InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will open its first InterContinental-branded property in Sanya, China on 1 July 2010.

Developed as an eco-friendly resort, InterContinental Sanya Resort will feature 343 rooms, including 24 beachside villas, eight food and beverage outlets and a spa and fitness centre.

IHG now has 18 properties under the InterContinental brand in China, including one in Hangzhou and Suzhou which will open this year.