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InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Board Updates

InterContinental Hotels Group ("IHG") [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today announces:
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Three Franchise Companies Account for 3,513 Projects/419,466 Rooms in the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline

In the recently released Q4'20 United States Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies with the largest U.S. construction pipelines at year-end 2020 are Marriott International with 1,397 projects/184,775 rooms, followed by Hilton Worldwide with 1,290 projects/150,294 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 826 projects/84,397 rooms. These three companies combined account for 67% of the projects and 65% of the rooms in the total ...
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How Has The Hotel Development Scene Evolved? | By Kimberly Yoong

Hotel development, in a nutshell, involves the process of sourcing and negotiating hotel management or franchise contracts as well as investment opportunities, in order to drive the organic growth of a hotel business. As the tourism industry boomed, the term had earned itself somewhat 'vogue' status, especially amongst aspiring hoteliers. In an EHL webinar, EHL alumni Chris Anklin, Regional Vice President of Development at Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Ananth Ramchandran, Vice President of...
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12 Best Hotel Franchise Choices

The hotel franchise industry has grown significantly in the last decade. In 2010, about 70% of branded hotels were franchise operations, but by 2019 that figure had jumped to about 80%, according to research by JLL.1 Most brands are recognizable names. Travelodge, Motel 6, Super 8 and Red Roof Inn may come to mind. But did you know that hotel franchises also include premier names like Marriott, Hilton and Wyndham? Just imagine your future. As a franchisee, you could become the owner of a hotel...
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68% of the projects in the United States Hotel Construction Pipeline are Marriott, Hilton and IHG brands

In the recently released quarterly United States Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies with the largest construction pipelines at the end of the third quarter of 2020 are Marriott International with 1,390 projects/184,450 rooms, followed by Hilton Worldwide with 1,351 projects/155,626 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 873 projects/89,375 rooms. Combined these three companies account for 68% of the projects and 66% of t...
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Sonesta Announces Exponential Growth To Portfolio With 103 Additional Hotels

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation is rocketing towards the largest expansion in the company's 80 plus year history with the addition of 103 properties to its global portfolio of hotels and destinations. This growth comes as a result of a transaction with Service Properties Trust (NASDAQ: SVC), which includes the transfer to Sonesta branding and management of 103 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) hotels.
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Marriott, Hilton, and IHG Continue to Dominate the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline at Q2’20 Close*

In the recently released quarterly United States Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies with the largest construction pipelines at the end of the second quarter of 2020 are Marriott International with 1,487 projects/195,952 rooms, followed by Hilton Worldwide with 1,395 projects/160,078 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 920 projects/94,499 rooms. Combined these three companies account for 68% of the projects in the tota...
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Europe’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Continues to Expand in the First Quarter of 2020 Despite COVID-19 Pandemic*

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that at the close of the first quarter of 2020, Europe's hotel construction pipeline expanded to near-record highs with 1,840 projects and 294,047 rooms, a 10% increase in projects and a 15% increase in rooms, year-over-year (YOY). Projects under construction stand at 878 projects, with an all-time high of 142,185 rooms; while projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months stand at 522 projects with a record-high 82,229 rooms. P...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, France, Germany, Dusseldorf, United Kingdom, Paris, Portugal, Hilton, Marriott, Ihg, Poland, Hamburg, Lisbon, Holiday Inn Express


Latin America’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Remains Sluggish at the Close of the First Quarter of 2020*

In the recent Latin America Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state that the total construction pipeline stands at 702 projects/124,050 rooms, down 2% by projects and up less than 1% by rooms, year-over-year (YOY).Projects presently under construction stand at 324 projects/57,193 rooms. Projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months stand at 203 projects/39,487 rooms and those in the early planning stage are at 175 projects/27,...
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Marriott, Hilton, and IHG Account for 69% of the Projects in the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline at the Close of the first quarter of 2020*

According to the United States Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies with the largest construction pipelines at the end of the first quarter of 2020 are Marriott International with 1,556 projects/204,244 rooms, followed by Hilton Worldwide with 1,413 projects/161,743 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 954 projects/97,547 rooms. Combined, the brands of these three franchise companies comprise 69% of the projects in the t...
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InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Business Update

