InterContinental Manila in August 2012
|Former names||Rizal InterContinental Hotel|
|Hotel chain||InterContinental Hotels Group|
|Location||1 Ayala Avenue, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Opening||April 11, 1969|
|Closed||December 31, 2015|
|Design and construction|
|Known for||Longest operating international chain hotel in the Philippines,|
First hotel in 5-star hotel in Makati
|Number of rooms||332|
|Number of suites||56|
|Number of restaurants||2|
|Number of bars||2|
InterContinental Manila (colloquially Intercon/ICM) was a five-star InterContinental hotel located on Ayala Avenue in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. At the time of its closure, it is the longest operating international chain hotel in the Philippines. It was designed by National Artist Leandro Locsin.
The hotel opened on April 11, 1969 and ceased operations on December 31, 2015.It was the first 5-star hotel in Makati and the second InterContinental hotel in Asia. All of its 332 guest rooms and suites were updated in 2006 to incorporate traditional and modern Filipino design.
A press released in 1958 on the building then dubbed as Rizal InterContinental Hotel, lists Rizal Development Corporation and Pan American Airways as developers of the hotel. The initial 1958 design of the hotel was not followed and shelved. Construction of the hotel would be completed ten years later in 1969, and was inaugurated as InterContinental Hotel Manila.
The InterContinental property is owned by Ayala Land Hotel's wholly owned subsidiary, Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts Corp. and has been under the InterContinental Hotels Group since 1969.
The hotel ceased operations on December 31, 2015,when the hotel management contract between the subsidiary of AyalaLand Hotels and Resorts Corp and InterContinental Hotels Group ended. The hotel sits in a portion of the Ayala Center which will be the site of a new mixed-used development which includes an intermodal transport facility, two new hotels including Ayala's Seda Hotel, two office towers, and a convention tower.
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