A symbol of modern Impressionism, the hotel is near historic Zenkov Cathedral and the Green Bazaar. InterContinental Almaty occupies an enviable location opposite the Presidential Palace in Republic Square. The best view of Almaty is from nearby Koktobe Mountain, and the short drive to Medeu takes you to the famed ice skating rink and ski slope. The fitness centre features the latest in Technogym and Body-Solid equipment. The Ankara Spa offers massages, a sauna and a Turkish bath. There’s also an indoor pool for swimming laps. The five diverse restaurants satisfy every craving from burgers and barbecue to fine French fare. A chic bar and the private Club Lounge offer cocktails and conviviality.