IHG is celebrating 6,000 open hotels by unveiling the ‘6,000 Club’ and announcing partnerships with major sports and entertainment events.
IHG completes acquisition of 51% stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is pleased to confirm its acquisition of a 51% stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts (‘Regent’).
IHG signs eight new Holiday Inn® & Holiday Inn Express® hotels to the Holiday Inn Brand Family in Germany
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced the signing of eight new hotels within the Holiday Inn® brand family in Germany.
CHAT Begins for China-World Tourism Interconnect
News today from a new hotels industry meetup called “CHAT” shows directed knowledge and influence aimed at China’s hotel and tourism industry. This new summit being held at the Sofitel Wanda Beijing this week promises expanded interrelationships in between European and Chinese decision makers.
InterContinental Hotels Adds Luxurious Venice Hotel
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed its first luxury hotel in Venice, Italy, the lavish 16th Century Palazzo Nani in the heart of the city. Scheduled to open at the start of 2018, the new IHG property will run under a franchise agreement with Gruppo Cordifin and H.n.h Hotels & Resorts Management.
Expedia Accelerator: Step Right Up, You Hotelier Fools
Yesterday I wrote a short post on LinkedIn “Pulse” with my view on Expedia’s new “Accelerator” marketplace. The experiment where hoteliers get to bid for the hotels’ visibility on the OTA, it resembles a carnival act for me. At least one comment on my LinkedIn, suggesting I was a mean spirited ranter because of my […]
Hotel Indigo® launches new local artisans concept
InterContinental Hotel’s Group’s Hotel Indigo® boutique brand has just launched a unique food and beverage concept to deliver the best food and drink artisans in communities to hotels.
InterContinental Introduces Holiday Inn Express to Russia
Big news from leading hotels group IHG, one of the world’s leading hospitality brands has announced their launch of the Holiday Inn Express® brand across Russia.
InterContinental Hotels Group Europe adds 2 properties
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has announced the signing of InterContinental® Lisbon and Crowne Plaza® Porto. Both hotels will be run from agreements between Hotelgal SA, a subsidiary of Global Hotels & Resorts, and IHG. InterContinental Lisbon is to open in a few weeks, while Park Atlantic Hotel Porto is to become Crown Plaza Porto later this Autumn.
IHG to open another Hotel Indigo, in Paris this time
Hotel Indigo, an InterContinental Hotels Group brand, is set to open a Paris contingent. Scheduled to debut at the last of September, Hotel Indigo Paris will debut in the city’s entertainment quarter.
Holiday Inn Diyarbakir – City Center to Open in 2015
An existing building in Diyarbakir, with a café famous among both locals and travelers, will be converted into a 161-room hotel, the first property of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in this city. Holiday Inn Diyarbakir – City Center shows the continuous expansion of the company that has, at the present moment, 15 hotels in Turkey […]
Accor & Other Hotels Say Bye Bye to Summer Profits
Just as some have feared but so few forecast officially, this Summer’s travel was not as big a hit as expected. When Accor Hotel Group warned their investors profit may not meet expectations last week the recession’s effect on hoteliers was cemented for the season.
The Curious Case of Room Key
A news release yesterday via Business Wire tells of conglomerate hotel booking site Room Key’s coming out of Beta status. What’s curious about this news is not so much the fluffy nature of it, but claims of millions having flocked to the startup to book their hotel rooms. At least this is the feel of the announcement. A bit of one of those “non-event” specialties creative PR agencies excel at perhaps? What’s the real story?
Roomkey: On the Verge of Success & Failure At Once
Roomkey. If there were ever a more appropriate name for a hotel booking channel, a more symbolically significant potential for branding, that would have to be perfection. Roomkey.com actually does have that possibility. But, like all great ideas and initiatives, the big time hoteliers’ 3rd interjection of intelligent engagement, has it’s problems too. There’s room for lots of niche products in travel, but is Roomkey an escape hatch or a marketing channel? And if exit marketing is introduced, even niche traffic and conversions could be scared away.
Who’s the Big Bad Wolf of Hotel Marketing?
Just out, the Distribution Channel Analysis study via the American Hotel Lodging Association (AH&LA) and STR, has been released. The detailed study, supposedly aimed at helping “all” hoteliers better understand hotel room distribution, discusses distribution channel mix, among other salient hotel profitability instances. But, is the study really meant for all hoteliers, or just the fat cats?