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Olympic Run For Meeting Delegates At Intercontinental Beijing Beichen

Olympic Run For Meeting Delegates At Intercontinental Beijing Beichen

Beijing, China (October 27, 2011) / — Insider Interactions is one of the features that underpin the new approach InterContinental Meetings offers to its meeting organizers and delegates. Tapping into the unique character, heritage or geography of a destination to inspire interaction, each InterContinental hotel and resort offers activities to engage and motivate meeting delegates in an original way.

During the recent Covidien FY12 Kick-Off Meeting held at the InterContinental Beijing Beichen the Hotel General Manager, Daniel Arbenz, introduced a 12 km run through the scenic Olympic Forest Park, along the rivers and gardens of the Olympic Green and around the Bird's Nest National Stadium, to some of the more athletic delegates and their guest, inspirational speaker and adventurer David Grier, pairing up fitness, authentic sounds and sights and shared memories from the Olympic Games.

David Grier is introduced as inspiration speaker, culinary chef and extreme adventurer from Cape Town South Africa. He has run the 4,200 km length of the Great Wall in 98 days and his last challenge was to paddle the Mozambique Channel, run the length of Madagascar Island and then paddled and kite-surfed back to Africa with a distance of 4,000 km in 4 month. He established the "Miles for Smiles Foundation" raising funds through adventure racing to perform corrective surgery on children born with cleft lips and palates. As a humanitarian he has shaped his adventure and challenge experiences into a series of inspirational talks, where his message of hope and "making a difference" in peoples' lives through change, positivity, the right attitude, recognizing opportunity and never giving up inspires companies all over the world.

"I was very honored to run with David," comments Daniel Arbenz, " we had a good and steady pace combined with a good talk about the essence of life and I instantly understood what makes listening to David so fascinating and I look forward to use his energy to inspire my team."

About InterContinental Beijing Beichen
Recognized as the only award winning international luxury hotel in the north part of Beijing, InterContinental Beijing Beichen stands out for its scenic location next to the National Olympic Stadium and the dramatic Water Cube with easy access to Airport, Great Wall, all historical sightseeing spots and major business centers.

Located at the edge of the Olympic Forest Park, the hotel is interconnected with the China National Convention Center (CNCC), one of Asia's largest convention centers. A sleek architectural masterpiece of steel and glass, the hotel combines sophisticated meeting infrastructure, a choice of 3 restaurants and bars and relaxation options to perfectly cover the needs of international and local meeting and exhibition delegates and designated business travelers. The contemporary yet luxurious rooms are setting the perfect backdrop for a rich and authentic experience with spectacular views of the blue Water Cube. This perfect experience is complemented with attentive services and friendly staff that make the guest feel privileged to be "in the know".

InterContinental Beijing Beichen is award wining since hotel opening from 2008. The hotel awarded Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor, Luxury Hotel by World Luxury Hote Awards, Asia TOP 100 Hotels by Conde Nast, China TOP 100 Hotels by Travel+ Leisure, Best Business Hotel by Voyage, Best Design Hotel by Insider, Best Business Hotel by, Best of the Best by Gafencu Men, Golden Pillow Award of China Hotels – Best New Opening Business Hotel in North China by 21st Century Business Herald, Best Mice Facilities and Services Hotel by Travel Weekly China and Best Wedding Hotel by Life Style.

About InterContinental Hotels and Resorts
InterContinental Hotels and Resorts has 168 hotels, located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. At InterContinental we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different, is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-travelled guests to what’s special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. For more information, visit

About IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 4,500 hotels and more than 650,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club Rewards with 52 million members worldwide. IHG has nearly 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 160,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.


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