InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has expanded its presence in Switzerland with the opening of a new hotel, the InterContinental Davos.

Located at the foot of the Flüela Pass, the hotel offers views of the shores of Lake Davos as well as the Grison Alps.

The new hotel is housed in an oval-shaped building covered by 790 gold-coloured steel elements giving it a futuristic façade as well as ability to blend into the Swiss Alpine world.

"We are proud to bring InterContinental Davos to this beautiful location."

IHG Europe upscale & luxury brands brand management vice-president Tom Rowntree said: "The opening of InterContinental Davos reflects the success of the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand, not only in Europe, but also globally as it continues to appeal to both investors and consumers in an increasingly competitive hotel market."

The new hotel has 216 rooms and suites featuring interiors based on the Alpines, while the hotel’s InterContinental Alpine spa including an indoor and an outdoor pool also reflect the same with decor based on natural rocks and herbs.

It has four restaurants including the Capricorn Brassiere serving specialties from across the Alpine region, Matsu offering experimental cuisine and Stübli creating Japanese and Alpine fusion food as well as the specialty ‘Shabu Shabu’ fondue.

General manager Peter Pedersen said: "We are proud to bring InterContinental Davos to this beautiful location."

InterContinental Davos can cater to the needs of the businesses with its 1,500m² conference facilities and equipment.

IHG currently operates hotels under its nine brands across 100 countries and territories meeting the needs of its guests.