January 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announced the signing of two hotels at Aberdeen International Airport: Crowne Plaza® Aberdeen Airport and Holiday Inn Express® Aberdeen Airport. Both hotels will operate under franchise agreements with long-time owner partner Dominvs Group.
The 165-room Crowne Plaza hotel will be newly constructed within a 2 minute walk of the terminal building. The hotel, which will open in 2016, features a number meeting rooms and an outdoor terrace, a gym, restaurant and bar, and ample car parking spaces for guests.
The new build Holiday Inn Express hotel will be located next door to the Crowne Plaza hotel and is expected to open towards the end of 2015. This property will feature 193 standard rooms and a breakfast/dining area.
Anna Corkill, Director of Development for the UK and Ireland, IHG said: "We're delighted to be bringing the Crowne Plaza brand to Aberdeen and to be expanding our Holiday Inn Express brand here. Aberdeen is a large hub for the energy industry in Europe and these two hotels are well placed to meet the needs of international and domestic business travellers who frequent the city."
Preet Ahluwalia, Owner of Dominvs Group said: "We couldn't have asked for a better location at the airport. These two hotels complement each other perfectly and we look forward to opening their doors and welcoming guests travelling to Aberdeen."
Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport and Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Airport join four other IHG properties in Aberdeen: Holiday Inn Express® Aberdeen City Centre, Holiday Inn Express® Aberdeen Exhibition Centre, Holiday Inn® Aberdeen Exhibition Centre and Holiday Inn® Aberdeen West.
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is the second largest upscale hotel brand globally, at nearly 400* hotels in more than 60 countries worldwide, with amenities and services designed to help guests be productive when traveling for work. It has been a recognised and reputable meetings hotel brand for the last 30 years offering guests relevant and effective solutions through its signature meetings programme.
Holiday Inn Express is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the world, with 2,317 hotels globally*. For over two decades since the first hotel opened in 1991, the brand has grown rapidly and has established itself as a smart, affordable and efficient alternative to full service hotels for savvy business and leisure travellers.
IHG's broader family of nine brands in nearly 100 countries meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All IHG hotels participate in IHG's guest loyalty programme, IHG® Rewards Club which is the industry's first and largest guest loyalty programme with over 82 million members. It is free to join at www.IHGRewardsClub.com.
* Figures as at 30th September 2014
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 & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 82 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 4,700 hotels and 697,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline.
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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