June 03, 2011 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has reported another successful period for hotel signings, adding a further 54 hotels to its European pipeline in the year from June 2010 to May 2011.
The 7,874 rooms are spread across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Kirk Kinsell, president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, IHG said, "Signing a further 54 properties is testament to the strength of our brands and reflects our commitment to growth in Europe. These new additions mean IHG continues to hold the hospitality industry's largest development pipeline with 1,236 hotels worldwide."
Hotel Indigo Berlin Alexanderplatz and Hotel Indigo Berlin Hardenbergstraße are both owned and managed by Azure Property Group and are the first Hotel Indigo properties to open in Germany.
The 152 room Hotel Indigo Berlin Alexanderplatz, due to open in Spring 2012, is part of a new build development. Located in the eastern part of cultural and historic Alexanderplatz, it is close to local restaurants and bars as well as Berlin's biggest railway station.
Hotel Indigo Berlin Hardenbergstraße is an 81 room office conversion. Due to open in Spring 2012, the hotel is located close to the famous Ku'damm Avenue, known for its designer shops, restaurants and bars.
Hotel Indigo Hamburg St Pauli, owned by 259.HPH-Hotelentwicklung Hamburg GmbH & Co KG, is a 94 room new build property, scheduled to open in Autumn 2012.
Hotel Indigo Birmingham is a 52 room office conversion within The Cube, Birmingham's famous landmark building. Owned by Commercial Street Hotel Ltd and Quadrate Hotel Ltd, the hotel is scheduled to open in Autumn 2011.
Hotel Indigo York, owned by Sojourn Hotels, is a 101 room new build property located within the city walls of York and scheduled to open in Summer 2012. Sojourn Hotels will also open Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, a 60 room independent hotel rebranding to Hotel Indigo in Autumn 2011.
Hotel Indigo Newcastle, managed by Sanguine Hospitality Ltd, is due to open in Summer 2012. Currently a disused office building, Hotel Indigo Newcastle is part conversion, part new build. The 148 room hotel is located in the heart of the city centre.
Hotel Indigo Madrid Gran Via is set to open in Spring 2012. The 89 bedroom hotel, owned by Orion, will be situated in the centre of Madrid, close to the Opera House, the Almudena Cathedral and the main museums in the area. It also has easy access to the main conference centres and train station, making it ideal for both business and leisure guests.
Hotel Indigo Lisbon Baixa, owned by Sowhat Turismo is set to open early 2014. The 139 room hotel is a conversion of an old convent located in the old city of Lisbon. Historic buildings in the old city centre are highly protected, making this project unique and a great fit with the Hotel Indigo brand.
Staybridge Suites Edinburgh, managed by BDL Management is set to open in Winter 2012. This new build hotel will have 121 extended stay suites and will be located within minutes of the city centre.
Staybridge Suites London Stratford has 162 extended stay suites and will open in Spring 2012. Owned by ES Properties (Stratford) Limited, the hotel will provide guests with a view of the Olympic Park.
Crowne Plaza Geneva, owned by Hotels Intercontinental Geneve SA, is a 308 room fast track rebranding that opened in February 2011.
Crowne Plaza Verona Fiera, owned by Facchini Dino S C SAPA, is a 160 room new build property that opened in April 2011.
Crowne Plaza St Petersburg Ligovsky, owned by Desna Development LLC, is a 200 room new build that opened in May 2011.
Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South, owned by UBM Hotel Zuidas BV, is a 207 room new build property, set to open in Autumn 2011.
A further Crowne Plaza hotel located in Amstelkwartier, owned by Amstelside BV, is a 310 room new build property scheduled to open in Autumn 2013. The hotel has been awarded LEED Platinum status - an internationally recognised sustainability standard - and is the first hotel to achieve this rating in Europe.
Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia, owned by Bayraktar, is a 336 room rebranding that opened in April 2011.
Crowne Plaza Istanbul Hagia Sophia, owned by Naz Turizm Ve Tekstil Sanayi Ticaret Limited Sirketi, is a 63 room office conversion scheduled to open in Spring 2011.
Crowne Plaza Istanbul Harbiye, a 285 room new build property owned by Gurcan Petrolculuk Anonim Sirketi, opened in March 2011.
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, owned by AB Hotels, is a 194 room rebranding due to open in Summer 2011.
Holiday Inn Lille Ouest Englos, owned by Rollins Hotel Lille SAS, is a 124 room rebranding due to open in Summer 2011.
Holiday Inn Paris Marne La Vallee, owned by Wilburys Hotels Investment SAS, is a 192 room rebranding due to open in Spring 2012.
Holiday Inn Lyon Vaise, owned by SH Valvert, is a 104 room rebranding set to open at the beginning of 2012.
Holiday Inn London West India Dock Road, owned by West India Dock Road Limited, is a 252 room new build property scheduled to open in Summer 2012.
Holiday Inn Nottingham Sherwood Park, owned by Signature Hotels Ltd, is a 92 room rebranding that is scheduled to open in Summer 2011.
