IHG Hotels & Resorts has seen a peak in hotel signings this year, half of which are in South-east Asia. Properties in focus comprise Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn Express, of which both brands continue to generate around half of IHG’s global openings in 2022, accounting for about 70 per cent of its total estate.
With hotels launched last year in Vietnam’s Ho Tram, the Philippines’ Cebu and Thailand’s Koh Samui and Krabi, IHG is seeing a growing interest from owners in other destinations. To date, there are 33 open Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts properties and 26 in the pipeline across South-east Asia.
IHG has made several announcements this year – Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Karon Beach, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Surin Beach, Holiday Inn Resort Pattaya, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bangkok Asoke and Holiday Inn Express Bali Sunset Road, as well as the first Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Singapore – growing its estate to 95 open and pipeline hotels.
Rajit Sukumaran, managing director, South East Asia & Korea, IHG Hotels & Resorts said: “We’re also recognising the growing popularity of longer stays and the increase in larger travelling parties by developing more Holiday Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn Express & Suites properties across our markets.”
Aside from Holiday Inn Express & Suites Singapore Novena’s recent opening in May, other upcoming properties in 2024 are the first Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel in Bangkok Central Pier, Thailand, and a Holiday Inn & Suites in Vientiane Laos.
Other hotels soon to open include Holiday Inn Sepang – Airport, Holiday Inn Resort Bali Canggu, and Holiday Inn Lampung Bukit Randu.
In addition, the Holiday Inn Express experience will be further enhanced with the new Express Café & Bar, an all-day-dining experience that provides guests with simple-to-deliver 24/7 F&B options.