11/17/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/17/2021 09:24
Beloved hotel brand reaches milestone of more than 3,000 open hotels, having averaged ~100 openings a year by creating customer loyalty and expanding into growth markets
Holiday Inn Express has surpassed 3,000 open properties across the globe with more than 300,000 rooms in 2100 cities, continuing to serve as IHG Hotels & Resorts' growth engine. With nearly 650 properties expected to open in the coming years, Holiday Inn Express accounts for more than a third of IHG's global pipeline. The brand continues to attract hotel owners as it expands to new markets, including its first signing in Japan, the world's third largest travel market*.
Celebrating its 30th year as one of the most beloved and frequented hotel brands in the world, Holiday Inn Express makes travel simple so guests can be there for moments that matter. Whether traveling for business or leisure, Holiday Inn Express is everywhere guests want and need to be. Whether our guests are taking a cross country road trip in the US or visiting the beautiful beaches of Bali, Holiday Inn Express delivers hospitality with a consistent, efficient experience guests know and love, providing everything from a complimentary Express Start breakfast to modern rooms designed for rest and comfort.
Stephanie Atiase, Vice President at IHG Hotels & Resorts and Global Brand Head for Holiday Inn Express, said: "Holiday Inn Express was created to challenge the travel industry with a belief in the power of simple, smart travel. Our owners benefit from strong occupancy levels, our purposeful contemporary design and globally our brand has performed well throughout the pandemic. Now, after developing strong guest loyalty, we mark a significant milestone with more than 3,000 hotels across 50 countries with dedicated hotel colleagues passionate about service. As we look to the future and welcome a new generation of travelers, we'll continue to deliver a great sleep experience, our beloved Express Start breakfast while also innovating in ways that matter the most to our customers."
New properties in growth markets enabling Holiday Inn Express to achieve 3,000 open locations:
Holiday Inn Express is expanding in every corner of the US, and since 2019 the hotel has opened 11 new hotels in Florida alone. The brand has charted 5% growth in openings in the Americas region since 2019.