InterContinental Bucharest
The InterContinental Bucharest is a highrise five star hotel in Bucharest, situated near University Square, in sector 1 and is also a landmark of the city. It is 90 m tall and has 22 floors, containing 283 guest rooms, operated by InterContinental Hotels Group.

History
Designed by Dinu Hariton, Gheorghe Nădrag, Ion Moscu and Romeo Belea, it was part of a bigger project which included the building of the Bucharest National Theatre. Construction began in 1967 and was finished in 3 years. With its height of 90 meters, when it was opened on the 23rd of May 1971 it was the tallest building in the city. Although no longer holding that title today, it is still the tallest hotel in Bucharest. It became the hotel choice for foreign press in Bucharest. Indeed, during the Romanian Revolution of 1989, the balconies of the InterContinental were a privileged point to report on the repression of the protests in University Square. In 2007 the hotel transitioned from the long-standing franchise agreement to a management contract with the InterContinental Hotels Group.

Description
The building is designed so that each room has a unique panorama of the city. The highest 2 floors (21 and 22) contain conference rooms and a health centre with an outdoor terrace, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. The Imperial Apartment at the 19th floor has two bedrooms and a total area of 240 square meters. The apartment contains white Italian walnut furniture polished with gold and Murano glass light fixtures. In its living room there is a fully functioning Steinway & Sons white piano which was specially brought in for Nigel Kennedy's stay at the hotel in winter 2007.

In culture
  • Some scenes of the Romanian movie Nea Mărin Miliardar were shot in the Imperial Apartment of the Intercontinental Hotel Bucharest.


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