IHG signs four Holiday Inn hotels in the UK (UK)

InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced the signing of four more Holiday Inn hotels in the UK: Holiday Inn Cardiff, Holiday Inn London, West, Holiday Inn London, Heathrow T5 and Holiday Inn Birmingham North.
The first to open will be Holiday Inn, Cardiff, opening in just a few weeks’ time. The 95-room re-branded property will be operated by Kew Green Hotels, a long standing operating partner of IHG. The hotel will feature fantastic leisure facilities including a pool, spa, sauna and gym, as well as a bar and restaurant, board room, four meeting rooms and a newly designed lobby. Located just over three miles from Cardiff City Centre, the hotel has excellent road and motorway access.
Set to open this August is Holiday Inn London, West, a 225-room property including 75 new rooms and 150 refurbished rooms, which will operate under a franchise agreement with first time IHG owner Mango Hotels. The hotel offers stunning executive rooms, a number of meeting rooms, a rooftop open air terrace, as well as a fitness studio boasting fantastic views and a completely renovated ground floor with Open Lobby, restaurant and coffee bar. Conveniently situated on Western Avenue half way between Heathrow International Airport and central London, the hotel is set to benefit from its great location and the businesses nearby including the BBC and Park Royal Business Park, as well as entertainment venues Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena.
Also opening this summer is Holiday Inn London, Heathrow T5. The converted 119-room hotel will operate under a franchise agreement with existing owner partner Arora Hotels Ltd. Ideally located to the west of the M25 Motorway with easy access to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5; the hotel is well placed to receive transit, crew and corporate clientele.
Holiday Inn Birmingham North, Cannock opening in early 2015 will operate under a franchise agreement with existing owner partner Nine Hospitality Ltd. The property will be re-branded from an existing hotel into a Holiday Inn featuring 95-rooms, large meeting and conference facilities and a sky bar on the top floor of the hotel offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. Located close to the M6 Motorway, the hotel has excellent transport links to Birmingham City Centre and Birmingham International Airport.
Philip Lassman, Director of Development, UK & Ireland, IHG said: “Holiday Inn is one of the most iconic hotel brands in the world and its commitment to innovation makes it as relevant today as when it was founded more than 60 years ago.”
Paul Johnson, CEO of Kew Green Hotels which manages the Holiday Inn Cardiff said: “Holiday Inn is the strongest mid-market brand in the UK and we are delighted to add this newly renovated hotel to our existing portfolio of 25 Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels. We look forward to continuing to grow our business with IHG through further management contracts and acquisitions.”
Source: IHG

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