InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Marks 75 years of Pioneering Luxury Travel

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has become synonymous with bold exploration, travel and cultural discovery, having pioneered luxury travel in emerging and well-loved destinations for the past 75 years. This year, as the brand toasts its diamond anniversary, it invites guests to celebrate the joy of travel and rediscover InterContinental hotels and resorts around the world.

From now until April 2022, guests can enjoy an exciting line up of limited-time offers ranging from sparkling anniversary cocktails to exhilarating stay experiences. As part of the 75th anniversary initiative and IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow commitment, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts will also donate US$75,000 to, supporting 15,000 people to gain access to clean water through sustainable, locally owned and run projects.

Sip, stay and celebrate in style

The celebratory anniversary cocktail, named “InterContinental75”, will be served at over 130 InterContinental hotels and resorts, including InterContinental Sofia. A re-imagination of the well-loved classic cocktail, French 75, the InterContinental75 is brought to life through a global partnership with two other pioneering brands – Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, founded in 1785 and winner of the 2021 “Best Champagne House of the World”, and The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, hand-crafted from botanicals foraged on the Island of Islay. An alternative but equally celebratory version will also be crafted using Seedlip Distilled non-alcoholic spirit and Fever Tree mixers. Bringing the local destination and ingredients to the forefront, the talented team of Floret, InterContinental Sofia’s signature restaurant, has crafted cocktail variations, along with special food pairing options, for a unique interpretation and taste journey in Sofia.

“I am delighted to raise a glass and celebrate this milestone with our guests, owners, partners and colleagues! InterContinental® is a very special part of my professional career and through all these years I’ve been working with the brand, I’ve seen a constant strive for development, innovation and discovery of new destinations and cultures. I am proud to represent the first InterContinental® hotel in Bulgaria. Our splendid property is following the same pace of development as the brand worldwide – for only 3 years of operation InterContinental Sofia has won some of the most prestigious awards in the travel industry, including Bulgaria’s Leading Hotel for 2019 and 2020. This year we opened a boutique health and wellness center, and the team is already working on our next exciting project – a new restaurant opening in 2022.” – says Mr. Angelo Zuccala, General Manager of InterContinental Sofia.

Defining global luxury travel

The InterContinental brand was established by Juan Trippe, the founder of Pan American Airways, in 1946 with a bold vision to bring luxurious accommodation to every corner of the globe. Today, with 206 hotels and over 70 set to open in the coming years, the vision of bringing luxury travel to emerging and established destinations continues. As a brand, we aim to embody global sophistication through our superior, understated service and exceptional amenities. What makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show our guests through personalised and attentive services. We offer our most valued guests signature VIP services through a dedicated InterContinental Ambassador programme and an exclusive Club InterContinental experience. We connect our well-travelled guests to what’s special about a destination, so they enjoy authentic local experiences that will enrich their lives. For more information and to book, visit, and connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information on the InterContinental 75th Diamond Anniversary, visit our website.

Watch the video: 75 years of opening doors to exciting destinations

About InterContinental Sofia:

Located on the iconic yellow cobblestones in the heart of Bulgaria’s capital, InterContinental Sofia offers a truly luxury hotel experience and breath-taking views of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Vitosha Mountain. The hotel is awarded Bulgaria’s Leading Hotel and Luxury Business Hotel of Eastern Europe for 2019 and 2020. For more information and our latest offers, check out our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

About IHG Hotels & Resorts:

IHG Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good. With a family of 17 hotel brands and IHG Rewards, one of the world’s largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has nearly 6,000 open hotels in more than 100 countries, and a further 1,800 in the development pipeline. Visit us online for more about our hotels and reservations and IHG Rewards. For our latest news, visit our Newsroom and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.