IHG Hotels and Resorts, has celebrated “the continued growth” of its global brands – Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts and Holiday Inn Express – following a series of signings and openings at airport locations across Europe.
The hotel giant said the latest growth demonstrates the “ongoing confidence of owners in these brands”, directly supporting its ambition for long-term expansion across a multitude of European cities as industry recovery continues.
Holiday Inn Dublin Airport recently opened in the Irish capital in partnership with owner group JMK. The new build hotel features 421 rooms and is located just 10 minutes from Dublin Airport Terminals.
The Irish site joins similar openings at airport locations in France, Spain, Italy and Turkey.
Willemijn Geels, VP development, Europe, IHG Hotels and Resorts, said: “We’re delighted to keep growing our Holiday Inn Brand Family across Europe. These recent signings and openings at key airport locations across the market are the perfect demonstration of the popularity of these brands amongst owners and guests alike.”
“For our owners and investors, our Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands have demonstrated real resilience in these tougher times – accounting for more than half of all new IHG Hotels and Resorts signings in 2020 and 60% of new openings despite the challenges of Covid-19.”
She added: “We understand that from our guests’ perspectives, these trusted brands provide a consistent, reliable and warm experience which has come to define True Hospitality.”
Globally, the Holiday Inn Brand has 4,266 open hotels, totalling more than half a million guest rooms, with nearly a thousand further properties in the development pipeline.