​​​​​​​InterContinental marks 75 years of pioneering luxury travel

with a celebration of rich heritage, iconic hotels and exclusive experiences

  • Publish date: Thursday، 14 October 2021
​​​​​​​InterContinental marks 75 years of pioneering luxury travel
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InterContinental marks 75 years of pioneering luxury travel with a celebration of rich heritage, iconic hotels and exclusive experiences

The world’s first and largest luxury hotel brand announces limited-time offers for its diamond anniversary

1st GCC Summit At InterContinental Abu Dhabi opened by Shaikh Zayed Al Nahyan attended by all the GCC Leaders (May 25-26 1981) and waiters at InterContinental Muscat Oman in the 80’s

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has become synonymous with bold exploration, travel and cultural discovery, having pioneered luxury travel in emerging and well-loved destinations for the past 75 years. This year, as the brand toasts its diamond anniversary, it invites guests to celebrate the joy of travel and rediscover InterContinental hotels and resorts around the world. From now until April 2022, guests can enjoy an exciting line up of limited-time offers ranging from sparkling anniversary celebrations to exhilarating stay experiences. As part of the 75th anniversary initiative and IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow commitment, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts will also donate US$75,000 to Water.org, supporting 15,000 people to gain access to clean water through sustainable, locally owned and run projects. 

Stay and celebrate in style

Guests can recognise personal milestones with a range of anniversary packages. The 75th Anniversary Package will be available at select hotels and includes a personalized refreshment experience for two; for those looking for incomparable experiences, the InterContinental Diamond Stay Packages offer varied and carefully curated once-in-a-lifetime luxury moments across hand-picked InterContinental hotels.

Bringing local destinations and ingredients to the forefront, talented teams at select InterContinental hotels and resorts around the world will craft celebratory variations, along with special food pairing menus, for a unique interpretation and taste journey in each destination.

“We’re delighted to raise a toast with our guests, owners, partners and colleagues to celebrate InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and everything this brand stands for – the joy of travel and the worldliness that comes from discovering cultures around the world. During a challenging period, it’s important to take time to celebrate milestones and begin to enjoy new adventures again wherever we can. The InterContinental brand has been part of many special moments throughout its storied 75-year history and continues to be a place for celebration, connection and indulgence,” says Jane Mackie, IHG’s Senior Vice President, Global Marketing for Luxury and Premium Brands. “The next chapter of InterContinental, as we continue to open new doors from Rome to Riyadh, will encompass a fresh 360 degree approach to the guest experience with new partnerships and innovations.”

“We are grateful to be part of the 75th anniversary of the InterContinental brand and their goal to shape the future of responsible travel,” says Michael Mayernik, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Water.org. “They are committed to changing lives with access to safe water as part of this initiative, giving women hope, children health and communities around the world a bright future.”

Defining global luxury travel

The InterContinental brand was established by Juan Trippe, the founder of Pan American Airways, in 1946 with a bold vision to bring luxurious accommodation to every corner of the globe. Its 75th anniversary is not only a moment to look forward to its bright future but also recognise the brand’s rich heritage: InterContinental became the first international hotel chain in the Middle East with the opening of the Phoenicia in Beirut in 1961;  Martin Luther King finished his iconic “I Have A Dream” at InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. in 1963; InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland took on the title of architectural marvel and the world’s first quarry hotel in 2018 and InterContinental New York Barclay served as the official hotel of the 2021 U.S. Open Tennis tournament.

Today, with 206 hotels and over 70 set to open in the coming years, the vision of bringing luxury travel to emerging and established destinations continues. In the coming months, the brand will be opening new doors in inspiring locations like Barcelona in Spain, Sorrento in Australia, Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Appi Kogen in Japan.

Details and availability of offers may vary across participating hotels. For more information on the InterContinental 75th Diamond Anniversary, visit intercontinental.com/75thanniversary.

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About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand makes travel alluring, with insights from 75 years of experience. Each of our properties provides a gateway to the glamour of the InterContinental Life. As a brand, we aim to embody global sophistication through our superior, understated service and exceptional amenities. What makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show our guests through personalised and attentive services. We offer our most valued guests signature VIP services through a dedicated InterContinental Ambassador programme and an exclusive Club InterContinental experience. We connect our well-travelled guests to what’s special about a destination, so they enjoy authentic local experiences that will enrich their lives. For more information and to book, visit www.intercontinental.com, and connect with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/intercontinental and Instagram www.instagram.com/intercontinental .

