The world’s first and largest luxury hotel brand announces limited-time offers for its diamond anniversary, including the InterContinental75 cocktail in partnership with Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and The Botanist Islay Dry Gin.
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 cocktails 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.
Sip, stay and celebrate in style
The celebratory anniversary cocktail, named “InterContinental75”, will be served at over 130 InterContinental hotels and resorts. A reimagination of the well-loved classic cocktail, French 75, the InterContinental75 is brought to life through a global partnership with two other pioneering brands – Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, founded in 1785 and winner of the 2021 “Best Champagne House of the World”, and The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, hand-crafted from botanicals foraged on the Island of Islay. An alternative but equally celebratory version will also be crafted using Seedlip Distilled non-alcoholic spirit and Fever Tree mixers. Bringing local destinations and ingredients to the forefront, talented teams at select InterContinental hotels and resorts around the world will craft cocktail variations, along with special food pairing menus, for a unique interpretation and taste journey in each destination.
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 cocktail 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.
“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.
“Here in Vietnam, we are thrilled to be celebrating the 75th anniversary of InterContinental Hotels and Resorts with our guests, owners, partners and colleagues,” says Colin McCandless, Area General Manager of Southern Vietnam and Laos. “We are immensely proud to have opened seven beautiful InterContinental hotels and resorts in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Nha Trang, Ho Tram and Phu Quoc since 2009. We are equally excited about our future pipeline of openings in Vietnam under the InterContinental brand, and we remain committed to developing our colleagues to deliver true hospitality for everyone in the years to come.”
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.
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.
- Luxury & Lifestyle: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Vignette Collection, Hotel Indigo
- Premium: voco Hotels, HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, EVEN Hotels
- Essentials: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, avid hotels
- Suites: Atwell Suites, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Candlewood Suites
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.
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 DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY
InterContinental75 Anniversary Cocktail
Though the exact time of creation is debated (sources argue the origin is at the New York Bar in Paris in 1915 or a decade later at the height of Prohibition), the drinking of a French 75 cocktail has historically marked the celebration of major milestones. In honour of the InterContinental 75th anniversary and looking forward to the future of travel, hotels will feature a modern twist on this this classic cocktail.
The InterContinental75 is a refreshing and delightfully botanical cocktail with a hint of honey and notes of citrus and herbal aromatics. The cocktail is mixed using The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, Piper-Heidsieck NV brut champagne, lemon juice and honey water.
Its non-alcoholic but equally delicious cousin, the Zero-Proof InterContinental75, is made with Seedlip Grove 42, Fever Tree Indian Tonic, apple juice, fresh lemon juice and honey water and garnished with mint and raspberry.
The perfect cocktails to celebrate our anniversary or any occasion!
The celebratory cocktail will be available at the Lobby Lounge & Bar of Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas from 4 October 2021. The hotel ushered in a new era of luxury when it reopened in December 2020 after an 11-month renovation, commemorating its 30th anniversary as the first international hotel brand established in the Gangnam area of Seoul.
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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.
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Việt Nam
(Voted Top 20 Resort in Asia awarded by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards)
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 email@example.com for bookings.
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
Experience the city voted most romantic in Asia through the lens of InterContinental Hanoi Westlake with a two-night getaway in the Grand Westlake Suite and an itinerary mixed with discovery and adventure. Hop on a seaplane for a 30-min flight over Halong Bay, taking in the scenic view. On the next day, explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter with a guided tour where guests will be treated to delicious Hanoian cuisines. At the resort, guests will be pampered with a 60-minute couple spa experience, a relaxing and romantic bath ritual, a gourmet meal featuring a 5-course Chef-of-The-Year menu, and access to Club InterContinental.
InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72
(Top 10 Hotel in Asia awarded by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards)
Redefining the height of luxury literally at Hanoi’s tallest luxury hotel, with a luxurious stay at InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72’s two-bedroom Presidential Suite. Apart from top-of-the-line entertainment system, elegant living and dining areas, as well as an in-suite relaxing steam room, guests will be pampered with welcome Champagne, and a private butler throughout the stay. Embark on a curated culinary journey including a themed Afternoon Tea at the Hive Lounge, featuring the celebratory InterContinental75 cocktail with canapés, a Chef’s Table featuring Stellar Steakhouse’s gourmet four-course dinner with wine pairing.
Package from VND75,000,000++ per night. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking.
InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort
An ultimate holiday for friends and families who are looking for a private and pampering experience. Arrive in style and toast to the start of a fantastic getaway with the celebratory InterContinental75 cocktails or mocktails. Guests can choose to stay in either a luxurious three-bedroom or four-bedroom duplex villas, each with a private pool and gazebo. The hotel will deliver up to three experiences of your choice each day at the villa, including a private mixology class, yoga and wellness sessions as well as in-room Spa treatments. For the gourmet traveller, look forward to cooking classes, private wine tasting session, or a leisurely afternoon tea at the gazebo.
Package from US$1,500++. Contact email@example.com for booking.