The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is an expert on franchising that actually owns less than one percent of the hotels managed on its behalf. It supports three operating regions, i.e. Europe, Middle East and Africa; The Americas; and Asia Pacific, and a corporate center based in Windsor in the UK.
More than 130 million stays per year, almost 570 000 rooms, over 3800 hotels in about 100 countries – the figures speak for themselves. A declared company goal is “to grow by making our brands the first choice [“¦]“. IHG is on the best way to achieve it.
The first brand bought by the group in 1988 was Holiday Inn. Together with its spin-off, Holiday Inn Express, it opens two new hotels per week! Its family-friendliness and price/performance ratio earned it a reputation throughout the world. In France, for example, at the Holiday Inn Thoiry (Geneva Airport), all meals for children are completely free.
Crowne Plaza, which was launched in 1994, is an upscale badge established in more than 40 countries so far. It focuses on business travellers and tourists with a demand for luxury combined with a modern, functional style. Both applies to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Zurich which is tailored to an international clientele.
In 1998, IHG proprietor Bass acquired InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the prestigious company founded by the airline Pan American World. Being represented in over 60 countries worldwide, it is renowned for providing top-level comfort and services. The InterContinental Hotel in Geneva, for instance, is such a distinguished place.
Besides those, IHG operates the young, stylish brand Hotel Indigo, the Staybridge Suites that cater for long-term residents, and the Candlewood Suites for mid-market travellers of all kinds. Wherever you intend to go and whatever expectations you may have – the InterContinental Hotel Group will meet your needs.