July 23, 2013 - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced the signing of its third Holiday Inn hotel in Rome, the Holiday Inn Rome – Pisana.
Holiday Inn Rome – Pisana is due to open in quarter four of 2013, following a conversion from an existing hotel brand to an IHG branded hotel, and will operate under a franchise agreement with Roma Ovest S.r.l., part of JSH Group.
Boasting 229 bedrooms, two restaurants and an elegant lounge bar, the Holiday Inn Rome – Pisana is ideal for leisure travellers wanting to relax in a modern welcoming environment. The hotel’s seven meeting rooms equipped with the latest audio and visual technologies, and the addition of free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel caters to the needs of business travellers frequenting the city of Rome.
The hotel is ideally located halfway between Rome City Centre and Rome Fiumicino Airport allowing easy travel to Rome’s impressive historical sites including the Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum.
IHG’s Director of Development for Italy, Domenico Magnati, said: “The addition of this hotel to our portfolio of Holiday Inn properties in Rome is in line with our growth strategy for Europe. Our increased presence in this region will not only offer travellers a greater choice of hotels and improved flexibility, but will ensure we continue to anticipate the needs of our guests and respond to market demand.”
Owner of Roma Ovest S.r.l, said: “We’re delighted to be providing new accommodation in Rome, offering business and leisure travellers improved access to one of the most visited cities in Italy and a comfortable night’s stay.”
IHG has 32 hotels* (5, 026) rooms open in Italy, with another four in the pipeline* that will open in the next three to five years.
The Holiday Inn brand family has grown so rapidly that it’s now the largest hotel brand in the world with over 400,000 rooms in over 100 countries.
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.
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SOURCE: IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)