The spirit of Grace Kelly hovered over lucky guests--including your Editor-- at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts luxe luncheon today at Columbus Circle's A Voce restaurant. Turns out she met Prince Rainier at the IHG Carlton Cannes while attending the famed film festival back in 1956. Trust Grace to meet her Prince at Cannes, the locale of one of her most stylish films, To Catch a Thief.
The GMs on hand at A Voce invoked Grace's classic style as a watermark of the brand--now focusing on "Extraordinary Experiences" and unique food and wine revelations in its European hotels.
InterContinental itself was born when Pan Am (remember the fab, late series with Christina Ricci on ABC?) needed diva-esque digs to bed its international jet setters back in 1946 when the first IHG hotel was born in Belém, Brazil.
IHG was also celebrating the inauguration of some brand new InterContinentals...Marseille's Hotel Dieu (which opened in April) and the InterContinental Davos, slated to open this November. Watch this blog for fab new images of both this week! We'll also share some other revelations and recipes, too.