This month Hotel News ME profiles the hotel group’s 2015 achievements, future goals and its planned MEA pipeline.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including IHG hotels and resorts, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels and 744,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline.
Current number of properties in the region (MEA)
IHG currently has 78 hotels, totaling 23,300 rooms, across nine countries in the Middle East region, across five of the company’s brands:
Hotel Indigo is IHG’s boutique brand and the brands concept is to “offer guests the individuality of a boutique hotel, but with the benefits and reassurance of one of the world’s largest hotel companies supporting it.” Hotel Indigo properties are designed to reflect the identity of its local neighbourhood and is unique to its surroundings.
Hotel Indigo was fist signed in the region in 2012 with the introduction of Hotel Indigo Riyadh King Abdullah Financial District, then in 2014, the first Hotel Indigo in the UAE – Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay and the second in May 2015 – Hotel Indigo Dubai The Sustainable City (TSC) which is due to open in the first half of 2017, the 170-room Hotel Indigo Dubai The Sustainable City will be part of Dubai’s first sustainable integrated development, the first community of its kind in the region.