November 10, 2011 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – The weather outside may be frightful, but this year’s holiday offerings at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts are sure to be delightful. From delicious menu items to sustain shoppers at InterContinental New York Barclay to the New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance at InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, these cross-country holidayexperiences are sure to bring good tidings to all and to all a good night’s sleep.
The first stop on your cross-country celebration will be Todd English’s Ça Va Brasserieat InterContinental New York Times Square. The restaurant will be offering both an a la carte menu and a seasonal prix-fixe Thanksgiving array complete with decadent variations on holiday favorites like heritage turkey, pumpkin bisque, green bean casserole with almond butter, maple roasted sweet potatoes, and the famous truffle mac & cheese. For those rising early to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the hotel’s Marché will be serving complimentary pumpkin treats with the purchase of a specialty coffee to keep warm as Tom Turkey floats by. www.intercontinental.com/timessquare
Even in the City That Never Sleeps, the most dedicated of shoppers need a refuge from retail. Thankfully, Executive Chef Serge Devesa at InterContinental New York Barclay has cooked up a delicious holiday menu to recharge weary patrons all day long. Starting off strong, the “Natural Power Breakfast” buffet is comprised of local and organic menu items such as freshly squeezed juices, vine-sweetened fruits, an array of New York State cheese, and organic brioche and apple bread pudding. Midday, The Barclay Bar & Grillwill be offering the “Season’s Greetings Midtown Express Lunch” with a percentage of each four-course meal box being donated to Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. In the evening, the songs of New York metropolitan area choral ensembles will fill the hotel’s lobby as guests unwind with tasty treats like the Calvados Hot Cream Toddy and fresh-pressed apple cocktails. www.intercontinental.com/newyork
A new outfit, the latest electronic, the classic Red Ryder BB gun from A Christmas Story – whatever is on your holiday shopping list this year, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta’s“Legendary Shopping Experience” package is here to help. The package, which includes a daily breakfast buffet for two, provides a U.S. $25 American Express Gift Card, a U.S. $25 Buckhead Dining Card to use toward meals of U.S. $50 or more at selected neighborhood restaurants, and a 10% discount coupon to nearby Macy’s. Before running out to start your holiday shopping, stop by the new Southern Art and Bourbon Bar to get into the holiday spirit with a classic turkey dinner complete with savory Cornbread Dressing with Turkey Sausage and Apples. www.intercontinental.com/buckhead
Before you make those annual resolutions, InterContinental Bostoninvites you to one last night of rum and revelry. The “New Year’s Eve” package offers guests two Hot Rum Glöggs at RumBa, overnight parking, and two buttons to First Night, a must-see Boston tradition with artistic showcases and exhibitions at over 35 venues throughout the downtown area. The package, which starts at U.S. $345 a night, also includes the perfect start to 2012 – late checkout with breakfast in bed. www.intercontinental.com/boston
During the prime holiday time of November 25th through December 25th, parents can take a break from gift-wrapping, drop off the kids at Grandma's and head to the historic Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C., for a short weekend respite. The hotel is offering a "Winter Weekend" package which includes deluxe guest room accommodations, breakfast for two and valet parking starting at U.S. $377 per night. www.intercontinental.com/washington
Over on the West Coast, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco ismaking holiday magic, one child at a time. The Magical Holiday Tea at the Top of the Mark will offer traditional tea fare with special children’s favorites like pigs in a blanket and peanut butter and jelly. The afternoon includes a performance by magician RJ Owens, face painting, and a complimentary gift for every child in attendance. To spread the joy even further, each guest is invited to bring a new and unopened toy to donate to the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Drive. Each guest that donates a gift will receive a U.S. $2 discount off of the U.S. $48 menu price. www.intercontinental.com/sanfrancisco
It is said that the kitchen is the heart of a home, and this holiday season InterContinental San Francisco’sMichelin-starred LUCERestaurantwill warm your heart – and delight your taste buds – with indulgent menu items such as the Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, Pecorino Romano & Sage Brown Butter and Veloute of Celeriac & Apple, Tarragon & Coffee Crème Chantilly. The savory flavors of the brussels sprouts caramelized with fresh lemon, sage and Pecorino Romano are the perfect complement to the sweet veloute made with crisp gala apples and topped with a bold coffee crème. The feast continues at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco with a serving of Maple Bourbon Roast Turkey with Hawaiian Sweet Bread Dressing. This new twist on the holiday classic is marinated in bourbon and maple syrup, and then paired with a flavor packed dressing of sweet bread, pineapples, cranberries, sage and more. www.intercontinental.com/sanfrancisco
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