Holiday Inn brands take flight at airport locations across Europe

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the continued growth of two of its much-loved global brands – Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn Express – following a flurry of signings and openings at airport locations across Europe.

This latest growth demonstrates the ongoing confidence of owners in these brands, which are part of the Holiday Inn Brand Family, directly supporting IHG Hotels & Resorts’ ambition for long-term expansion across a multitude of European cities as industry recovery continues.

Here follows a snapshot of the growth across Europe:
> In Ireland, Holiday Inn Dublin Airport (pictured) has recently opened in the Irish capital in partnership with owner group JMK. The new build hotel has 421 rooms and is located just 10 minutes from Dublin Airport Terminals and short reach of the city’s Guinness Store House and Old Jameson Distillery.

> For Spain, Holiday Inn Express Madrid Airport has been signed in partnership with Bartila and is set to open by the end of 2023, with 156 guest rooms, a restaurant and bar, and an outdoor pool. In Seville, the recently signed Holiday Inn Express Seville Airport will open its doors in 2023. A project in partnership with Cayman Group, this hotel will offer 146 guest rooms.

> In Italy, the 224-room Holiday Inn Express Rome – Airport will open in 2023 through a franchise agreement with Caltagirone Group and Borealis Hotel Group. Situated in the Parco Leonardo shopping and business centre, the hotel offers easy access to Fiumicino Rome International Airport and is just a 25-minute drive to the heart of the Italian capital.

> For Turkey, IHG has partnered with Asal Grup Otomotiv Insaat Ticaret A.S. for Holiday Inn Express Ankara Airport scheduled to open in 2022. The 122-room property is IHG’s first Holiday Inn Express in Ankara and ideally located for the capital’s international airport.

Willemijn Geels, Vice President Development, Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said, “We’re delighted to keep growing our Holiday Inn Brand Family across Europe. These recent signings and openings at key airport locations across the market are the perfect demonstration of the popularity of these brands amongst owners and guests alike.

“For our owners and investors, our Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands have demonstrated real resilience in these tougher times – accounting for more than half of all new IHG Hotels & Resorts signings in 2020 and 60% of new openings despite the challenges of Covid-19.

'We understand that from our guests’ perspectives, these trusted brands provide a consistent, reliable and warm experience which has come to define True Hospitality.”

Holiday Inn Express was created in 1991 and currently has 282 open hotels (36,538 guest rooms) across Europe with a further 31 properties in the development pipeline.

Globally, the Holiday Inn Brand Family has 4,266 open hotels, totalling more than half a million guest rooms, with nearly a thousand further properties in the development pipeline.