InterContinental Hotels Group has signed eight new hotels within the Holiday Inn brand family in Germany. The announcement comes as IHG has recently reported a strong year for the market, and three consecutive record years of signings, including 17 hotels in 2016.
InterContinental Hotels Group is opening the Holiday Inn Resort Mazatlan hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico. The new-build 164-room beachfront property is the first Holiday Inn Resort in Sinaloa State and the fourth in Mexico, joining the Holiday Inn Resort Acapulco, Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos and the recently opened Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa properties.
Holiday Inn Northampton West, part of the Splendid Hospitality Group, has been transformed and revitalised thanks to a £2 million makeover. The hotel, located just a two-minute drive from the M1, now boasts 66 newly decorated rooms and a stunning Open Lobby design in the hotel’s reception area.
InterContinental Hotels Group and St Marys Rugby League Club have signed a franchise agreement for a 123-room, new build Holiday Inn hotel in St Marys, Greater Sydney. Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys, scheduled to open in late 2017 will represent a new definition of the Holiday Inn brand in Australia.
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park. The newly built hotel will operate under a management agreement with an affiliate of the Rolaco Group, who also own InterContinental Dallas, InterContinental Semiramis, InterContinental Geneva, Crowne Plaza Geneva, and Crowne Plaza Zurich.
InterContinental Hotels Group is opening the 108-room Holiday Inn Express Mexico Toreo hotel, located in Naucalpan in greater Mexico City’s north-western area. This hotel opens following an investment made by its franchisee of more than US $2 million dollars. Gerardo Murray, regional vice president of brands and marketing, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG said: “Strategic location and modern design make the Holiday Inn Express Mexico Toreo hotel a top choice for travellers visiting Mexico City’s north-western area especially for those seeking quality accommodations while traveling for business or leisure.”
InterContinental Hotels Group has announced it is set to open four new hotels across eastern Europe in the next few months, with a further 46 confirmed as being in the pipeline. The figures are a reflection of the hotel group’s expansion strategy in the region at work. The emergence of a new breed of traveller looking for diverse experiences has given rise to the region overtaking its Western counterparts: while Western Europe may be home to the most visited countries, Eastern Europe saw the fastest growth in 2015.
InterContinental Hotels has announced that the group will add five new Holiday Inn brand family hotels to its growing presence in Germany. The hotels will be developed in three federal states across the country and confirm IHG’s successful expansion in the market. IHG has 64 hotels in Germany and 33 in the pipeline, including 53 Holiday Inn brand family hotels open with 32 in the pipeline.
InterContinental Hotels Group has pointed to the booming “mainstream” sector as the key to its growth in the Americas. Covering the mid-scale and upper-mid-scale segments, IHG chief executive Richard Solomons said the Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites brands would be the pivotal to the group’s success in the region.
InterContinental Hotels Group has welcomed Holiday Inn Moscow – Seligerskaya, in Russia’s culturally rich capital, to its portfolio. Located north of the city, conveniently close to Sheremetyevo International Airport, just a ten-minute walk from upcoming metro station Seligerskaya (planned for opening in September 2017), and in close proximity to Moscow’s city centre, the hotel is an ideal base to venture out from.
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed for the new Holiday Inn London – Kensington, which will be one of the largest properties from the brand in Europe. This 694-room franchised hotel will be rebranding from the independent Kensington Close Hotel, one of the largest hotels in London, and is due to open as a Holiday Inn in December 2016.