InterContinental Hotels are part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies with over 5,000 hotels under a portfolio of 12 preferred brands and nearly 744,000 rooms in nearly 100 countries around the world.
The history of the hotel chain dates back to 1777 when William Bass opened the first brewery in Burton-on-Trent in the UK. Bass made its first significant move into the hotel industry. In April 1946 Juan Trippe, the founder of Pan American Airways had the vision to bring high-quality hotel accommodation to the end of every Pan Am flight route and so in 1947 the first InterContinental was opened, the Hotel Grande in Belem, Brazil. From here InterContinental Hotels & Resorts expanded steadily to become the world’s first truly international luxury hotel brand.
In 2000, InterContinental made its mark in Qatar and rose up to start writing its history as one of the country’s first five-star iconic hotels in Qatar. Since then, InterContinental Doha builds its international brand reputation, using our experience and scale, and constantly continues to develop the highest quality of hospitality service, keeping the traditional values of Arabic hospitality with international interests in mind.