IHG to support the UK economy with 3,000 new jobs

November 09, 2010 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the world's largest hotel company by number of rooms, is creating over 3,000 new jobs across the UK as it plans to open 37 hotels over the next few years.

The vacancies have been created as IHG - which owns a portfolio of major hotel brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo - today announced plans to open over 1,200 new hotels worldwide, creating 160,000 jobs.

The roles include a wide range of different posts including management, hotel porters, waiting and bar staff, some of which are among the quickest and most flexible routes back to employment. All employees will also receive opportunities through IHG's highly-acclaimed training and development programmes.

Andy Cosslett, IHG's chief executive, said: "We are the world's biggest hotel group and investment in new hotels and the people that make them successful is vital to our growth. Whether you want to be a hotel porter, waiter or manager, in Birmingham, Bangkok or Berlin, we offer a terrific range of opportunities".

Media enquiries:

Giles Deards, Global External Communications Director, +44 (0)1895 512 275 or at giles.deards@ihg.com

Notes to editors:

Job seekers are encouraged to visit www.ihg.jobs in the first instance for more information.

IHG plc has won a number of awards for its training and development, including

  • 2010 Sunday Times "25 Best Big Companies To Work For" - February 2010
  • "Britain's Most Admired Leisure and Hospitality Company" - Management Today 2008, 2009
  • "World's 'Best' Learning and Development Organisation" - American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, over 4,500 hotels and more than 650,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with 52 million members worldwide.

IHG has over 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline, which we expect to create 160,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at http://www.ihg.com/ and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at http://www.priorityclub.com/. For the latest news from IHG, visit our online Press Office at www.ihg.com/media



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