IHG signs first InterContinental in Albania

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Published on 27/06/22 - Updated on 27/06/22

InterContinental Tirana

The InterContinental Tirana is set to open in 2025. IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a franchise agreement with Geci Group for the hotel, marking the brand’s debut in the Balkan country.

The hotel will be located on Tirana’s main Skanderbeg Square and will feature around 300 guestrooms and suites. A luxury spa with indoor pool, steam room, sauna, treatment rooms and a gym, as well as a several restaurants, cafes and bars will fulfil guests’ relaxation and culinary needs.

A large conference centre with a ballroom and a capacity of up to 1,000 people will be available for events and weddings. A casino, a kids club, a library and extensive underground parking will complete the hotel’s offer.

In 2021, Albanian tourism jumped by 114% to 5.7 million total visitors to the country. The InterContinental Tirana is part of the brand’s planned development of its European luxury portfolio, following the recent signings of InterContinental Resort Crete, InterContinental Resort Amma, Canj – Montenegro and InterContinental Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

We are delighted to be partnering with IHG on this exciting new-build project, on this first Agreement of Luxury Hotels, in the heart of Albania’s capital city, Tirana. Appealing to business and leisure travellers alike, InterContinental Tirana will be in a prime location providing some of the best hospitality experiences in Albania.

Ram Geci, Owner and President of Geci Group

As the world’s first luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is delighted to be partnering with Geci Group on its first property in Tirana, Albania’s capital city, cultural and economic hub. This is a great opportunity for IHG to expand within Albania, a key entry market for us, as well as grow our presence across The Balkans. It builds on momentum following the recently announced signing of Crowne Plaza Durrës - in Albania’s second largest city.

Willemijn Geels, Vice President Development Europe at IHG Hotels & Resorts

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