First Holiday Inn Resort in Japan launches in Aoshima, Miyazaki

July 08, 2013 // Franchising.com // Tokyo, Japan - IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan and Aoshima Resort Co., Ltd. announced a new franchise partnership that will see the Miyazaki Aoshima Palmbeach Hotel rebranded to ANA Holiday Inn Resort Miyazaki. The hotel commences operation on 16 July 2013 with the re-branding planned for completion by 1 October.

ANA Holiday Inn Resort Miyazaki has sea views over the Pacific Ocean from each of its 214 rooms and features six restaurants, a total of seven function rooms and other resort facilities including hot springs as well as an indoor pool. The hotel is also close to a local theme park (Kodomono Kuni), golf courses including the Miyazaki Country Club, and other leisure sites in the Aoshima area.

Naoki Toyama, President of Aoshima Resort Co., Ltd. said that they were honoured to partner with Japan's largest international hotel company and bring the Holiday Inn Resort brand to Miyazaki. He expects the resort will attract inbound guests from across Asia and beyond in the future.

Clarence Tan, Chief Executive Officer, IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan said: “We are delighted to announce the expansion of the Holiday Inn Resort brand to Miyazaki, an area that has been popular with domestic travellers for decades. ANA Holiday Inn Resort Miyazaki will join other family focused Holiday Inn Resorts in locations including Bali, Maldives and Thailand.”

ANA Holiday Inn Resort Miyazaki is the first Holiday Inn Resort in Japan. IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan is a joint venture between IHG and Japan’s major airline company, ANA that operates a total of 30 hotels in 24 cities across Japan.

About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of 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®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 73 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than 674,000 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.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

SOURCE IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

Media Contact:

Anisa Ghuloom
IHG Global Communications (Asia, Middle East and Africa)
65 6395 6299
anisa.ghuloom@ihg.com

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