Holiday Inn London Barking, owned by Key Homes Barking Limited, is a 207 room new build property due to open at the beginning of 2013.
Holiday Inn Walsall, owned by Hotel Operations (Walsall) Limited, is a 154 room rebranding that is scheduled to open at the end of 2011.
Holiday Inn Berlin Alexanderplatz, owned and managed by Azure Property Group, is due to open in Spring 2012. The 242 room hotel will be part of the same new build development which will be home to the Hotel Indigo Berlin Alexanderplatz.
Holiday Inn Porto Gaia, owned by Senhora Do Pilar - Sociedade Imobiliaria SA, is a 179 room hotel which rebranded from Sol Melia in just nine days to open as a Holiday Inn in May 2011.
Holiday Inn London Commercial Road, owned by Sleeptex, is scheduled to open in Summer 2012. The 137 room new build hotel is within easy access to the City of London and Canary Wharf.
Holiday Inn Newcastle Jesmond, owned by the Cairn Group, opened in December 2010 after a £3.5 million conversion. This 116 room hotel, which has been rebranded to a Holiday Inn hotel is located in an upmarket residential area close to the city centre.
Holiday Inn Darlington A1 Scotch Corner, also owned by the Cairn Group, is a 96 room hotel and is set to open in Summer 2011.
The 142 room Holiday Inn Ekaterinburg in Russia has been converted from a former office building. It is due to open towards the end of 2012. The hotel, owned by an associate company of the Ural Bank of Ekaterinburg, will be managed by IHG.
Holiday Inn London Stratford has 188 rooms and will open in Spring 2012. Owned by ES Properties (Stratford) Limited, the hotel will share a building with Staybridge Suites London Stratford and will provide guests with a view of the Olympic Park.
In Germany, Holiday Inn Express Strasbourg Sud Geispolsheim, owned by Wilburys Hotels Investment SAS, is a 76 room rebranding set to open in Summer 2011.
Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Hauptbahnhof, owned by Foremost Hospitality HIEX GmbH, is a 118 room new build property scheduled to open in Winter 2011.
Holiday Inn Express Munich City West, owned by Foremost Hospitality HIEX GmbH, is a 190 room new build property, scheduled to open in Summer 2012.
Holiday Inn Express Nurnberg City Hauptbahnhof, also owned by Foremost Hospitality HIEX GMBH, is a 120 room new build property, scheduled to open in Spring 2012.
Holiday Inn Express Leipzig City Centre, a 120 room new build is scheduled to open in early 2013. Holiday Inn Hamburg Central Station, a 160 room new build hotel and Holiday Inn Express Hamburg City Hauptbahnhof, a 110 room new build hotel are both due to open in Spring 2013.
Holiday Inn Express Reggio Emilia, owned by Inc Hotels Srl, is a 104 room rebranding, scheduled to open this Spring 2011.
Holiday Inn Express Valencia North Universidades, owned by Srl, Visogar, S.A, is a 63 room new build property, due to open in Summer 2013.
Holiday Inn Express Lisbon Old Town, owned by Sowhat Turismo LDA, is a 70 room office conversion, due to open at the beginning of 2013.
Holiday Inn Express Porto City Centre, owned by Palminvest SA, is a 177 room office conversion, scheduled to open in Summer 2013.
Holiday Inn Express Lisbon Avenue Liberdade, owned by Palminvest SA, is a 108 room new build property, scheduled to open in early 2013.
Holiday Inn Express Dijon, owned by KLAS Hotel SNC, is an 85 room new build property, scheduled to open in Winter 2011.
Holiday Inn Express Liverpool Hoylake, owned by Sanguine Hospitality, is a 56 room property rebranding from an independent hotel and scheduled to open in Spring 2011.
Holiday Inn Express Dunstable, owned by The Gateway Hotel Dunstable Limited, is a 120 room new build property, due to open in Summer 2011.
Holiday Inn Express London Harrow, owned by Crimson Hotels, is a 130 room new build property, scheduled to open in Autumn 2012.
Holiday Inn Express Birmingham Snow Hill, owned by Kennedy Tower Hotel Limited, is a 224 room office conversion set to open in early 2013.
Holiday Inn Express Nuneaton is owned by Tawnywood Hotels. This 100 room hotel rebranded to a Holiday Inn hotel in October 2010.
The 110 room Holiday Inn Express Istanbul Ümraniye owned by Ege Titanyum Kimyevi Maddler Insaat Tekstil Sanayi Ve Ticaret will open in Turkey in Summer 2012. The hotel is managed by Thiele Turizm Danismanlik Ltd, an affiliate of T&T Hotel Consulting.
Holiday Inn Express Marseille Provence Airport, owned by Wilburys Hotels Investment, is a 153 room new build hotel, scheduled to open in France in Summer 2012.
Lauren Knott on +44 1895 512598 or at Lauren.Knott@ihg.com
Notes to Editors:InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global company operating seven well-known 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®. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with 58 million members worldwide.
IHG is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms and IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, a portfolio of over 4,400 hotels and more than 652,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world.
IHG has more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline and expects to recruit around 160,000 people 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.