InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) – An Overview of Brands


InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) is one of the world’s largest hotel companies, with over 700,000 rooms in more than 4,900 hotels in nearly 100 countries across the globe. IHG is famous for connecting their guests with what’s special about a destination, so they can enjoy authentic experiences and broaden their outlook of the world. IHG currently operates 9 hotel brands around the world. The portfolio covers everything from luxurious upscale hotels in major cities and resorts to reliable family-oriented hotels for great values, so that regardless of whether guests are traveling for business or leisure, for a honeymoon or family holiday, IHG has a hotel that’s right for them. Here are the different IHG hotel brands:

Luxury (5-star) Crowne Plaza, InterContinental Hotels, Hualuxe
Upscale (4-star)Even Hotels, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites
Upper Midscale (3- or 4-star)Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express
Midscale (3-star)Candlewood Suites


An overview of each hotel brand

Candlewood Suites®, IHG’s midscale extended-stay brand, is focused on comfort, space, and value, so that guests can feel at home, no matter how long they stay. In Candlewood Suites, guests will find studios and one-bedroom suites with a kitchen, a workspace, overstuffed recliner, VCR and/or DVD player, and complimentary high-speed internet access. The fitness center and guest laundry are always open, and the Candlewood Cupboard® is open 24 hours for snacks, entrées and other necessities.
Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts is IHG’s dynamic, upscale brand currently located in more than 60 countries across the globe.  The brand continues to appeal to business travelers, providing facilities and services that cater to these types of travelers, including 24-hour business service and wireless high speed internet access in the lobby. Truly international, Crowne Plaza offers premium accommodation, designed for those who appreciate simplified elegance combined with the practicality of the latest features.
EVEN™ Hotels was launched in order to create a brand that meets travelers’ holistic wellness needs. These hotels are aimed at business and leisure travelers who are looking for a wellness experience in a hotel stay at a mainstream price point. There are millions of healthier-minded travelers in the US who find it hard to stay active and eat right when they travel. EVEN™ Hotels will ensure guests have the services and resources they need to gain more control and feel good about their travel experience.
The Holiday Inn®  is one of the world’s largest midscale hotel brands, designed to affordably blend the familiar with the new, and put everyone at ease no matter what the reason for their stay. It offers business and leisure travelers alike dependability, friendly service, and modern, attractive facilities at excellent values. Holiday Inn brings familiarity, convenience, and reliability to the contemporary traveler, so no matter where you go, whether a small town or a major city, or by a bustling airport, you’ll find a Holiday Inn®.
Holiday Inn Express® is all about value and efficiency. As one of the fastest growing hotel brands in its segment, the brand offers a straightforward, uncomplicated guest experience providing the things a guest needs, and is delivered in a way that is stimulating and engaging. As one of the world’s fastest growing hotel brands, it is geared towards travelers who appreciate value without compromising on comfort and style-  perfect for someone in need of a simple, engaging hotel to rest, recharge, and get some work done.
Hotel Indigo® is the world’s first global, upscale boutique hotel brand focused on guests who love art and design. These hotels provide guests with the refreshing design and service experience of boutique hotels, reflective of the local neighborhood story. Hotel Indigo® follows pace and reflects the local culture, character, and geography of the surrounding area, while the big brand hallmarks ensure consistent and reliable service quality.
In 2015, IHG opened the first two HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts properties in Greater China: Nanchang High Tech Zone and Yangjiang City Center. Created by our China team, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts provides Chinese guests an international stature defined with Chinese characteristics. The brand is tailored to address the specific needs of domestic Chinese guests focusing on Chinese etiquette, the importance of rejuvenation, status recognition, and local customs and heritage.
InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts is IHG’s luxury brand present in resort destinations across over 60 countries worldwide. At InterContinental, our team’s desire is to help guests make the most of their time. InterContinental’s goal is to enlighten guests with our knowledge of what is special about a destination, so that they can enjoy the authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook.
Staybridge Suites® is IHG’s upscale extended-stay brand designed to meet the needs of guests on longer trips, by offering studios and suites complete with full kitchens and separate sleeping and work areas in a family-like atmosphere. Along with in-suite amenities, guests can enjoy The Social evening reception, daily complimentary hot breakfast buffet, 24-hour business center, and complimentary Fitness and Laundry Room during their stay.

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