After 75 years of hospitality, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is ready to celebrate.
One of the oldest and biggest hotel brands in the world just announced a collection of exclusive experiences to mark its Diamond Anniversary, ranging from a celebratory riff on the French 75 to a collection of glitzy global travel.
The jewel in the crown – or the gems, we should say – are the new Diamond Stay packages. At the fair price of $ 75,000 (or the equivalent) pop, the unique and organized stays will take place at a selection of InterContinental outposts that have been handpicked from the vast portfolio. Naturally, you can expect all the required white glove service and mandatory comfort, but it’s the unique experiences that really set these expensive offerings apart.
If you fancy a getaway across the pond, the London and Edinburgh package will give you the chance to soak up the heritage and culture of the UK. You’ll start at the InterContinental London Park Lane, which is built on the site of the Queen’s childhood home, with a luxurious stay in the hotel‘s grand Mayfair Suite. As a true member of high society you will have exclusive access to Kensington Palace and enjoy a private tour of the Crown Jewels, classic afternoon tea and a session of portraits with a photographer of the royal family.
Then you will be taken in a private jet and checked into the Master Suite at the InterContinental Edinburgh. From there you’ll enjoy a private dinner at Edinburgh Castle, from a helicopter to Marchmont House for a tour with a Sotheby’s expert and a glimpse into creating a bespoke tartan or tweed . This four-night package starts from a princely price of £ 75,000, or roughly $ 101,715 at the current exchange rate.
Meanwhile, Down Under, the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, and the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort are each offering a five-night stay in an upscale suite for AU $ 75,000 (roughly $ 54,500). The Double Bay Experience includes a private Sydney Harbor tour with an indulgent picnic and the chance to jewelry design with Taarick K’dor from House K’Dor, while the Hayman Island Getaway features a private tour of the Great Barrier Reef, a helicopter ride over Whitehaven beach and a sailing excursion in the beautiful Whitsundays.
Not to be outdone, the 5-night stay at the InterContinental Maamunagau Maldives Resort (priced at $ 75,000 for six adults) offers guests the opportunity to explore the crystal-clear waters right next to the Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO and swim with the largest known population of manta rays in the country. alongside a marine biologist.
Representing the United Arab Emirates, the InterContinental Dubai Marina package (priced at AED 75,000, or roughly $ 20,400) is sure to wow travelers with a two-night stay in the hotel’s penthouse overlooking the marina. from the city, a 7-course Michelin-starred feast prepared by chef Jason Atherton, a massage with diamond dust and a ride through the streets in a luxury supercar. Oh, and you’ll also get a specially engraved Cartier piece of jewelry to take home as a keepsake.
A little closer to home, you can sleep in the Penthouse Suite at the InterContinental New York Barclay for over $ 25,000 a night. Here you will participate in an exclusive cocktail lesson during which you will learn how to prepare the aforementioned birthday cocktail; Nicknamed the InterContinental75, it features Piper-Heidsieck champagne and botanist Islay Dry Gin. You’ll also enjoy a couples massage, a special movie screening on the penthouse terrace, and 75,000 IHG Rewards points to continue the celebrations after your stay.
If that’s not enough, there are also Diamond Stay packages available at the InterContinental Manza Beach Resort in Japan, the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula in Vietnam, the InterContinental Washington DC, and various properties in China.
“During a difficult time, it’s important to take the time to celebrate milestones and start on new adventures wherever we can,” said Jane Mackie, IHG senior vice president, global brand marketing. luxury and premium, in a press release. “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.”
Imagine what the centenary of InterContenential will bring.