InterContinental serves up summer value

How about a weekend at the InterCon this summer?

THIS summer, the InterContinental Hotels Group presents a myriad of vacation options with special weekend rates available any day of the week.

Whether guests are looking to be immersed in an historical journey, be allured by cultural diversity or simply relax and unwind, the Group’s Crowne Plaza properties cater to all tastes.
The Summer Weekends value is available at over 60 InterContinental Hotel Group properties across the globe, including the GCC, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan with packages starting from as little as $66 per night including breakfast. The group is also offering a Luxury Escapes programme at over 100 InterContinental properties worldwide.
In addition, all Summer Weekends rates for Holiday Inn properties include free accommodation for two children or teenagers under the age of 18 sharing their parents’ rooms; with breakfasts included free of charge for children under 12.
The special weekend rates are available seven days a week throughout the summer from May 15 to September 30, 2006.
Travel back in time and discover 9000 years of history at the Crowne Plaza Petra. Set against the breathtaking view of the Petra Mountains, the hotel is only steps away from the visitor’s entrance to the siq and the old city with its world famous archaeological sites.
The property, featuring 147 deluxe rooms and suites, also includes 31 renovated hillside chalets and 41 guesthouse rooms tucked into the Petra rock face overlooking the visitor's entrance the site.
For a cultural experience, the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi presents a world of discovery at your fingertips. Located within walking distance of the commercial and shopping district of the UAE’s capital, the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi is the resort destination for those looking to experience life in a desert oasis. The hotel has 236 luxurious rooms including 49 suites, as well as a Roman-style rooftop swimming pool, and gives access to a number of outdoor activities, from simply lazing on golden beaches to sand-skiing and desert safaris.
For the most seasoned traveller, Abu Dhabi presents an exotic mix of local culture and tradition and futuristic ventures, with art lovers able to select from a number of musical and artistic exhibitions as well as film festivals and workshops throughout the city. The architecture of the city itself has preserved the old-world feel of the region and is a sight to behold. Some of the region’s most breathtaking traditional mosques surround the greenery of the Corniche, Abu Dhabi’s scenic outdoor recreation spot. Offering visitors kilometres of green parkland, the Corniche is a popular destination for joggers and cyclists and features a number of traditional restaurants and shops.
Additional Abu Dhabi attractions include the Al Ain Zoo, with one of the largest animal collections in the world and Hili Fun City, the largest theme park in the region, with over 40 rides and other attractions.

Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts present affordable weekend getaway options that are guaranteed to entertain the entire family during the summer. The Holiday Inn Dunes in Beirut, Lebanon is located in the heart of Verdun, minutes away from a variety of entertainment possibilities, making it a favourite family destination.  With a game-filled amusement centre, bowling alley, playground and multiple movie theatres, children will be entertained for hours. Meanwhile, parents looking to relax or find an adventure of their own will find that the hotel offers a variety of recreational facilities including a spa, where guests can indulge in a relaxing massage or steam bath.
Families looking to soak up the summer sun can enjoy the colourful atmosphere of the Holiday Inn Resort Safaga Palace, located on the shores of the Red Sea. Recently renovated to provide visitors with every amenity, the resort boasts over 30,000 sqm of landscaped gardens leading to a private beachfront and marina. With 327 fully furnished rooms, the Holiday Inn Resort Safaga Palace offers families every modern convenience and recreational options for the whole family to enjoy whether it be for those active family members, those who just wish to relax or those seeking some adventure. The resort boasts tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball, handball, billiards and table tennis, as well as a health club with sauna, whirlpool and steam bath.