InterContinental Hotels Group ("IHG") [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] provides a business update in light of the rapidly evolving situation regarding Covid-19.
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Global Construction Pipeline Hits Record High at 2019 Year-End*

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state that Asia Pacific's total construction pipeline, excluding China, hit a new all-time high at the close of 2019 with 1,926 projects/409,447 rooms. Project counts are up 7%, while room counts are up 8%, year-over-year (YOY). Projects currently under construction stand at a record 991 projects with 224,354 rooms. Projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months and those in the early planning stage are also at all-time highs with 436 ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, China, Singapore, India, Asia Pacific, Ihg, Vietnam, Hilton Worldwide, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, DoubleTree, Asia Pacific region, Seoul South Korea, Marriott International


Hotel Projects Starting in the Next 12 Months are at an All-Time High in Latin America

According to the recent Lodging Econometrics (LE) Latin America construction pipeline report, analysts at LE state that the total construction pipeline stands at 711 projects/128,453 rooms, a 2% decline in projects and 3% increase in rooms, year-over-year (YOY). There are 329 projects/58,315 rooms presently under construction and projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months are at an all-time high with 214 projects/43,050 rooms. Projects in the early planning stage stand...
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Marriott Development Projects Lead the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline at the Close of 2019

In the Lodging Econometrics (LE) year-end report for 2019, analysts detailed the leading franchise companies and their brands in the construction pipeline. Marriott International tops the list, at an all-time high, with 1,579 projects/207,906 rooms, followed by Hilton Worldwide with 1,370 projects/152,832 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 943 projects/96,725 rooms. Sixty-eight percent of the projects in the total pipeline derive from these three franchise companies. The ...
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Europe’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Continues its Expansion Amidst Economic Turbulence

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that in the third quarter of 2019, Europe's hotel construction pipeline climbed to record high counts with 1,710 projects and 264,080 rooms, an 18% increase in projects and a 16% increase in rooms year-over-year (YOY). This is the seventh year of pipeline expansion for the region. This growth has been driven primarily by the substantial growth of the major global hotel companies who have acquired the brands of others or created new brands to bo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, France, China, Dusseldorf, United Kingdom, Paris, Portugal, Hilton, Marriott, Ihg, Poland, Moscow, World Bank, Hamburg


The Latin America Hotel Construction Pipeline Room Count Up Slightly Quarter Over Quarter

In the recent Latin America construction pipeline trend report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the total construction pipeline stands at 723 projects/131,075 rooms. Pipeline room counts are up slightly at 4%, year-over-year (YOY), and are still near all-time lows. However, the luxury stage at 86 projects/15,366 rooms and upper upscale at 101 projects/21,072 rooms are at the highest levels ever recorded by LE. Projects presently under construction stand at 334 projects/60,720 rooms. Proje...
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Marriott Dominates the U.S. Construction Pipeline Followed by Hilton and IHG

In the Lodging Econometrics (LE) fall report for 2019, the franchise companies dominating the United States hotel construction pipeline are led by Marriott International with 1,484 projects/196,023 rooms, up 8% by projects and rooms year-over-year (YOY). Next is Hilton Worldwide currently at 1,373 projects/153,408 rooms and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 960 projects/98,139 rooms.
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Latin America’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Enters Third Year of a Cyclical Slowdown

In the recent Latin America hotel construction pipeline trend report, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state that the total construction pipeline stands at 717 projects/123,804 rooms, down 8% year-over-year (YOY) as it enters the third year of decline from its 2015-2016 peak.Projects presently under construction stand at 329 projects/57,735 rooms. Projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months stand at 207 projects/34,712 rooms and those in the early planning stage ar...
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IHG’s Holiday Inn Express, Hilton’s Home2 Suites, and Marriott’s Fairfield Inn claim 20% of U.S. Construction Pipeline Projects

