InterContinental New York Barclay: Life is Great at the Top

Oct 3, 2017  |   Contributor: Kurt Jacobson

As if this 1926 grande dame hotel wasn’t special enough, the InterContinental New York Barclay saw fit to add a penthouse. On the heels of a massive renovation, completed in April 2016, management decided to go all-in with an ultra-luxurious penthouse on the roof.

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On The Path To Peace At InterContinental Samui, Thailand

Jul 10, 2017  |   Contributor: Selene Nelson

Sprawled across Taling Ngam Bay on the western coast of Ko Samui is one of the island’s most illustrious hotels, the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort.

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New InterContinental Hotel Planned as Part of $2 Billion Waterfront Development

Jan 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Soon Washington D.C. will have a new luxury waterfront hotel. Earlier this week, Carr City Centers announced their partnership with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Clark Enterprises, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront and The Wharf to build a new 278-room resort along the Washington Channel.

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Win an Adventurous Vacation in InterContinental's Social Media Scavenger Hunt

Sep 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Miss childhood scavenger hunts? Then join InterContinental Hotel Group's social media initiative to bring scavenger hunts to people of all ages. Fans of InterContinental properties across the U.S. are invited to play "Digital Detective" in order to win a spy-themed trip of a lifetime. In order to participate, fans must "like" all nine U.S. InterContinental properties and then answer questions about the brand to get a fictional spy-inspired vacation. Grand prize adventures include a trip to London complete with sky-diving, racecar driving lessons, a gift certificate to Harrods and more; or a trip to Washington DC with sky-diving, racecar driving lesson, tickets to the International Spy Museum and gift cards.... Read More

Cook with Top Chefs at the InterContinental Hong Kong

Feb 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

InterContinental Hong Kong announces a return of their popular Cooking with the Culinary Stars series. The program will continue throughout 2013.

Throughout the year guests will learn to cook alongside the celebrated chefs from InterContinental Hong Kong’s diverse restaurants, including the Michelin starred establishments SPOON by Alain Ducasse, Yan Toh Heen and THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill along with the legendary NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong. In addition to the annual cooking classes, the hotel has launched a new Baking Club program created under the guidance of SPOON’s new Pastry Chef Jerome Husson. The Cooking with the Culinary Stars classes cover everything from classic cooking techniques and essentials to specialty and seasonal dishes.... Read More

Venus Williams Designs InterContinental Miami Hotel's Newest Suites

Nov 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

InterContinental Miami has teamed up with tennis star Venus Williams’ design firm, V Starr to create two new 3,300 square-feet, two-level presidential suites, Royal Palm and Metropolis. The Royal Palm Suite’s name is a nod to one of the first hotels in the area, The Royal Palm Hotel, which was built by well-known railroad magnate Henry Flagler. It also featured the city's first electric lights, elevators and swimming pool. The color pallet of the room, the white screen and texture of the walls and materials all extend from the name. The Metropolis Suite name is a nod to Miami’s first newspaper, The Miami Metropolis. The front page of the first paper printed hangs in the suite. Again, the neutral color scheme and various textures used for the 3,300 square foot, two-floor suite reflect the... Read More

New Wedding Experiences Facebook Page for InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa recently launched a new Facebook page—Bora Bora Wedding Romance Experiences. The page features weddings, vow renewals, blessing ceremonies, romantic dinners, and info on daily ongoings at the luxury resort and spa. The location is InterContinental's four largest in French Polynesia. More than 80 overwater villas are found stetched over the resort community. Each of these deluxe accommodations has a split-level terrace and a sundeck. Reef, the resort’s restaurant, is acclaimed for its French Polynesian cuisine. There also is an overwater wedding chapel with a glass bottom floor onsite. Custom-tailored wedding ceremonies are held on the resort’s private beach. These exclusive wedding packages on the beach include a civil ceremony, a chape... Read More

New Wellness Program at InterContinental London Park

Oct 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Travelers looking to stay fit while on vacation can now head to the InterContinental London Park Lane for the new Insider Wellness Experience. In partnership with acclaimed wellness expert Elizabeth Peyton Jones, author of Eat Yourself Young. Jones has worked with clients like actress Thandie Newton to show that small changes can make a big difference. According to the program, "The experience begins before guests even arrive by submitting a photo of their refrigerator’s contents to Elizabeth for review. After assessing the guests’ eating habits, an in-person evaluation is performed in the VIP room of Spa InterContinental where each guest will receive a completely customized two-wee... Read More

New Hotel Opening in London from InterContinental Hotels Group

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts will open InterContinental London Westminster in November, marking the first InterContinental property to open in the UK in 36 years. The new luxury hotel features 256 guestrooms including an impressive Penthouse, 14 one bedroom suites, and 30 studio suites. There's even an American-style barbeque restaurant and a more refined space, Emmeline’s, for champagne and cocktails. The property will also offer a Club InterContinental Executive Lounge, eight state-of-the-art meeting and event rooms and a comprehensive business center.... Read More

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Partners with National Geographic for Responsible Business Week

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

To show its continued to commitment to year-round environmental responsibility, for the third annual Responsible Business Week, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has partnered with National Geographic. Since 2010 the initiative has attracted 250 events around the world wishing to support eco-tourism. According to the brand, "This year, UNESCO has joined the cause with the sustainable tourism initiative 'People Protecting Places' designed to protect and preserve the natural and cultural environments around the globe. To encourage environmental friendly practices for each individual property, IHG developed the online sustainability system Green Engage. The interactive software reached over 4,000 hotels worldwide to assist in managing hotel energy, waste, water, and consumption more effectiv... Read More

Times Square Goes Green! NY Hotel Achieves LEED Certification

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Coming on the heels of its two year anniversary, the InterContinental New York Times Square has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status, and is the nation’s largest new-build hotel to do so. The certification, which is awarded by the US Green Building Council, is bestowed upon properties that meet... Read More

The Latest Appointments | Bentley, Bugatti & Hermès

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

One of the latest European brands to be ‘rescued’ to foreign investment, Aquascutum’s new management has chosen to part ways with design director Joanna Sykes.... Read More

Local Seasonal Spa Treatments Offered Around the World

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

The cheerful blossoms of this year’s early spring beckon would-be gardeners, farmers’ market browsers, and green living enthusiasts back to nature. Going locavore is sure to be a popular Earth Day resolution—and why stop with the products you eat and drink?... Read More

InterContinental Hanoi's Saigon Restaurant | Authentic Vietnamese Fare

Apr 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm  |  1 Comment

Floating on the gently lapping shores of Hanoi’s West Lake emerges a structure that almost appears from the early morning mist: InterContinental Hanoi Westlake. It is built into the lake itself and contains three restaurants; one being Saigon, a fresh take on Vietnamese food, affording patrons impressive views and equally impressive fare.... Read More

Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar 2011 a Triumph for AMEX

Sep 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

American Express celebrated the 40th birthday of its publishing arm's powerhouse glossy Travel + Leisure by throwing a party that lasted three days and extending an open invite to New York cognoscenti and globorati.... Read More

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