IHG announced that it has crossed the milestone of 100 open Holiday Inn Express hotels in Canada, with the opening of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trois-Rivières in Quebec (111 rooms), owned by Groupe Robin.
On the heels of this 100th hotel milestone are three additional openings for the brand in Canada:
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brantford (110 rooms)
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kelowna - East (120 rooms)
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Moncton (124 rooms)
With 103 open hotels and 24 additional hotels in the development pipeline, Holiday Inn Express properties account for more than 56 per cent of IHG’s Canadian portfolio.
Jonathan Lund, Regional Vice President, Canada, IHG, said: “There is a market need for upper-midscale hotels. In 2017 alone, IHG Canada experienced unprecedented growth with 24 new hotels signings – the most we’ve seen in 10 years. I have no doubt that IHG will continue to extend its leadership position in the midscale segment, offering significant opportunities to Canadian owners.”
Jennifer Gribble, Vice President, Global avid hotels, Mainstream Growth, said: “Reaching the milestone of 100 open Holiday Inn Express hotels is a tremendous achievement for IHG in Canada. Not only does it illustrate the appeal of this iconic brand to developers and domestic travelers alike, but it is a testament to the strength of our owner relationships and our well-established strategy to accelerate growth in the mainstream segment.”
IHG claims 182 properties with more than 25,000 rooms in Canada, with 46 hotels and more than 5,000 rooms in the development pipeline.
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