IHG has announced the signing of a management agreement with Société Foncière Lyonnaise for the development of Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera, France. Located just a few steps from Opera Garnier and the InterContinental Paris Le Grand, this addition follows the recent signings of the Hotel Indigo boutique brand in Rome and Brighton.
Nestled into the cliffs amid 22 acres of landscaped tropical gardens, InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort rises majestically over the beautiful Taling Ngam Bay. Developed from the original Baan Taling Ngam Resort – the very first luxury resort to open on Koh Samui 19 years ago – it has gained legendary status over the years and is now recognised as Thailand’s Leading Beach Resort by the prestigious World Travel Awards.
InterContinental Hotels Group has launched IHG Rewards Club, its enhanced, industry-leading loyalty programme, formerly called Priority Club Rewards. IHG Rewards Club will provide members with all of the existing benefits, in addition to some exciting new ones including free internet for all members across the network of over 4,600 hotels – an industry first.
InterContinental Osaka has now opened in the centre of Japan’s latest commercial development, Grand Front Osaka. The mixed-use development is a new landmark in the city which also includes office buildings, commercial outlets, a convention centre, academic and entertainment facilities and residences.
Cyril Mouswad, director, sales & marketing, InterContinental Doha, Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa.
Thierry Perrot, area general manager, Crowne Plaza & Staybridge Suites, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, speaks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market 2013.
Concur has announced InterContinental Hotels Group IHG has signed as a Concur Open Booking partner. Concur Open Booking enables transactions booked through travel supplier web sites to automatically appear in Concur, delivering complete visibility, streamlined expense reporting and enhanced duty of care data back to corporate clients, regardless of where travel was booked.
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a franchise multiple development agreement with Regional Hotel Chain, a portfolio company of VIY Management to develop 15 new hotels in Russia by 2019. The deal will double the size of IHG’s estate there as it stands today, and will introduce the Holiday Inn Express brand to the region for the first time.
InterContinental Hotels Group saw revenue rise by five per cent last year to $21.2 billion. However, the largest hotel operator in the world said it would push ahead with the sale of flagship properties in London and New York as market conditions remained challenging.
InterContinental Hotels Group has announced it has signed 13 new hotels in India, boosting its existing pipeline in the country to 47. The announcement was made as Jan Smits, chief executive, IHG Asia, Middle East & Africa, took part in a trade mission to India with British prime minister David Cameron to boost trade ties between the two countries.
Keith Barr will take up the new role of chief commercial officer at InterContinental Hotels Group, effective from June 1st 2013. The role takes responsibility for IHG’s global sales, marketing and brands functions, to drive consistent brand strategies across all geographies and leverage IHG’s scale and systems to deliver continued industry leading performance.
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management contract for a new hotel and residences in Jakarta, Indonesia. The 480-key InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah Hotel & Residences, in partnership with PT Pondok Indah Hotel, a subsidiary of publicly listed PT Metropolitan Kentjana Tbk, is scheduled to open in 2015.