The InterContinental Jericho hotel celebrated its soft opening late last month. The hotel is located in the heart of Jericho next to the unique International Oasis Casino, and a 10 minutes drive to the Dead Sea.
Offering 181 deluxe rooms including 14 Junior Suites and two Presidential suites - soon to be completed - all equipped with the latest in telecommunications technology, data ports and satellite channels. The Club InterContinental floor and lounge offers three function and meeting rooms which can accommodate 450 theater style, 220 classroom, 500 reception and 350 banquet.
A Business center equipped with complete secretarial services, facsimile, photocopying and a PC work station is available for those guests needing to catch up with some work. Alternately, for guests wishing to indulge in rest and relaxation, the InterContinental Jericho offers three outdoor swimming pools, one of which is filled with Dead Sea water, a sprawling sun deck, two tennis courts and an indoor Squash court. A complete fitness Center with Gymnasium, Sauna and Jacuzzi and a soon to be opened Turkish bath are also available.
The hotel offers a selection of cuisines to suit every taste. The Lemon Grove restaurant, located on the ninth floor offering spectacular views of the beautiful old city of Jericho and Dead Sea, serving buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Olive Tree, a Mediterranean specialty restaurant offering Greek, Italian and Spanish dishes and the Gazebo restaurant overlooking the swimming pool and specializing in snacks, sandwiches and delicious cocktails to cool guests down during the summer months.
“Despite the historical value of the ancient city of Jericho, the tourism sector is still greatly under developed and hence the InterContinental Jericho’s guests are predominately business clientele eager to use the hotel’s conference and workshop facilities.” said Mark Timbrell, Director of Sales and Marketing, InterContinental Hotels Group, Palestine and Jordan.
“Our initial two months of opening saw the hotel operating at an occupancy rate of 85% and therefore we are very confident and excited to see what the future will hold.”