construction of new porch for arrival and departure.
Guest Room: Guest Room enlarged to 40sqm along with latest Furniture, Fixture and Equipment to meet the InterContinental requirements. The different categories of rooms of the hotel are as follows:
Types & No. of Rooms
Diplomatic suite_________05
Executive suites_________20
Deluxe twin____________05
Deluxe rooms___________61
King rooms____________135
Lobby & Front Desk: The front desk and reception relocated to the east wing as it was when the Hotel first opened.
The floor of the atrium lobby elevated up to surrounding level and converted into Food & Beverage outlets.
Conference and Banqueting: The Meeting rooms, the Winter Garden and the Ballroom renovated and upgraded as per the design of the interior designer to include latest audio visual projections, sound systems and lighting.
All-Day Dining: The previous All-Day Dining restaurant, Bithika was outdated and had a temporary style buffet that is not in keeping with IHG compliance. The all-Day Dining will be relocated to west wing and will have live cooking areas.
Club InterContinental Lounge: A Club InterContinental Lounge will be purpose-built as the old club lounge will be turned into guestrooms. The new lounge will be built above the current reception desk on the 1st floor incorporating the pre-function area and combining the two meeting rooms.
Specialty Restaurant: Specialty restaurant, Bar and Lounge will be new built with contemporary design.
Swimming Pool: The Swimming pool and the pool deck will be elevated from its present ground location to a higher height. New meeting rooms and pre-function area for Winter Garden will be constructed at the existing Swimming pool area. The relocation of the pool and desk will provide greater pool experience to our valued customers.
Spa and Gym: Gym will be upgrade as per evaluation of the interior designer, Spa will be added to the present health club facilities.
Other Facilities: Business Centre : The Business Centre will provide a range of services including web browsing & e-mail, telex, fax, spiral binding, word processing, photocopy and secretariat services
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