tea, complete with a beautiful view of the swimming pool from the hotel’s lounge terrace.
3. Zamzam café – InterContinental Dar Al Tawhid Makkah, Saudi Arabia
One of the holiest and more sacred cities in the world, both locals and travellers revel in the breath-taking ancient architecture and fascinating local customs of Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. An attraction not to be missed is the Zamzam Well – one of the city’s many wonders which provides a constant source of holy water.
Inspired by the famous miracle, the Zamzam Cafe at InterContinental Dar Al Tawhid Makkah is located in the mezzanine of the hotel’s grand lobby, and offers guests the serene surroundings to enjoy various specialty teas while soaking in the magnificent view of the holy mosque, Al Haram.
4. Lobby Lounge – InterContinental Foshan (Guangzhou, China)
Famous for being the birthplace of the renowned martial arts hero Ip Man, Foshan in Guangzhou China is also home to many wondrous sights.
With breathtaking views overlooking the sparkling Qian Deng Lake, InterContinental Foshan in Guangzhou, China is surrounded by lush and tastefully landscaped gardens, providing guests with an unparalleled view of greenery. The hotel is also home to the cosy Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Foshan, the perfect place to treat friends or business counterparts to a vast selection of teas and light bites.
5. Tea Garden – InterContinental Semiramis (Cairo, Egypt)
In Egypt, tea (or Shai to the locals) is a symbol of Egyptian hospitality. The locals appreciate their tea sessions and deem it an essential act after lunch. They also believe that it is an experience best served with company.
Relish in a cup of tea and indulge in a range of sweet treats with the glistening Nile River as your picturesque backdrop at the Tea Garden at InterContinental Cairo. Be sure to try Koshary tea – a popular tea among locals for its light and refreshing flavour – or sip on Saiidi, a bitter dark tea for the more adventurous.
6. Lobby Lounge – InterContinental Singapore (Singapore)
InterContinental Singapore is the only hotel in Singapore to preserve the country’s rich Peranakan history of early settlers from the former Straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca and Penang in a five-star luxury setting. The Peranakan (or Baba Nonya) culture stands out among Singapore’s melting pot of ethnicities and traditions as one that is known for its tasty cuisine, warm hospitality and rich heritage.
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