IHG continues its strong expansion in the UK

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Published on 27/02/23 - Updated on 27/02/23

IHG growth UK

IHG Hotels & Resorts strengthens its powerhouse status in the UK & Ireland with the addition of nine new hotels. These new additions illustrate IHG’s commitment to delivering sustainable growth in the region, its home market and largest market in Europe.

The properties span five of IHG’s brands across its four collections:

  • Luxury & Lifestyle Collection brand with Hotel Indigo
  • Premium Collection brand with voco hotels
  • Essentials Collection brands with Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express
  • Staybridge Suites with Suites Collection

Luxury & Lifestyle collection

The addition of the following new Hotel Indigo properties brings an additional 350+ rooms to two key locations, in a country where the brand has 18 open hotels and six in the pipeline. The hotels to come are Hotel Indigo Exeter and Hotel Indigo London – K West Shepherd’s Bush.

Premium collection

More than 1,200 of those rooms are in the UK, across seven open hotels, and voco’s rapid growth is due to owners’ attraction to the speed of conversion and efficient operating model and value of enterprise.

The UK market is set to welcome voco Lythe Hill Hotel by the end of spring 2023, a 60 room, historic country house hotel set in 20 acres of Surrey countryside. Developed with owners Nq2 Hotels, the property is perfect for business, leisure, weddings and events, and a base for exploring the UK’s South Coast.

Essentials collection

With 275 hotels open across the UK, the Holiday Inn brand family is a UK powerhouse. The brand is set to grow even more in the coming months with the openings of 3 new hotels.

Holiday Inn Manchester Oldham is a 73-key property which opened following a full refurbishment, together with owner group Ailantus hotels. The new-build Holiday Inn Sunderland hotel opened its 120 guest rooms together with owner Cairn Group. Holiday Inn Manchester Airport is now open, boasting 280 guest rooms.

With 146 open hotels in the UK, Holiday Inn Express proves popular with IHG owners, investors and developers. Two new properties have recently joined the brand’s portfolio.

Holiday Inn Express Fleet brings 76 guest rooms together with owner Chowdhury, in a brand debut to the Hampshire town. A conversion property being developed in the Grade II listed Theatre Royal with owner group Kennford Hotel Ltd, the 106-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax will open by the end of 2026. The property will include 37 suites with kitchenette areas.

Suites collection

Staybridge Suites boasts seven hotels in the UK, in cities including Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool, Dundee, Newcastle and London, with a very recent adding.

The new-build Staybridge Suites Brighton hotel opened in the last fortnight with new owner partner Madison Cairn, an independent real estate investment, asset, and development manager. Close to the regional railway station and Brighton beach, the hotel features 101 rooms.

The addition of these hotels is a mark of confidence from both our owners and our guests for IHG brands in the UK, where we have a well-established presence already. Being able to grow right across our portfolio shows our relevance in this diverse and dynamic market. Whether it’s the promise of a memorable experience, the consistent quality or indeed our attractive loyalty benefits that keep guests coming back – we are honoured that they do.

Matt Walton, Senior Development Director, UK&I, IHG Hotels & Resorts

IHG Hotels & Resorts has 348 open and 18 pipeline properties in the UK. In addition to the aforementioned, further hotels open and in the pipeline sit across brands including: Six Senses, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts.

InterContinental Hotels Group

InterContinental Hotels Group

Hotel Group

  • InterContinental Hotels Group United Kingdom
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voco Hotels

voco Hotels

Hotel chain

  • voco Hotels Europe
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Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn

Chaîne hôtelière

  • Holiday Inn Etats-Unis
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