IHG Hotels & Resorts has expanded the footprints of the Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn Express brands with a number of signings and openings at European airports.
“We’re delighted to keep growing our Holiday Inn Brand Family across Europe,” said Willemijn Geels, VP development, Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts. “These recent signings and openings at key airport locations across the market are the perfect demonstration of the popularity of these brands amongst owners and guests alike.”
She added, “For our owners and investors, our Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands have demonstrated real resilience in these tougher times—accounting for more than half of all new IHG Hotels & Resorts signings in 2020 and 60% of new openings despite the challenges of COVID-19.”
IHG Hotels & Resorts’ recent growth in airport locations:
Spain: Holiday Inn Express Madrid Airport has been signed in partnership with Bartila and is set to open by the end of 2023, with 156 guestrooms; a restaurant and bar; and an outdoor pool. In Seville, the recently signed Holiday Inn Express Seville Airport will open its doors in 2023. A project in partnership with Cayman Group, this hotel will offer 146 guestrooms.
Italy: The 224-room Holiday Inn Express Rome—Airport will open in 2023 through a franchise agreement with Caltagirone Group and Borealis Hotel Group, and is situated in the Parco Leonardo shopping and business center. The hotel offers access to Fiumicino Rome International Airport and near to the heart of the Italian capital.
Turkey: IHG has partnered with Asal Grup Otomotiv İnşaat Ticaret A.Ş. for Holiday Inn Express Ankara Airport scheduled to open in 2022. The 122-room property is IHG’s first Holiday Inn Express in Ankara.
France: Situated on the French Riviera, Holiday Inn Express Nice—Grand Arenas has opened in partnership with HPVA. Less than a five-minute tram ride from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, the hotel forms part of a dual-branded property alongside the Crowne Plaza Nice—Grand Arenas.
Ireland: Holiday Inn Dublin Airport has recently opened in the Irish capital in partnership with owner group JMK. The new-build hotel has 421 rooms and is located near Dublin Airport, as well as the city’s Guinness Store House and Old Jameson Distillery.