InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts Luxury & Lifestyle Collection, is today celebrating a new era of luxury with the unveiling of InterContinental Lusaka which reopens after a two year multi-million dollar renovation.
InterContinental Lusaka has been a landmark in the city for over 50 years and been deemed as one of Zambia’s icons of hospitality. The property has now undergone a complete renovation and as one of the first international luxury hotel brands in Lusaka. The reopening marks a new standard set for luxury in the region.
Tim Rangi, Cluster General Manager, InterContinental Lusaka, said: “InterContinental Lusaka has been a landmark in the city for over 50 years and the past two years have been memorable for our team with major renovations to open a new chapter. We will continue to elevate the experience at InterContinental Lusaka to deliver an unprecedented lifestyle choice in the capital of Zambia.”
Luxury design for functionality
With InterContinental Hotels & Resorts pioneering luxury travel across the globe since 1946, InterContinental Lusaka is one of the brand’s legacy hotels. It was designed in 1968 by architect William B. Tabler under the lead of industry pioneer Neal Prince, IHG’s Lead Designer at the time.
This time the hotel worked with London-based designer Dexter Moren Associates, who created a scheme influenced by rich Zambian materials, patterns and high-quality furnishings. Rooms & public areas have been designed to cater to local & international business & leisure guests seeking discreet luxury. For a distinctively luxurious atmosphere, the design also incorporated Zambia’s unique lines and warm colours – emerald green and copper – creating harmony between materials for an exquisite finish.
Luxurious amenities and suites for all needs
InterContinental Lusaka now has four types of room that are tailored to various needs, including spacious Classic Rooms, Junior Suites, Executive Suites to Presidential suites.
The seven-storey hotel has 106 non-smoking guest rooms with 87 suites.
InterContinental Lusaka provides authentic experiences that amplify the spirit of both the city and the countryside with particular attention having been given to symbolic features of Zambia’s beautiful scenery in the intricate details of the copper décor.
Delectable culinary journeys and meeting experiences
After a long hiatus, guests can now indulge in an array of new restaurants. The Makumbi Club Lounge on the 7th floor is a unique feature, offering a serene indoor and outdoor dining experience from breakfast, high tea and evening canapes with a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The Makumbi Club Lounge also offers four private meeting rooms and an outdoor deck, a perfect place for relaxation.
Diners could also opt to savour the best tastes of Italian cuisine along with all international delicacies at “Curate” presented by seasoned chef Chef Giuliano. The all-day dining restaurant also offers freshly prepared breakfast, buffet selection of pastries, fresh squeezed juices, salads, cold cuts and a live cooking station.
Hotel signature Botanical Bar offers gin cocktails including the Zambian Signature “Iconic” Gin manufactured in Zambia with the art of Swiss precision, combined with Zambia‘s lushness and “lightness of being”.
In addition to offering an outstanding ambiance, accommodation, food and beverage offerings and boasts a state-of-the-art conference facilities for both small and large meetings, conference and social events up to 700 guests.
IHG Hotels & Resorts has been delivering True Hospitality in meetings and events for decades, and has combined this wealth of knowledge, with industry best practices and the expertise behind IHG Way of Clean, to bolster the global Meet with Confidence commitment.
CCPC reviews alleged cartel selling alcohol at exorbitant prices
THE Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has disclosed that it is reviewing the alleged cartelistic conduct perpetrated by some market players in the distribution value chain of clear beer products in the country.
CCPC public relations officer Rainford Mutabi said in a statement that the concern arises from the influx of complaints that Commission has received.
Mr Mutabi said some distributors are alleged to have formed cartels with middle-men selling alcohol beverages at exorbitant prices.
“In view of the foregoing, the CCPC continues to review this matter and will share the findings upon conclusion,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 25th November, 2022)
MultiChoice Kick-Starts the Qatar 2022 World Cup In Style
ALL eyes are focused on the beautiful country of Qatar as the world’s greatest football tournament, the 2022 World Cup, kicks-off in Qatar, a country famously known for its luxury tourism industry.
MultiChoice, the official broadcaster of the Qatar 2022 World Cup has reaffirmed its commitment to broadcast all the 64 world cup games to customers on it’s DStv and GOtv platforms.
“Our aim is to deliver a front-row view of the best football titles in the world to our valued customers and as such, DStv and GOtv customers will have access to watch the 64 live games on both platforms on different Super Sport channel offerings,” said Mrs Leah Kooma, Managing Director, MultiChoice Zambia.
“SuperSport is the only true home of football in Africa, offering a range and depth of action during this World Cup in full HD, great commentary and access to magazine shows that no other rivals can match – it’s literally ‘Here for Every Fan,” remarked Kooma.
As part of the hyper-local strategy and the organization’s ongoing efforts to enhance its customers’ television viewing experience, MultiChoice announced SuperSport would expand its channel offering for football fans during the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
To ensure that customers get the best out of the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup and beyond, MultiChoice will make all the world cup action available for streaming on the DStv app and Showmax Pro for customers to watch the tournament on-the-go.
MultiChoice hosted an epic watch-party in Lusaka for, customers, sports journalists, sports commentators and analysts to drive conversations around the World Cup football action in Qatar.
Budweiser rallies over influencers across the globe for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, with Slap Dee as the Zambian star to take on the global campaign
BUDWEISER has been a long-standing sponsor of the FIFA World Cup and this year, the brand has opted for an influencer-heavy activation that will put participating personalities in a music video for “The World is Yours To Take” by American Rapper Lil Baby. Budweiser is gathering over 100 influencers from all over the world in a major FIFA World Cup campaign spearheaded by football icons Messi, Neymar and Sterling, who will be flown to Qatar to make content for their followers and the Budweiser brand.
The popular Zambian Rapper Slap Dee will feature in the music video and perform alongside Lil Baby and other international superstars on a global stage designed by Budweiser.
As part of the global campaign to highlight Budweiser’s position as the Official Sponsor of the World Cup 2022, these influencers will appear in Lil Baby’s “The World is Yours to Take” music video while also generating individual content during the World Cup 2022 in Doha, Qatar. With a combined following of over 300 million on social media, Budweiser has announced other notable personalities in Africa such as Nigerian Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and South African house music duo TxC who will be among the various famous personalities selected to attend the World Cup 2022 specifically as guests at the trendy Budweiser Hotel and to participate in the events curated by the brand in Qatar.
At home, Zambian Breweries has unveiled limited-edition bottles with QR codes that local consumers can scan for the chance of winning an all-expense paid trip to Qatar and other exciting prizes such as entry to Budweiser-hosted watch parties in Lusaka and Budweiser branded merchandise. Further details of the Budweiser campaign during World Cup 2022 can be found on Budweiser Zambia social media pages using hashtag #BudweiserWorldCup and #YoursToTake.