InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched a new signature InterContinental Planet Trekkers Children’s Menu across its InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties. The brand’s North and South American hotels are dishing up exciting and nutritionally balanced meals that promise to take young explorers through an exciting journey of food discovery.
Designed exclusively for young InterContinental hotel guests by award winning chef Theo Randall, and child food expert and best-selling international author, Annabel Karmel MBE, the new menu was developed from start to finish with nutrition and a theme of food exploration at its core. It features delicious dishes with a myriad of flavors, textures, smells and tastes that will take children on an educational and culinary voyage around the Americas while ensuring an enjoyable and nutritionally balanced meal.
Theo is renowned for creating simple, authentic dishes using the best and freshest ingredients. Annabel has written over 37 books on children’s nutrition and cooking for children, and is internationally recognized as a leading authority on helping children to eat properly. Together they conducted a taste and learn tasting session with young guests to explore a variety of ingredients that appeal to young palates in the Americas.
Jean-Pierre Etcheberrigaray, Vice President of F&B, InterContinental Hotels Group Americas said: “Dining while on vacation is as much a part of the overall adventure as sightseeing. For this menu, we’ve experimented with a variety of flavors, ingredients and combinations to develop a range of dishes that would be familiar to a child’s palate yet create excitement around their dining experience at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts around the Americas. The dishes we’ve created for this menu will leave as much of an impression on the children as the destinations they are visiting.”
With 180 hotels in more than 60 countries, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is dedicated to providing diverse, enriching experiences to help worldly travellers feel they are part of a global club. The brand’s new Planet Trekkers Children’s menu will enable guests’ children to join this club through allowing them to explore child-friendly culinary fare from around the world.
Simon Scoot, Vice President Global Brands, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts said: “As part of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ promise of delivering exceptional experiences for our guests, we are the first hotel company in the world to develop a signature children’s menu in collaboration with two culinary experts.With more than half a million children visiting our InterContinental Hotels & Resorts each year, we want to ensure that we are giving them the opportunity to enjoy ‘Food Exploration,’ which was our guiding principle when creating the new menu.”
The InterContinental Planet Trekkers Children’s Menu is currently available at more than 25 properties across the Americas, and by Q1 2015, most InterContinental hotels in North America and South America will have the menu.
For more information on InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and to explore exciting dining options at the various hotels around the world, visit www.ihg.com/intercontinental. To find out more about the InterContinental brand’s Planet Trekkers Program, visit: www.intercontinental.com/planettrekkers.