[PDF] press conference – 25/04/2013

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INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS & Resorts The first genuine international hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is located in more than 60 countries and possesses local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts knows that simple luxury service and outstanding amenities are important, but what makes us different is the sincere interest we have in our guests’ satisfaction. At InterContinental each and every staff member is there to ensure that guests derive the greatest possible enjoyment from their stay with us.

Guests are invited to contact the concierge to help plan their stay, for interactive maps, practical information sheets, travel itineraries and presentation videos. www.intercontinentalvideo.com

Each day we share our knowledge and offer our guests advice on the most interesting attractions available so they can enjoy an experience that will enrich their view of the world.

HISTORIC

1940s

Intercontinental Hotels corporation was founded by Pan American World Airlines in 1946. The first Intercontinental hotel opened in 1949 in Belem, Brazil.

1950s

During the Cannes Film Festival in 1955 Grace Kelly met His Serene Highness (HSH) Prince Rainier III of Monaco at the InterContinental Carlton Cannes.

1960s

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts was the first international hotel company to open a property in the Middle East – in 1961 InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut opened in Lebanon.

1970s

In 1973 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts opened its first hotel in the USA – InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco.

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1980s

2000s

During the 1980s 70 InterContinental hotels opened the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel in France, InterContinental The Willard Washington DC in the U.S., and the Grand InterContinental Seoul in South Korea

in 2008 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts opened the InterContinental Beijing Beichen and the InterContinental Qingdao in China – to celebrate the 2008 Olympic Games.

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