IHG continues its expansion in Northern Europe with tristar GmbH

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Published on 11/05/22 - Updated on 12/05/22

IHG and tristar GmbH

IHG extends its multiples development agreement with tristar GmbH. This agreement sees the partnership grow to 60 hotels with IHG Hotels & Resorts by 2035 across Northern Europe.

IHG announces the extension of its multi-property development agreement for the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and expands the growth ambition to Italy and Poland. The announcement is a further development of IHG’s existing partnership with tristar GmbH, with openings across all IHG collections including Luxury & Lifestyle, Premium and Essentials brands in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Poland.

The DACH region is a key market for the hospitality group, with 88 hotels currently open in Germany and 27 pipeline properties, including those operated by tristar GmbH. In Austria and Switzerland there are currently 17 hotels under operation, and 6 properties in the pipeline.

In 2022 alone, tristar GmbH will open four new Holiday Inn Express hotels and a Hotel Indigo.

Hotel Indigo Vienna – Naschmarkt

Hotel Indigo Vienna is slated to open in May 2022. The hotel features 158 rooms and suites as well as a bar and a restaurant. The property marks the brand's entry into the Austrian market.

Holiday Inn Express Fuerth

Holiday Inn Express Fuerth is set to open in Autumn 2022. It will be located in Germany’s northern Bavaria region and will be the first IHG-branded hotel in the city. The hotel is designed for short stay leisure guests as well as business travellers.

Holiday Inn Express Remscheid

Holiday Inn Express Remscheid is set to open later this year. Located 20km east of Dusseldorf, Remscheid is known as « The Maritime City on the Mountain ».

Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf Airport

Following the recent openings of voco Dusseldorf Seestern and Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf - Hauptbahnhof, IHG continues its growing momentum in the city with the opening of Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf Airport. The hotel features 324 rooms and will be one of the largest Holiday Inn Express hotels in Europe when it opens later this year.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Monheim am Rhein

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Monheim am Rhein is scheduled to open in November 2024 and will be IHG’s first hotel in the city. Located on the Rhine River between Cologne and Dusseldorf, Monheim is a picturesque German city. The hotel is part of a newly built mixed-use development, financed and built by the city of Monheim itself. 

We are delighted to announce this long-term partnership with our trusted partner tristar GmbH and bring such a strong collection of hotels to the DACH region. The recent return of travel has been strong in Northern Europe, and we look forward to providing new destinations for guests to discover, bringing our much-loved brands to new locations, and providing the essentials for business travel with these strategic signings. The new signings simply enhance our shared vision for IHG’s successful growth momentum. 

Willemijn Geels, VP Development Europe at IHG Hotels & Resorts 

These new openings and signings are testament to the strong relationship between tristar GmbH and IHG. By bringing recognised, much-loved brands to new locations, we can continue to provide hotels which travellers trust, and return to, time after time. Our target of 60 signings by 2035 is ambitious, but we are inspired by the challenge, and supported in our goals by industry powerhouse IHG Hotels & Resorts. 

Jochen Weishaupt, Chief Development Officer, tristar GmbH

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