The Inter-Continental brand was established in 1946 by Juan Trippe, founder of Pan American Airways as a division of Pan Am. In early 1966, ICH decided to open a hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. The building was designed by William B. Tabler who was known for designing hotels for efficiency rather than charm. The interiors were designed by Neal Prince.
Under the direction of Mr. Prince, each Inter-Continental Hotel was designed and created to give each guest the feeling of the local culture, thus giving each Hotel is own personality. The interior art was designed by Randolph Beaumont: a pseudonym name of New York artist Mr. Stanley Linder. Linder was called to create the art as Prince could not locate artisits in the local area that would have been able to supply each room with framed hanging art.
Mr. Linder created various renderings that were copied through the Block Print processed, framed and signed under his pseudonym name. These Prints were samples of what were actually hung in the Guest rooms and Suite rooms to create that local personality of the Hotel. The Hotel opened to the public in 1968 with great success.
Today, Intercontinental Lusaka provides international travelers with an ideal 5 star location for their stay. A choice of Lusaka’s leading Restaurant are found within the hotel, which offer a wide choice of International cuisines along with an extensive Health Club and a 24hrs Business Center. The Hotel boasts of 9 meeting rooms equipped to host events from a private business meeting to large conferences. The ideal ‘Meeting Place’ offers state-of-the art audiovisual and high speed Internet connectivity. Intercontinental Lusaka will make your stay very successful and you will enjoy the warm Zambian culture and hospitality.
- James Gavin