IHG loses Westminster hotel management contract

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has lost the management contract to run the Westminster hotel it opened less than two years ago.

Supreme Hotels, part of the Splendid Hospitality Group and owner of the 256-bedroom property, and IHG have mutally agreed to part company, and Supreme has signed a franchise agreement with Hilton Worldwide to rebrand the InterContinental Westminster as the Conrad London Westminster from September.

Splendid, through Sojourn Hotels, a sister company of Supreme Hotels, operates six IHG hotels under franchise agreements.

The Westminster hotel is the first of two properties owned by Supreme Hotels to open under a Hilton Worldwide brand within a year. Next summer will see the launch of its Hilton London Bankside hotel.

The Splendid Hospitality Group is the owner, operator and developer of 13 hotels in the UK, ranging from budget to luxury properties. It currently works with IHG, Hilton Worldwide and Choice Hotels in operating eight branded hotels and has a further five hotels under development.