InterContinental’s expansion in Germany and a fourth Even Hotel in NYC

Travel News 02 Sep 2016

InterContinental Hotels has announced that the group will add five new Holiday Inn brand family hotels to its growing presence in Germany.

The hotels will be developed in three federal states across the country and confirm IHG’s successful expansion in the market.

IHG has 64 hotels in Germany and 33 in the pipeline, including 53 Holiday Inn brand family hotels open with 32 in the pipeline.

The new developments reflect IHG’s successful strategy in the region, which includes working with multiple development agreement partners to place properties in the right locations where there is guest demand.

Germany is one of the top ten regions for inbound travel in 2016, and domestic travellers are increasingly choosing to stay at midscale brands, fuelling demand for Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, an engine of growth for IHG.

IHG recently announced a record for new signings at its half-year results.

Having signed 4,000 rooms over 24 hotels within the first half of the year, this is the company’s best signings performance since 2008.

The signings are confirmed to develop properties within the following regions:

Baden-Wuerttemberg

As part of the MDA signed with long-standing partner TriStar, who will be the owner and franchisee of the hotel, Holiday Inn Express Pforzheim will be a new build with the advantages of IHG’s next generation design.

Baden-Wuerttemberg will also benefit from two further Holiday Inn brand family hotels within Mannheim.

Holiday Inn Mannheim City – Hauptbahnhof is ideally located outside Mannheim train station and within walking distance of the city centre, financial district and University of Mannheim.

Holiday Inn Express Mannheim will be located within Mannheim City Centre.

Owned and franchised by MDA partner Foremost Hospitality, the new build hotel will have 160 rooms and feature next generation design.

Bavaria

Holiday Inn Express Regensburg will be constructed with Hubert Haupt Immobilienmanagement.

The hotel will be franchised by Success Hotel Management, a MDA partner who already license four other Holiday Inn Express hotels.

North Rhine-Westphalia

Franchised by TriStar, Holiday Inn Express Oberhausen will feature next-generation design and is set to open early next year.

Oberhausen is a city of cultural nuances: it annually hosts the International Short Film Festival, but is also a hub for the steel industry.

The hotel will have 140 rooms.

Even Hotels NYC

InterContinental Hotels Group is opening the EVEN Hotels brand’s fourth hotel and second New York City location, the 202-room flagship EVEN Hotels Brooklyn.

Located at 46 Nevins Street in Downtown Brooklyn, the hotel is also adjacent to IHG’s Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown which opened in April.

EVEN Hotels is IHG’s newest lifestyle hotel brand, and was created with wellness at its core.

As New York City’s most populous borough, Brooklyn is leading the country in the construction of new apartments in 2016 and has seen huge economic growth, making the need for places to stay, whether for business or pleasure, more important than ever before.

With the opening of EVEN Hotels, visitors to Brooklyn can now look to maintain their wellness routines when they stay at the hotel, while also being in close proximity to culturally local experiences that Downtown Brooklyn is known for.

As soon as guests arrive at EVEN Hotels Brooklyn, natural elements of wood and living plants create a welcoming and revitalising space.

EVEN Hotels is expanding rapidly with hotels now open in New York City, Rockville, Maryland and Norwalk, Connecticut, and seven hotels in the pipeline including a third New York City area hotel (Manhattan), Omaha, Seattle, Miami, Eugene, Houston and Pittsburgh.