We reopen on 1 September 2020

UPDATED: 17 August 2020

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will reopen from 1st September 2020*, operating in accordance with the public health orders of the Queensland and Australian Federal Government in response to COVID-19.

The resort remains committed to implementing additional health and safety measures in line with local jurisdiction and has adopted the IHG Way of Clean programme developed in conjunction with experts from Ecolab, a global leader in hygiene technologies and service. Furthermore, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort offers IHG Clean Promise.

Please find specific actions that the resort has implemented to ensure the safety and wellbeing of guests and staff:

Personal guest cleanliness and safety resources, such as:

  • Individual guest amenity cleaning kits and personal-use sanitizer/wipes for guests
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidance for resort staff
  • Visible sanitizer stations in public areas and colleague spaces
  • New operating procedures to integrate social distancing signage and signals

Enhanced cleaning and operating procedures for every zone of the hotel:

  • Arrival: Reduced contact and physical interaction at check-in and check-out, touchless transactions, guidance on usage of front desk barriers, and sanitizer stations in high traffic areas
  • Public Spaces and Amenities: Visible and more frequent deep cleaning of high touch surfaces, spacing or reduction of furniture for social distancing, best practices for pools and other amenity spaces
  • Food & Beverage: Operational changes to food & beverage requirements and delivery; new food & beverage standards and service protocols. Due to government regulations, the famous InterContinental buffet breakfast is not permitted during this time, therefore a gourmet tapas and a la carte option will be provided to all guests. Food & Beverage changes may also impact banquets and catering options.
  • Guest Room: Verification of sanitization with items marked as cleaned / ready to use (e.g., glassware, remote control), removal of in-room collateral or other high touch items, and upgraded laundry protocols
  • Technology: Evaluating advanced technology for implementation as part of this enhanced programme and all elements of a contactless guest experience

These rigorous, new efforts are being led by IHG’s recently established Global Cleanliness Board. This group of IHG operations, health and safety, and guest experience colleagues are working with external specialists to understand best practices, define solutions and implement processes that address short term needs and are sustainable over the long-term.

If you would like any further information, please refer to our frequently asked questions or reach out to our team directly by emailing

If you have any further questions or would like to make a booking from 1st September 2020*, please reach out to our Reservations Team.

*Please note that this reopening date is subject to change and is dependant on both the Australian Federal Government and the Queensland Government’s guidelines on interstate travel.