About IHG Hotels & Resorts

IHG Hotels & Resorts [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good.

With a family of 17 hotel brands and IHG Rewards, one of the world’s largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has nearly 6,000 open hotels in more than 100 countries, and a further 1,800 in the development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

Visit us online for more about our hotels and reservations and IHG Rewards. For our latest news, visit our Newsroom and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

About IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio

Building on the heritage of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts – the world’s first and largest luxury hotel brand celebrating its 75th anniversary this year – IHG has become the world’s second largest Luxury & Lifestyle player by both number of hotels open and in the development pipeline. Acquisitions of iconic brands Regent Hotels & Resorts and Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, and the international expansion of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Hotel Indigo have created an impressive portfolio for both guests and owners, defined by timeless legacy and bound together by distinctive design and unforgettable service. Spanning more than 430 hotels or 100,000 rooms, IHG’s Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio makes every journey a celebration of extraordinary experiences, each in a unique way. 

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InterContinental 75th anniversary Diamond Stay Packages

Travel in style with sparkling Diamond Stay Packages. Selected InterContinental hotels and resorts across the globe have pulled out all the stops to deliver the ultimate in bookable luxury experiences for guests looking to celebrate in style and add some sparkle to their InterContinental stay.

Middle East & Africa

InterContinental Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates

Those who know how to travel in style will find the ultimate experience in Dubai with their Diamond Anniversary package, starting with a stay in InterContinental Dubai Marina's Penthouse with private balconies offering dazzling views of Dubai Marina, before exploring the city with a special supercar or luxury vehicle on exclusive loan. To lower the adrenaline, a private yoga class at sunrise followed by a 75-minute decadent massage using diamond dust is the perfect tonic. The evening’s entertainment begins with a cocktail masterclass at Ginter, where their master mixologist will demonstrate how to mix the festive InterContinental75 cocktail and share the history of gin. Then the chef’s table awaits at the award-winning Marina Social by Michelin Star chef, Jason Atherton, where guests will be taken on a private culinary journey of seven exquisite courses, each expertly paired with the perfect wine. A specially engraved piece of jewellery from Cartier to take home will make the perfect memento of an already memorable stay.

Package from AED 75,000 (inclusive of taxes). Click here for more information.

Europe

InterContinental London Park Lane and InterContinental Edinburgh The George, UK

Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the heritage and culture of historic London and Edinburgh. Discover the royal roots of InterContinental London Park Lane – built on the site of the childhood home of the Queen - staying in the hotel’s Mayfair Grand Suite. They will enjoy a private, behind-the-scenes of Kensington Palace, a private viewing of the Crown Jewels, an elegant Afternoon Tea at the hotel and a portrait shoot with one of the Royal family’s photographers. Car transfers from London to a private jet flight to Edinburgh will provide the perfect downtime ahead of check into the Master Suite at InterContinental Edinburgh The George. Highlights of this second portion of the adventure include an exclusive private dinner at Edinburgh Castle, bespoke tartan or tweed design consultation, private shopping experience at a historic local jeweller, helicopter trip to Marchmont House to view the private art collection with a tour led by a Sotheby’s expert, and a special cocktail experience with  Scottish-made The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, also an InterContinental 75th Anniversary partner.     

Package from £75,000. For bookings or more information, contact londonreservations@ihg.com

Asia-Pacific

InterContinental Maamunagau Maldives Resort, Maldives

The ultimate Maldives experience is now available at InterContinental Maamunagau Maldives Resort for those looking to Live the InterContinental Life in the Indian Ocean. The exclusive Diamond Anniversary luxury experience begins with a private seaplane charter from Malé to the resort where guests will enjoy a 5-night stay in one of the spectacular Three-Bedroom Residences with specially curated private dining experiences throughout the stay. Exclusive use of the resort’s luxury yacht offers a chance to explore the crystal-clear waters of the Raa Atoll, nestled close to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Those looking to get closer to nature will relish the opportunity to swim with the country's largest known population of manta rays, alongside the resort's resident marine biologist.

Package from US$75,000++ for 6 adults. Contact reservations.icmaldives@ihg.com for bookings.

ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort, Japan            

A leisurely way to celebrate is on offer at the InterContinental Manza Beach Resort. The 75th Anniversary private cruise package includes a private cruiser with a Captain on call for three days, allowing guests to enjoy sunset cruises, fishing, and other maritime activities. Back on dry land, accommodation in corner suite room for four nights, with modern interior design and 180-degree uninterrupted ocean views, Club InterContinental lounge access to taste a selection of delicious Okinawan delicacies, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The package also includes airport transfers.

