InterContinental marks 75 years of pioneering luxury travel with a celebration of a rich heritage, iconic hotels and exclusive experiences
World’s First and Largest Luxury Hotel Brand Announces Limited Time Offers for Diamond Anniversary, Including InterContinental75 Cocktail in Partnership with Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
Seoul, South Korea, October 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has become synonymous with bold exploration, travel and cultural discovery, having pioneered luxury travel to emerging and beloved destinations for the past 75 years. This year, as the brand celebrates its diamond anniversary, it invites its customers 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 range of limited-time offers ranging from sparkling birthday cocktails to exhilarating stay experiences. As part of the 75e and IHG’s Commitment to Journey to Tomorrow, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts will also donate US $ 75,000 to Water.org, helping 15,000 people access safe drinking water through sustainable, locally managed and managed projects.
Sip, stay and celebrate in style
The anniversary celebration cocktail, named “InterContinental75”, will be served at over 130 InterContinental hotels and resorts. A reimagining of the beloved classic cocktail, French 75, the InterContinental75 comes to life through a global partnership with two other pioneering brands – Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, founded in 1785 and winner of the 2021 award for “Best Champagne House in the World “, and The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, handcrafted from plants picked on the Isle of Islay. An alternative but equally festive version will also be made using Seedlip Distilled non-alcoholic alcohol and Fever Tree blenders. Focusing on local destinations and ingredients, talented teams at select InterContinental hotels and resorts around the world will create cocktail variations, as well as special food and wine pairing menus, for a unique interpretation and taste journey in each destination.
Customers can recognize personal milestones with a range of anniversary packages. The 75e The anniversary package will be available at select hotels and includes ased cocktail experience for two; for those seeking unparalleled experiences, InterContinental Diamond Stay packages offer varied and carefully curated luxury moments once in a lifetime at hand-picked InterContinental hotels.
“We are delighted to toast with our customers, owners, partners and colleagues in celebrating InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and all that this brand stands for – the joy of traveling and the worldliness that comes from experiencing cultures around the world. While tough times, it’s important to take the time to celebrate milestones and start new adventures wherever we can. The InterContinental brand has been a part of many special moments throughout its 75 year history and continues to be a place of celebration, connection and indulgence ”, said Jane mackie, Senior Vice President of IHG, Global Marketing for Luxury and Premium Brands. “The next chapter of InterContinental, as we continue to open new doors of Rome To Riyadh, will encompass a new 360-degree approach to customer experience with new partnerships and innovations. “
“We are grateful to be part of the 75e anniversary of the InterContinental brand and their goal of shaping the future of responsible travel “, said Michel Mayernik, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Water.org. “They are committed to changing lives through access to clean water as part of this initiative, giving women hope, healthy children and communities around the world a bright future.”
Defining global luxury travel
The InterContinental brand was created by Juan Trippe, the founder of Pan American Airways, in 1946 with a bold vision to provide luxury accommodation to all corners of the world. His 75e anniversary is not only an opportunity to envision its bright future, but also to recognize the brand’s rich heritage: InterContinental has become the leading international hotel chain in the Middle East with the opening of Phenicia in Beirut in 1961; Martin Luther King completed his iconic “I Have A Dream” at the InterContinental The Willard Washington DC in 1963; The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland was awarded the title of Architectural Wonder and the World’s First Career Hotel in 2018 and the InterContinental New York Barclay was the official hotel for the 2021 US Open tennis tournament.
Today, with 206 hotels and over 70 slated to open in the coming years, the vision of bringing luxury travel to emerging and established destinations continues. Over the next few months, the brand will open new doors in inspiring places like Barcelona in Spain, Sorrento in Australia, Ras al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, Kaohsiung en Taiwan and Appi Kogen in Japan.
For more information on the InterContinental 75e Diamond anniversary, visit intercontinental.com/75thanniversary.
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INTERCONTINENTAL 75E DIAMOND BIRTHDAY
InterContinental 75 anniversary cocktail
Although the exact time of the creation is debated (sources claim the origin is at the New York Bar in Paris in 1915 or a decade later at the height of Prohibition), the consumption of a French 75 cocktail has historically marked the celebration of major events. In honor of the InterContinental’s 75th anniversary and looking forward to the future of travel, hotels will present a modern twist to this classic cocktail.
InterContinental75 is a refreshing and deliciously botanical cocktail with a hint of honey and hints of citrus and aromatic plants. The cocktail is mixed using The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, Piper-Heidsieck NV brut champagne, lemon juice and honey water. A perfect cocktail to celebrate our anniversary or any occasion.
The celebratory cocktail will be available at the Lobby Lounge & Bar in Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas of October 4, 2021. The hotel ushered in a new era of luxury when it reopened in december 2020 after an 11-month renovation, commemorating its 30e anniversary as the first international hotel brand established in Gangnam area Seoul.
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InterContinental 75e Diamond Anniversary Stay Packages
Travel in style with sparkling Diamond Stay packages. Select InterContinental hotels and resorts around the world have gone out of their way to provide the ultimate in luxury bookable experiences for guests who want to celebrate in style and add sparkle to their InterContinental stay.
InterContinental Phuket Resort, Thailand
A luxurious resort experience on Three days of them nights on the magnificent Kamala Beach in a three bedroom villa is available for two people. Prepare to be led and of airport by Maserati, and treat yourself to these daily rituals: breakfast in the villa served with Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage and signature 90-minute Sati Spa treatment by HARNN. Plus, a Thai dining experience awaits at the resort’s signature restaurant, Jaras and a full day cruise aboard a 75 foot yacht with an exquisite lunch accompanied by more champagne including Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2008 Rosé. Guests can mark their stay with a visit to Batik Village where they can experience hand painting their own outfits – tailoring services are also available.
Package from USD 15,500. Contact [email protected] for reservations.
About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand makes travel attractive, thanks to its 75 years of experience. Each of our properties offers a gateway to the glamor of intercontinental life. As a brand, we aim to embody global sophistication through our superior, understated service and exceptional amenities. What makes us different is the genuine interest we take in our customers through personalized and attentive services. We offer our most valued customers exclusive VIP services through a dedicated InterContinental Ambassador program and an exclusive Club InterContinental experience. We connect our clients who have traveled a lot to what is special about a destination, so they can 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.
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