The Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball

In anticipation of the 23rd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball, we are pulling back the curtain and revealing some behind the scenes fun facts loyal sponsors have kept shrouded in mystery over the last 23 years.

InterContinental Miami Hotel

Upon arrival to the fantastical Ball, VIPs and celebrities like Diana RossKim KardashianMarc Anthony and John Legend have been greeted by dazzling decorations and performers helping bring the event to life. Making each year’s vision a reality is the InterContinental Miami Hotel management team, which has dedicated over 9,200 hours in preparation for the Ball for the past 22 years.

Another buzzed about component of the night is the delectable three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Klaus Happel, whose kitchen has executed over 10,500 meals the past 22 years.

The Collection

For 21 years, The Collection has participated with a live auction featuring a luxury car of the year each year, which is parked next to the stage. The burning questions on everyone’s mind is always How do they get the car inside the ballroom?!

The Collection team reveals they “bring the live auction car into the freight elevator very early on Friday morning, and literally drive it through the kitchen of the hotel and then out the ballroom doors!”

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Serving premium spirits from their repertoire, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits disclose that for the past 22 years guests have enjoyed:

  • 4,822 bottles of champagne
  • 16,201 bottles of wine
  • 2,144 bottles of vodka
  • 17,200 bottles of water

That is roughly 219 champagne bottles, 736 wine bottles, 97 bottles of vodka and 782 bottles of water per year!