This year, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts celebrates the 75th anniversary of the takeover of the Grande Hotel in Belém by its founder Juan Trippe in 1946. To mark the anniversary of the diamond, the luxury hotel group offers a collection of experiences around the world, aptly called the Diamond Stay packages. .
It was a different world 75 years ago when Juan Trippe (who was also the chairman of PanAm) spoke with President Franklin D. Roosevelt to discuss the lack of business opportunities that were pouring into South America. The solution they came up with was to offer luxury accommodation to businessmen in key cities, offered in tandem with PanAm flights to these locations, and the The InterContinental was born.
Today the InterContinental has more than 71,000 rooms worldwide, with its finest suites among the best you can buy. It is these luxury suites that are offered as part of the Diamond Stay packages, each of which has been carefully created to cost around $ 75,000 (or local equivalent).
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If you’ve spent the past 18 months waiting for a five night stay in the sun in a tropical paradise, the ultimate Maldives experience will be your back alley, swimming with manta rays and access to a luxury yacht. Alternatively, if something with a little more hustle and bustle sounds like you, a two-night stay in the New York City Penthouse Suite could be for you, complete with a private movie screening and vintage 1946 wine.
Another Diamond Stay package is offered at the InterContinental Dubai Marina, where you receive a personally engraved Cartier coin upon arrival, before being massaged with diamond dust. Everything has been thought of to end the day with a masterclass of cocktails and a Michelin-starred dinner of seven courses and food and wine pairings prepared by chef Jason Atherton.
But if you prefer to stay a little closer to home, The InterContinental Sydney Double Bay offers a five-night stay in the Royal Suite with private butler service, filling your days with a number of activities, including a tour of Sydney Harbor by seaplane. If that were not enough, the experience will be remembered thanks to the possibility of designing a tailor-made piece of jewelry with the master jeweler Taarick K’dor.
“During a difficult time, it’s important to take the time to celebrate milestones and start living new adventures again wherever we can,” said Jane Mackie, senior vice president of global marketing for luxury brands and premium.
“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.”
There are seven different destinations and experiences available in Diamond Stay packages – all of which can be booked now.