ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort and Spa

Beppu's First International Luxury Resort

By Valentina Saavedra    - 4 min read

Opened in August of 2019, the ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort and Spa introduces a luxurious combination of Japan's famed hot springs and the InterContinental Hotels Group's worldly glamour.

As the Oita Prefecture's first international luxury resort, the brand new resort will include carefully curated facilities such as natural baths, traditional hot springs, and a spa offering revitalizing treatments and locally-inspired remedies. Guests can enjoy the well-known Biyu-no-Yu and Myoban-no-Yu, the hot spring waters that contain beautifying properties. An infinity pool designed to unite the sky with the view overlooking Beppu's hot springs throughout the seasons will also be featured in this sophisticated relaxation experience.

Beautiful View from Beppu's Resort (Photo: ANA Beppu)
Beautiful View from Beppu's Resort (Photo: ANA Beppu)

You can also expect world-class restaurant and bar experiences that offer a range of creative, seasonal dishes using high quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Found on the top floor of the resort, "Elements-Atelier & Bar" sets a new standard for culinary excellence, with each dish and drink designed to delight the palate.

InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa also offers a unique, nature-inspired meetings and events space with The Gallery. Boutique meeting rooms invite a sense of relaxation and unconventional inspiration. The interior design draws inspiration from Beppu's famous hot spring steam wisps and uses traditional Japanese paper to emit a soft light that puts a person at ease.

Beppu has the world's second largest volume of hot spring water. The resort offers two large outdoor onsens, each meticulously designed with the selection and arrangement of Beppu stones selected by skilled masons, and placed to create a waterfall effect as if the hot spring water is overflowing from the mountain.

Relaxing spa
Relaxing spa

Designed to create a unique and immersive relaxation experience for both Japanese and international clientele, the resort's distinct sense of place comes from the various adopted elements of local surroundings to influence its interiors. Each of the 89 rooms includes bamboo work created by local artists and craftsmen, complete with a spacious design and natural materials for a sense of peace and relaxation, as well as open-air baths on the terraces. In partnership with luxury Thai spa brand HARNN, The resort and spa is dedicated to enhancing the wellness experience with botanical ingredients that resort health and harmony. The spa offers five treatment rooms with private en suites and outdoor garden, and two double massage rooms featuring a jacuzzi made from Japanese cypress.

Celebrating the Opening

To celebrate the upcoming opening, InterContinental has announced exclusive accommodation packages. The Upgraded Beppu Experience, The Indulgent Experience, and The Panoramic Experience are all available to incoming guests coming to the resort.

Also, the resort has curated a once-in-lifetime package, the Beppu Luxury Collage, offering guests immersion into ancient Japanese art and craftsmanship, including a demonstration and masterclass from local Shuji Calligraphy Masters where guests learn the wonder of kanji characters and the artistic form of written expression. Guests will also enjoy the art of bamboo weaving – an intrinsic part of the local culture with Beppu being the largest producer of madake (Japanese timber bamboo) – for an unforgettable class on bamboo ware. Elevated dining experiences include dinner at Atelier restaurant with a private sommelier, a private English picnic lunch, and a sunset dinner on-board the resort’s private yacht.

Immerse yourself in an unexpected world of sophisticated Japanese relaxation!

Find more information at:

https://anaicbeppu.com/en/

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Valentina Saavedra

Valentina Saavedra @valentina.saavedra

Marketing Intern at JapanTravel currently traveling in Tokyo for the summer and Student at Duke University