In the Lodging Econometrics (LE) first quarter report for 2019, analysts detailed the leading franchise companies and their brands in the construction pipeline. Leading in the pipeline is Marriott International with 1,499 projects/196,771 rooms and Hilton Worldwide with 1,386 projects/154,349 rooms, both at all-time record highs. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) follows with 980 projects/99,115 rooms. These three franchise companies alone comprise 68% of the projects in the total pipel...
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IHG signs agreement with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a Master Development Agreement with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa to roll out multiple franchise hotels over the next 10 years, across IHG's portfolio of brands in midscale, upscale and luxury segments. The agreement will see IHG expand its presence in Sub-Saharan Africa, including key countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Zambia and Kenya. The development ...
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IHG® Celebrates 400 Open Hotels In Greater China

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has today announced that it has reached 400 open hotels in Greater China, as it continues to expand at pace in its fastest growing region.
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Holiday Inn Express Expands India Presence With Multiple Hotel Openings Across Cities

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announced the opening of seven more Holiday Inn Express hotels from the IHG-SAMHI partnership. The hotels are spread across some of the key cities in India, including, Pune, Hyderabad, Nashik, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.
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IHG CEO Sees More Nimble Hotel Group From What He Inherited

It's been a little less than two years since Keith Barr became the CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), succeeding former CEO Richard Solomons, but in that time, Barr has made it a point to make sure that IHG is a very different company.
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Marriott, Hilton and IHG Development Projects Lead the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline

In the Lodging Econometrics (LE) year-end report for 2018, analysts detailed the leading franchise companies and their brands in the construction pipeline. Marriott International tops the list with 1,498 projects/197,227 rooms, Hilton Worldwide with 1,359 projects/152,060 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 972 projects/98,377 rooms. Sixty-nine percent of the projects in the pipeline derive from these three franchise companies.
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Asia Pacific’s Construction Pipeline, Excluding China, Continues in a Topping Out Formation

According to a recent report from analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), Asia Pacific's total construction pipeline, excluding China, remains near its high with 1,738 projects/367,886 rooms. Projects currently under construction stand at 943 projects/211,361 rooms and projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months are at 389 projects/77,390 rooms. These two stages reached their peaks over the last four quarters. There are 406 projects/79,135 rooms in the early planning sta...
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Franchise Companies and Brands Dominating the U.S. Construction Pipeline

According to the third quarter report by analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies dominating the U.S. construction pipeline with the largest pipelines are Marriott International with 1,380 projects/181,907 rooms, Hilton Worldwide with 1,350 projects/150,698 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 939 projects/95,312 rooms. The construction pipelines for these three franchise companies comprise an impressive 68% of the total construction pipeline projects ...
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Global Construction Pipeline Projects Have Been Ascending for 4.5 Years and Have Reached Record Highs

Lodging Econometrics (LE) has released its bi-annual Global Construction Pipeline Trend Report, which compiles the construction pipeline counts for every country and market around the world, states that the total global construction pipeline stands at 12,839 projects/2,158,422 rooms which are at all-time highs. The construction pipeline is up an extraordinary 86% by projects over the cyclical low established in 2011 when global counts were at 6,907 projects/1,257,296 rooms.There are 5,988...
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Great Canadian Bucket List – PLUS an awesome giveaway for you!

Great Canadian Bucket List – PLUS we’ve got an awesome giveaway for you! This post has been sponsored by Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) Do you have a bucket list? If you’re like 59% of Canadians, you either have one or plan to make one, according to a recent survey conducted by IHG. Our personal bucket list seems to always be in motion. When we complete a goal, we end up adding a few more. It never gets smaller. In fact, it seems to keep getting bigger and bigger. We’ve teamed up with IH...
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Amazon e-books now available to IHG loyalty members

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that its loyalty programme members in the UK will now get complimentary access to a curated list of Amazon e-books. They can download the e-books via the IHG app and can also read them … Continue reading →
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IHG Owners Get First Look at Fresh, New Midscale Hotel Brand

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading global hotel companies, revealed plans to launch a new, high-quality midscale brand at its 2017 Americas Conference this week in Las Vegas. It will target more than 14 million guests in a vastly underserved segment of the U.S. midscale market, estimated to be worth $20 billion in annual industry revenues. This brand will champion the traveler who wants a hotel stay that finally meets their expectations for the type of hospit...
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