November 06, 2012 // Franchising.com // IHG has signed and opened three new Holiday Inn Express hotels in the United Kingdom following their fast track conversion from Hampton by Hilton. The hotels will be managed by Kew Green.
IHG Chief Development Officer Europe, Robert Shepherd, said the owner’s decision to convert the properties to Holiday Inn Express hotels was a testament to the strength of the brand.
Paul Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Kew Green Hotels Ltd said:
Since 2005, 38 hotels – 3, 712 rooms - in the UK have been converted from non-IHG brands to either Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express.
Holiday Inn Express hotels participate in IHG's guest loyalty program, Priority ClubRewards, the industry's first and largest guest loyalty program with 67 million members.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with nine hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, as well as our two newest brands, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 67 million members worldwide.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than 666,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate 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.
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