InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort in India, the second luxury property after InterContinental Mumbai on Marine Drive. The group has chosen a location, 30 kms from the Chennai International Airport, in a picturesque spot overlooking the Bay of Bengal on East Coast Road. Shantha de Silva, Head of South West Asia, IHG, said, “The opening of InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort marks an important milestone in IHG’s journey in India. Chennai is a city that boasts the perfect mix of diversity and culture with a glossy layer of cosmopolitan glamour. Whether a business trip, corporate retreat or a leisure break, our newest property in Chennai will offer unrivalled facilities and access to many cultural and business opportunities of one of the country’s biggest cities.” The resort boasts of 105 rooms and facilities and amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped health club and a spa that offers beauty treatments and yoga. It is ideal for conferences, meetings, and special occasions such as weddings.