InterContinental Sanya Resort, China

Singaporean firm WOHA has completed the massive 100,548 square meter ‘intercontinental sanya resort’ on hainan island off the southern coast of China.

Hotel Indigo opens its doors in Europe

InterContinental-owned boutique chain Hotel Indigo has opened its first property in continental Europe. The Hotel Indigo Berlin opened its doors February 3, marking the brand’s first entry into Europe outside of the United Kingdom. Designed with Hotel Indigo’s trademark ’boutique’ feel, the property contains 81 rooms, which are finished in light wood and white but … Continued

InterContinental confirms new hotel brand next year

InterContinental, the world’s largest hotel firm and the name behind hotel brands such as Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, is set to launch a new chain next year. In a speech at the firm’s annual conference in Las Vegas, IHG’s America’s boss confirmed to staff that a new hotel brand was on the way. “If … Continued

InterContinental, Hyatt head to Russia

InterContinental has announced ambitious plans to open 100 hotels in Russia by 2020, an expansion of almost ten times the number operating there today. The hotel chain announced September 12 that it aimed to capitalize on growing tourism to the country by significantly adding to the number of hotels it operates, across brands such as … Continued

InterContinental launches half-price points deals

Members of the InterContinental hotels loyalty program are to be offered the chance to snap up last-minute hotel deals on points, the company announced August 1. Last Minute Rewards will offer Priority Club members the chance to redeem hotel nights for 50 percent fewer points than they would otherwise be offered at. The promotion will … Continued

Crowne Plaza to trial “snore absorption room”

InterContinental-owned Crowne Plaza has unveiled a room designed to help the long-suffering partners of snoring sleepers get a good night’s sleep. The chain said that a “snore absorption room” is being rolled out at nine of its global properties on a trial basis to see if it can help couples snooze in more comfort. Based … Continued

TOP 10 Largest Hotel Groups in the World

InterContinental has retained its grip as the world’s largest hotel chain, according to the annual ranking of hotels by accommodation analyst MKG Hospitality. The British company, which operates brands including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaze and InterContinental, offers a whopping 647,161 rooms around the world, more than any other hotel chain despite growing slowly over the … Continued

Best frequent travel programs unveiled

Marriott has won two major awards at the Frequent Traveler Awards, held April 28 in New York. The chain’s Marriott Rewards scheme picked up the award for Hotel Program of the Year in both the Americas and Europe and Africa, although Priority Club by rival chain InterContinental took the Program of the Year in Middle … Continued

iPad 2 checks into InterContinental hotels

InterContinental has become the latest hotel chain to connect its customers to its staff via videoconferencing. They have introduced a new chat feature which allows guests and future guests to connect with its concierges via Apple’s FaceTime videoconferencing service. Nine InterContinental hotels around the world have equipped their staff with the new video-capable iPad 2 … Continued