InterContinental Hotels (IHG) has confirmed it added 15 hotels to its European pipeline between July and November this year.
The new hotels will open in the UK, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Turkey and Russia, operating under franchise agreements across the Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites brands.
Robert Shepherd, who was appointed senior vice president for development and design in Europe in October, said: “In the face of a debt crisis across Europe our strong numbers are testimony to the strength of our brands and the winning formula we offer owners.
“We know banks prefer to finance deals with established brands that deliver on owners’ expectations.
“We encourage independent hotels struggling in tough times to come and talk to us.”
Six deals for Holiday Inn Express properties were signed during the period, including four in the Netherlands.
Properties in Amsterdam, Crewe, in England, and Warsaw are all now on the drawing board.
Holiday Inn locations in Madrid, and Southend and London Southend in England are also in development.
Crowne Plaza Rome, Crowne Plaza Berlin, and Crowne Plaza Istanbul will open by 2013, while Hotel Indigo, the newest brand in the IHG stable, will enter Russia for the first time with Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg next year.
This quarter also saw the signing of Hotel Indigo Manchester - Victoria Station, a 172-room property developed as part of the regeneration of the area and due to open in spring 2014.
There are 60 Hotel Indigo hotels in the IHG global development pipeline.