(MENAFN- The Peninsula)
Doha: InterContinental Doha recently held a Golf Open at the Doha Golf Club in honour of the global celebration of the 75th anniversary of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. The tournament was well attended by members of the Doha Golf Club and local top class amateur field golfers who competed for the six awards, including champion, longest drive, social media award, and nearest to the pin.
An annual event organised by InterContinental Doha which allows the golfers to have the opportunity to play on a world-class, Peter Harradine-designed Championship Golf Course, this year's tournament was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts as well as the 21st anniversary of the hotel itself. Participants enjoyed bites from Manko Doha and Belgian Café, and were also treated to a sample of Spa InterContinental's revitalising massages as well as fruits and refreshments.
The awarding ceremony was elevated with special celebrity guest Mr. Monopoly making a special appearance to hand out the trophies and awards.
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 celebrations to exhilarating stay experiences. As part of the 75th anniversary initiative and IHG's Journey to Tomorrow commitment, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts will also donate $75,000 to Water.org, supporting 15,000 people to gain access to clean water through sustainable, locally owned and run projects.
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.
Its 75th anniversary is not only a moment to look forward to its bright future but also recognise the brand's rich heritage: InterContinental became the first international hotel chain in the Middle East with the opening of the Phoenicia in Beirut in 1961; Martin Luther King finished his iconic“I Have A Dream” at InterContinental The Willard Washington DC in 1963; InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland took on the title of architectural marvel and the world's first quarry hotel in 2018 and InterContinental New York Barclay served as the official hotel of the 2021 US Open Tennis tournament.
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.
In the coming months, the brand will be opening new doors in inspiring locations like Barcelona in Spain, Sorrento in Australia, Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Appi Kogen in Japan.
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