InterContinental Hotels & Resorts celebrates 70 years
Known as the world’s largest luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is proud to celebrate their 70th global anniversary this year – with InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto taking a trip down memory lane to mark the special milestone.
In ode to InterContinental’s beginnings with founder of Pan America Airways, Juan Trippe, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto invited guests to ‘Breakfast in the Sky’ on the 53rd floor of The Rialto.
Greeted by Pan Am airline flight attendants on arrival, guests were treated to traditional Pao de Queijo – delicious Brazilian cheese bread in honour of the first InterContinental hotel to open in 1949, The Grande in Belem Brazil.
Melbourne fashion designer Dom Bagnato also surprised guests with a special performance of Frank Sinatra’s Sway, all while surrounded by 360 degree views of Melbourne’s CBD.
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto General Manager, Erik Stuebe, said the anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate all the people who have brought the brand to life over the years.
“For the last seventy years, and ever since the doors to our first hotel swung open to welcome thousands of guests, our hotels have acted as a gateway to a life of luxury travel,” said Mr Stuebe.
“In celebration of the brand’s rich heritage and the original founder of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, we are proud to mark the 70th anniversary in a uniquely Melbourne way.
“What better way to celebrate at the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto by showcasing our unique combination of historic opulence with a cutting-edge Melbourne style.”
Launching in 1946, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts grew quickly in its early years, becoming synonymous with luxury, jet-set travel.
Today, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest luxury hotel brand. There are 184 InterContinental hotels open in more than 60 countries, reaching almost every corner of the world.