Our Insider Experiences capture the quintessential glamour of the InterContinental Life and showcase the extraordinary relationship between our hotels and the cities in which they live. We curate our Insider Experiences as deeply personal and richly cultural immersive moments, to celebrate our iconic properties, stunning suites and heritage as well as the talented and passionate experts we admire. These intimate and engaging Insider Experiences invite our guests to enjoy personalised service with a fresh, original perspective on their chosen destination, and to share their rewarding memories long after their stay with us.
Amsterdam - Rembrandt Remembered
Supported by Rembrandt House Museum, this is an authentic experience that begins with the hotel’s freshly launched Rembrandt Suite – a nod to all things Rembrandt, including the wallpaper. Rembrandt inspired cocktails, a private tour of his favourite haunts and the chance to paint your own canvas, in homage to the Great Master.
To book, call: +31 20 622 6060
Bucharest - Art & soul in Bucharest
A behind-the-scenes tour of the city often dubbed ‘Little Paris’, in the company of local fashion designers, culinary artists and art houses. The experience offers guests the chance to privately visit Artmark, the most renowned Romanian art house, and visit Dan Coma & Doina Levintza’s fabulous fashion atelier.
To book, call: + 40 37 242 3605
Geneva - Crafting time in Geneva
Gianna Loredan, one of Geneva's most respected and renowned city guides, creates an utterly bespoke tour that reveals the most beautiful city sights as well as some of Geneva’s most globally admired craftspeople. This includes a private visit to Laurent Ferrier's atelier, the third generation Swiss watchmaker.
To book, call: +41 22 919 39 39
London - Made in Mayfair
Curated in association with London Luxury Quarter, this experience grants guests exclusive access to London’s most glamorous and exquisite artisans and boutiques. The behind-the-scenes tour explores the details of Mayfair’s rich history of custom goods in a ‘Best of British’ showcase, blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary talent.
To book, call: +44 (0) 207 318 8779
Moscow - Modern Moscow
A thrilling glimpse of Moscow’s avant-garde spirit, with access to the crème de la crème of Russian art, theatre, cuisine, fashion and space travel. Our behind-the-scenes tours include Moscow’s former top-secret Space City and the Yuri Gagarin Astronaut Training Centre. Guests can even experience the sensations of simulated space travel.
To book, call: +7 495 787 88 87
Tel Aviv - Senses of Tel Aviv
One of our most colourful sensory experiences, Senses of Tel Aviv involves the talents of local tastemakers and connoisseurs. Guests have the opportunity to sample the city's best-kept gastronomical, cultural and architectural secrets and to enjoy exclusive private access to one of the country’s most fascinating homes in Old Jaffa.
To book, call: +972 3 795 1234
Athens - The Greek art of goldsmithing
An unprecedented opportunity to learn about the ancient art of silver and goldsmithing during a behind-the-scenes tour of Ilias Lalaounis, Greece’s only Jewellery museum. The experience offers guests the chance to attend a private workshop that celebrates the city’s heritage and the revival of this traditional craft.
To book, call: +30 21 0920 6000
Dublin - Inside the mind of Francis Bacon
A veritable treat for art lovers, InterContinental Dublin has partnered with Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane’s Francis Bacon Studio to provide unprecedented access to Bacon’s work archives under the expert guidance of Dr. Barbara Dawson, accomplished author and contemporary art expert.
To book, call: + 353 1 665 4000
Istanbul - A taste of Istanbul
This is your chance chance to embark on a fascinating journey with award-winning historian, Saffet Emre Tonguç, to discover the city’s best-kept cultural and culinary secrets. The experience includes private access to the rooftop of the Grand Bazaar with breathtaking bird’s eye views of Istanbul’s historical peninsula.
To book, call: +90 212 368 4560
Madrid - An Artist's Landscape
We celebrate local heritage through the renowned 20th century Impressionist artist, Joaquin Sorolla in collaboration with his great-granddaughter, Blanca Pons Sorolla. A world class expert, Ms. Sorolla offers a one-off private tour of the Museo Sorolla, her great grandfather's former studio and home.
To book, call: +34 917 007 301
Ladurée’s esteemed pastry chef takes guests on a gastronomic adventure that blends the art of macaron making with the artistic influences that shape their conception. Ladurée Royale, the original house founded in 1862 is where history begins…
To book, call: +33 (0) 1 40 07 32 34
Vienna - A walz through Vienna
Master the waltz with leading experts at the prestigious Elmayer Dance School and discover surprising nuggets of musical history in the company of Johann Strauss Sr.'s great-great grandson, as he retraces his forefathers' footsteps. Our glamorous Gala Dinner in the Palais Pallavicini, one of Vienna's most historically significant buildings, is a highlight.
To book, call: +43 1 71122 62
Berlin - Contemporary conservation in Berlin
Explore the most comprehensive collection of species worldwide with our unique behind-the-scenes tour of Zoo Berlin, with Director and CEO, Dr. Andreas Knieriem. The zoo’s extensive conservation work is unveiled and guests can opt to become a certified animal godparent. Parts of the proceeds are donated to supporting conservation work.
To book, call: +49 3026020
Dusseldorf - Hidden gems of Dusseldorf
A celebration of German heritage and the internationally renowned jeweller, Georg Hornemann. We invite guests to his prestigious Königsallee atelier and offer behind-the-scenes access to the city’s world-famous Art Academy Düsseldorf. Masterpieces on show include installations by Joseph Beuys, a former Academy student and professor of sculpture.
To book, call: +49-211-82850
Lisbon - Crafted with soul
Lisbon’s fascinating history takes centre-stage with a private tour of the legendary glove boutique, Luvaria Ulisses, in partnership with owner Carlos Carvalho. Our guests enjoy exclusive access to Palacio Macional da Ajuda, the Museo de Fado and the Houses of Fado where poets, singers and musicians encapsulate Portuguese musical tradition.
To book, call: +351 213 818 700
Malta - Hear the Cathedral's voice
In partnership with Reverend Anthony Cassar, Archpriest of the Cathedral Chapter of Mdina and world-leading campanology expert. A rare chance to witness the ringing of the Cathedral bells from the cupola overlooking the city; view priceless art and sample world-class cuisine.
To book, call: +356 21 377 600
Porto - Time travel in Porto
The hotel’s partnership with Graham’s grants guests a spectacular classic car tour through the city, hosted by the famous local historian, Joel Cleto. There’s a chance to enjoy a gastronomic feast at the splendid Vinum Restaurant & Wine Bar and to explore Graham’s extensive collection of magnificent Port wine.
To book, call: +351-22-0035600