InterContinental

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InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Industry Hotel
Founded 1946
Founder Juan Trippe
Number of locations
183 hotels & resorts
Area served
Global
Parent InterContinental Hotels Group
Website www.ihg.com

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has over 180 hotels, located in more than 60 countries across the globe. With over 60 years of expertise, the Intercontinental® brand is recognised as one of the world’s leading luxury hotel and resort brands.[1]

History[edit]

n 1946, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts® was born of Pan Am's vision of mass international air travel, with the first hotel opening in Belém, Brazil to accommodate crews and passengers in destinations where 5-star hotels were not yet present.

The brand came from the inspiration of two visionary men, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the late President of the United States and Juan Terry Trippe, former President of Pan American Airways. At a White House breakfast one day in 1945, the two discussed their concern for Latin America’s need for development dollars. Out of the meeting came a practical conclusion: one way to attract businessmen and tourists would be to offer them good hotels. Trippe agreed that Pan Am, with the support of U.S. government institutions as the Export-Import Bank, could form a subsidiary to foster the endeavour – and on April 3, 1946, Intercontinental Hotel Corporation was born.[2]

Key History Timeline[edit]

1950's

1960’s

1970’s

1980’s

1990’s

  • In 1994 a joint venture was signed with the Presidente group of hotels and six Presidente InterContinental hotels and resorts were opened throughout Mexico.

2000's

2010's

  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts continues to grow and has hotels and resorts in all the world’s best locations.

Awards[edit]

World Travel Awards 2014: InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts has been named, The World’s Leading Hotel Brand for the sixth consecutive year at The World Travel Awards™ 2014.

Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts also won five other prestigious brand awards:

  • Asia’s Leading Business Hotel Brand
  • Australasia’s Leading Hotel Brand
  • Mexico & Central America’s Leading Hotel Brand
  • North America’s Leading Hotel Brand

Individual InterContinental Hotels & Resorts also won over forty accolades At World Travel Awards™ ceremonies around the globe.

Business Traveller Awards 2014:

InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts was named Best Hotel Brand Worldwide at The Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2014. A Number of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts also won Accolades at various Business Traveller Awards Ceremonies around the world:

  • InterContinental® London Park Lane was named Best Business Hotel in the UK
  • Phoenicia InterContinental® Beirut was named Best Business Hotel in Beirut
  • InterContinental® Cairo Citystars was named Best Business Hotel in Cairo
  • InterContinental® Jeddah was named Best Business Hotel in Jeddah

Responsible Business[edit]

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts use the IHG® Green Engage system, an online sustainability management system that tracks a hotel’s environmental performance and recommends ways to improve it. From energy and water use to waste management the system helps their hotels use fewer resources, preserving the authentic nature of destinations. Their commitment to Responsible Business is being activated around the world. Using their Green Engage tools, they have helped their hotels and resorts reduce energy consumption by up to 25%.

Through IHG's Shelter in a Storm programme, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts receive guidance on when and how best to respond when disasters occur. When a disaster occurs, funds from the IHG Shelter Fund can be allocated to enable their hotels to respond quickly and effectively to support their guests, employees and the local community with financial support, vital supplies and accommodation.

The IHG Academy is a collaboration between individuals, IHG hotels, corporate offices, local education providers and/or community organisations. The IHG Academy provides local people with opportunities to develop skills and improve their employment prospects in one of the world's largest hotel companies. Within a consistent framework, each IHG Academy is tailored to meet the needs of local communities as well as hotels around the world.

Notable properties[edit]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

  • Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, Seoul, South Korea
  • InterContinental Asiana Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • InterContinental Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
  • InterContinental COEX, Seoul, South Korea
  • InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Danang, Vietnam
  • InterContinental Manila, Makati, Philippines
  • InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • InterContinental Hanoi Landmark 72, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort, Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, South Korea
  • InterContinental Hotel The Grand, Yokohama, Japan
  • InterContinental Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan
  • InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • InterContinental Manza Beach, Okinawa, Japan
  • InterContinental Marine Drive Mumbai, Mumbai, India
  • InterContinental Mid-Plaza, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • InterContinental Pondok Indah Jakarta, Indonesia (opening 2016)
  • InterContinental Nha Trang, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam
  • InterContinental Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • InterContinental Resort Bali, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
  • InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, Thailand
  • InterContinental Singapore, Singapore
  • InterContinental, The Grand, Delhi, India
  • InterContinental Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • InterContinental Tokyo Bay, Tokyo, Japan
  • InterContinental Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Shanghai EXPO, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Shanghai Pudong, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Shanghai Puxi, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Beijing Beichen, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Shenzhen, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Dalian, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Qingdao, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Shijiazhuang, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Tangshan, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Nanjing, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Suzhou, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Hangzhou, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Wuxi, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Ningbo, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental One Thousand Island Lake Resort, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Century City Chengdu, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Chengdu Global Center, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Resort Jiuzhai Paradise, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Chongqing, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Heilong Lake, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Fuzhou, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Changsha, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Kunming, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Wuhan, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Resort Lhasa Paradise, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Sanya Resort, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, People's Republic of China
  • InterConitnental Huizhou Resort, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Foshan, People's Republic of China
  • InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort, People's Republic of China

Central America[edit]

Europe[edit]

Middle East[edit]

Today there are three Intercontinental Hotels in Beirut, the highest number in single Middle East country

North America[edit]

South America[edit]

Oceania[edit]

  • InterContinental Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto, Melbourne, Australia
  • InterContinental Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • InterContinental Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  • InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, Australia
  • InterContinental Le Moana Spa and Resort, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  • InterContinental Bora Bora and Thalasso Spa, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABOUT INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS & RESORTS". InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  2. ^ "About Us, Intercontinental Hotels and & Resorts". Intercontinental Hotels and & Resorts. Retrieved 2015-02-11. 

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