The world's first truly international hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience.
InterContinental is the world's first hotel brand to provide destination-specific concierge websites and videos and now offers access to inspiring recipes from around the world through the InterContinental Kitchen Cookbook iPad app.
50 hotels in the pipeline
Figures as at 31 December 2014
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts believes that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show in our guests.
At InterContinental, it is every team member’s desire to help guests make the most of their time. Every day, we connect our well-travelled guests to what’s special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook.
7 hotels in the pipeline
Figures as at 31 December 2014
|1946||InterContinental Hotels Corporation founded by PanAmerican World Airlines.|
|1947||The first property, the Hotel Grande in Belem, Brazil, is inaugurated.|
|1981||InterContinental Hotels Corporation is sold to UK-based company Grand Metropolitan.|
|1988||Grand Metropolitan sells InterContinental Hotels Corporation to Japanese based Saison Group.|
|1998||Bass PLC acquires InterContinental Hotels Corporation.|
|2001||Prestigious InterContinental Hong Kong purchased for £241 million.|
|2006||InterContinental celebrates 60 years of history.|
|2006||6 November - InterContinental Hotels & Resorts simultaneously launch two flagship hotels - InterContinental London Park Lane and InterContinental Boston, US.|
|2007||InterContinental celebrates opening of its 150th hotel - the InterContinental, Dubai Festival City.|
|2008||InterContinental opens two new hotels in China in celebration of the 2008 Olympics - InterContinental Beijing Beichen as the closest luxury hotel to the National Olympics Stadium; InterContinental Qingdao within the Olympic Sailing Village.|
|2009||A first, two new co-branded luxury rooms opens in Okinawa, Japan-ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort and ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort.
InterContinental Fiji Gold Resort & Spa opens as the sole destination resort on Natadola Beach.
|2010||InterContinental New York Times Square opens in July. The largest new build hotel to open in Manhattan since 2002.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts launches industry first App for iPad with Concierge Insider Guides.
|2011||Launch of InterContinental Alliance Resorts with The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas.
InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya opens in December, situated on Russia's most famous street and close to landmarks like the Kremlin and Red Square.
|2012||InterContinental Doha The City opens in February, offering a range of luxury accommodation and facilities, including an InterContinental Residence Suites, the country's highest dining experience and an in-house chocolatier.|
|2009||Best Website in the Hotel Industry - Interactive Media Awards 2009.
Top environmental honours at Condé Nast Traveller World Savers Awards in 2009 went to the InterContinental Willard Washington.
World's Leading Hotel Brand - World Travel Awards 2009 & 2010.
|2010||Business Traveller Asia Pacific Awards 2010.
Best Business Hotel Brand - Business Traveller Asia Pacific Awards 2010 & 2011
|2011||2011 Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List included: InterContinental New York Times Square, Willard InterContinental Washington, DC, InterContinental Boston, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, and the InterContinental Montreal. The Gold List is an exclusive list of 200 of the world's finest properties and cruise lines.
Web Marketing Association's Best Travel Mobile Application of 2011 for the InterContinental Concierge Insider's Guide iPad App.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was voted best resort in Asia-Australasia and one of the top 25 hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveller's 2011 Reader Travel Awards UK.
2011 World Travel Awards included: World's Leading Hotel Brand for the third consecutive year, World's Leading Business Hotel Group, Europe's Leading Hotel Brand, Mexico & Central America's Leading Hotel Brand, and England's Leading Conference Hotel for InterContinental London Park Lane.
Last updated 17 February 2015