Package from JPY1,575,000. For reservations, call +81 (0)98-966-2212.    

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula, Vietnam            

Everything is taken care of with a culture-rich, all-inclusive 3 days, 2 nights stay in the ultra-luxurious two-bedroom Sun Peninsula Residence villa, facilitated by a Villa Host. Guests can celebrate at sunset on day one as they’re welcomed to the postcard-perfect Monkey Bay with InterContinental75 cocktails followed by a private beach barbeque and more champagne. The following day, a private tour of the Bensley Outsider Gallery awaits, followed by a video “coffee date” with the world-renowned architect and artist. US$500 credit to put towards the purchase of an artwork at the Gallery to commemorate their stay is also on offer. In the evening, a pre-dinner live video chat with Pierre Gagnaire over drinks in Buffalo Bar will provide an extraordinary introduction to an exclusive dinner at La Maison 1888, complemented by one-of-a-kind vintages from the exclusive Cellar Treasures collection.

Package from VND750,000,000. Contact reservations.icdanang@ihg.com for bookings.

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, Australia

Speed and sparkle are combined for the ultimate luxury experience at InterContinental Double Bay Sydney. A five-night stay in the Royal suite with private butler service, luxurious spa day and in-room mixologist masterclass will set the scene, before exploring the city in style with a luxury driving experience and see Sydney Harbour on a private scenic tour with indulgent picnic lunch. Guests will be able to mark the special occasion by designing a bespoke piece with master jeweller, Taarick K’dor from family-owned, high jewellery brand House of K’Dor.

Package from AU$75,000. Contact reservations.doublebay@ihg.com for bookings.

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Australia

A private helicopter will transfer guests to Hayman Island for five nights in the luxurious Hayman Beach House. Indulgent dining experiences include Chefs Table, a Dining under the Stars experience complete with champagne, wines and a daily gourmet breakfast. Guest can explore the Whitsundays with a two-hour private sunset sail in Hayman waters, a private Great Barrier Reef tour and a ‘Best of Both Worlds’ helicopter tour taking in Whitehaven beach, Reefworld and a fly over Heart Reef.  All-important time out is included, with multiple spa treatments as part of the package, as well as a private poolside cabana to enjoy at leisure.         

Package from AU$75,000. Contact hayman.reservations@ihg.com for bookings.

USA

InterContinental New York Barclay   

The city that never sleeps is the perfect place to celebrate, and The 1946 Package from InterContinental New York Barclay (also celebrating its 95th anniversary this year) is the perfect spot for luxury in the heart of Manhattan. The stay includes a two-night stay in the Penthouse Suite, with an exclusive InterContinental75 cocktail lesson with a mixologist, 75-minute couples massage with Zeel, a movie screening on the incredible Penthouse Suite terrace with classic films from the year of InterContinental’s birth with a premium 1946 vintage wine to enjoy. Guests will also receive 75,000 IHG Rewards points to continue the celebrations, with a host of ways to spend on stays and experiences.

Package from US$25,000 per night. Click here for more information.

InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, US

Celebration, wellbeing and a sense of place are at the heart of this exclusive package from InterContinental Washington D.C., with a stay in one of their residentially inspired suites overlooking the Potomac River. A signature InterContinental75 cocktail, daily InterContinental breakfast for two served in the hotel’s award-winning Moon Rabbit restaurant, US$300 spa or food and beverage credit to spend on an indulgent treat and a unique welcome amenity from the Executive Chef are all included, along with a host of other hotel amenities.

Package prom US$1,175++. Bookings via +1-800-424-6835.

Greater China

InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun, InterContinental Chongqing Raffles City, InterContinental Shenzhen Dameisha, InterContinental Xi’an, InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin

Guests booking the special 75th anniversary package will get to enjoy the InterContinental75 signature cocktail and discover an exclusive Farfetch partnership with 75 mystery boxes available in participating hotels. In the box, guests will find a designer product from designer brands including 8ON8, FENG CHEN WANG, AMBUSH, Off-White and Palm Angels; travel souvenirs and Farfetch discount vouchers.

Flexible rates. Booking via IHG Hotels & Resorts on WeChat

Charity Partner

Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed more than 38 million lives around the world with access to safe water or sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis. For more than 25 years, they have provided women hope, children health, and families a future. Learn more at https://water.org