September 01, 2011 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - To celebrate the arrival of the fall season, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the world's first truly international hotel brand, is offering special packages with a slightly autumnal bent, from gathering the first honey crop of the season (made fresh atop InterContinental Boston in the hotel's signature apiary) to receiving the red-carpet treatment for New York Fashion Week at InterContinental New York Times Square.
Home to Boston's first rooftop apiary, InterContinental Boston will usher in September - officially known as "National Honey Month" - with a special "Honey Harvest Dinner" at Miel "Brasserie Provençale," a Provence-inspired brasserie featuring dishes and cocktails that incorporate honey made by the hotel's on-site bees. To celebrate the hotel's first significant honey harvest, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Miel will offer guests and locals alike a custom four-course dinner featuring plates infused with honey and seasonal ingredients - among them honey-brushed quail with brioche toast and honey-berry sorbet - as well as a wine pairing and cocktail reception, all valued at U.S. $75 per person. www.intercontinental.com/boston
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta - Savor Southern Comfort After sweeping the Washington, D.C. food scene with Art and Soul restaurant on Capitol Hill, acclaimed chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Art Smith brings his signature culinary spin down south with Southern Art and Bourbon Bar at InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta - his first restaurant and bar concepts in the Southeast. Opening on Monday, September 26, 2011, the restaurant complements the modern hotel and its surrounding affluent Buckhead neighborhood with its unique blend of Southern comfort food and artisanal offerings, such as a ham-and-charcuterie bar and house-made Southern pies and cakes. Bourbon Bar will highlight a well-cultivated selection of American bourbon distillers with more than 70 offerings, in addition to pre-Prohibition classic American cocktails. www.intercontinental.com/buckhead
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile - Like Mike (And His Steaks) Fall is traditionally a time of re-orientation, which is why NBA legend Michael Jordan is making an unusual comeback - as a steakhouse restaurateur. The recently opened Michael Jordan's Steakhouse Chicago, which inhabits the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile's sprawling second-floor dining space, features a roster of prime meats, seafood favorites and powerhouse desserts such as a 23-layered chocolate cake. www.intercontinental.com/icchicago
InterContinental New York Barclay - Relish a Rainbow-Hued "I Do" With New York's same-state marriage laws in place, InterContinental New York Barclay presents its Worth the Wait Package, which includes accommodations for two in a complimentary specialty suite overlooking the sparkling Chrysler Building (two nights); a one-hour cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres; a four-course dinner; Champagne toast, open bar and rainbow wedding cake; a couples massage from Oasis Day Spa and a reception serenade by New York's famous Stonewall Chorale. Package price begins at U.S. $175 per person with a minimum of 40 attendees; a percentage of the wedding cost will be donated to GMHC, the world's first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. www.intercontinental.com/newyork
InterContinental New York Times Square - Get Red-Carpet Ready for Fashion Week Who says you have to be a fashion editrix or socialite to enjoy New York Fashion Week? InterContinental New York Times Square outfits guests with their own personal glam squad with its Fashion's Night Out Package. Valid September 8 through 15, 2011, the fashionista package includes overnight accommodations, early check-in, an in-room hour-long blowout with personal stylist, pre-outing cocktails in Todd English's Ça Va Brasserie and car service to chauffer them to each event in style. www.intercontinental.com/timessquare
Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. - Venture into Fall, French-Style Cultivated palates will have a field day at the fourth annual Vendanges, the autumnal wine harvest festival that originated in France and can now also be enjoyed stateside thanks to Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. and Café de Parc. On Friday, September 30, 2011 locals and guests can visit the Willard courtyard to enjoy different styles of French wine and beers, authentic French festival dishes, live music, food, dancing and grape-stomping. Tickets begin at U.S. $25 per person. www.intercontinental.com/washington
The region's only "wellness focused" all-suite hotel, InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland is an oasis for guests to relax, rejuvenate and improve their overall mental and physical well-being. In addition, the hotel is the only InterContinental property to provide guests with PURE Rooms, the most allergen-resistant guestroom on the market. Guests can stock up on the appropriate tools for relaxation at the InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland's newly unveiled Wellness Store, featuring products ranging from yoga mats and instructional DVDs to resistance bands, bath salts and an array of aromatherapy products from pillow mist and sleep masks. Travelers can also grab a nutritious snack at the new C2 Restaurant Bar Lounge, featuring a wellness menu created around the Mediterranean diet. www.intercontinental.com/cleveland
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