IHG marks 6K hotels with openings and partnerships

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) is celebrating 6,000 open hotels by unveiling the 6,000 Club and revealing partnerships with major sports and entertainment events.

The 6,000 Club features a collection of newly opened hotels from IHG’s portfolio, showcasing the global reach of its 17 brands and the many ways its hotel teams delight owners and guests by delivering True Hospitality for Good, every day.

The milestone was commemorated by IHG CEO Keith Barr at the New York Stock Exchange on June 7, when he rang the bell to signal the close of trading alongside local hotel general managers and colleagues.

IHG is set to grow its portfolio by a further 30%, with more than 1,800 hotels already signed in its development pipeline.

The company is also announcing a series of multi-year sports and entertainment partnerships for IHG One Rewards members that will connect travelers at events around the world, including Major League Soccer, European Professional Club Rugby and music festivals across the U.S. and U.K.

Barr said, “I’m incredibly proud of our IHG Hotels & Resorts teams for reaching a milestone of 6,000 hotels open around the world, and would like to thank our owners for their collaboration and our guests for their love and trust in our brands. Every single property we open is a cause for celebration as we offer guests unrivaled experiences in amazing locations and give owners even more reasons to work with us. Our new partnerships will connect more of our IHG One Rewards members with memorable moments, as travel continues to return. With over 1,800 hotels in our pipeline, I’m looking forward to IHG’s next chapter of growth and to celebrating plenty more milestones to come.”

6,000 Club
Hotels in the 6,000 Club will celebrate the occasion in the coming months by surprising select guests with 6,000 IHG One Rewards points. Some of the hotels in the club are:

Six Senses Fort Barwara: A 14th-century fort in India that was converted to become a sanctuary of well-being after a significant conservation effort.

Regent Phu Quoc: The first all-suites-and-villas resort under the upper-luxury brand in Southeast Asia, located off the southwest coast of Vietnam alongside a UNESCO-designated World Biosphere Reserve

Kimpton Margot Sydney: Marking the Australian debut for the brand, this art-deco hotel features a rooftop pool, wine bar and a 1,725-sq.-ft. “Celebrity Suite”

voco The Hague: The first for the brand in Netherlands, which includes a garden terrace designed by an expert ecologist who created a welcoming space for nature to thrive

Atwell Suites Denver Airport-Tower Road: The second hotel to open for IHG’s newest all-suites brand, featuring the brand’s signature design and adaptable spaces which support longer stays and allow for easy transition between business and leisure

Staybridge Suites Al Khobar City: The second for the brand in Saudi Arabia, this all-suites hotel is located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf in the heart of the corporate and shopping hub of Al Khobar

IHG partnerships
With a shared belief that experiences bring people together, the new partnerships will connect travelers around the world. Each national partnership will bring people together by creating new ways to redeem IHG One Rewards points and celebrate the universal love of music and sports:

The Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Music Midtown, Ohana Festival: While watching live performances, attendees can enjoy exclusive benefits with IHG One Rewards including backstage access and time in VIP Lounges.

Major League Soccer: With a multi-year agreement as the official hotel sponsor, IHG Hotels & Resorts and MLS are partnering to create unique, enhanced money-can’t-buy experiences exclusively for IHG One Rewards members and MLS fans across the country.

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR): With the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup 2021/2022 tournaments ending in May, under this three-season agreement IHG and EPCR will welcome fans back at the start of the 2022/2023 season beginning this December.