IHG Lodges & Resorts continues the growth of its Vacation Inn model household in Southern Europe, because it indicators 13 motels and opens an extra two, together with a model debut – Vacation Inn Categorical & Suites Portimão – and a market debut – Vacation Inn Categorical Sofia Airport in Bulgaria. These signings and openings mirror IHG Lodges & Resorts’ strategic ambitions to develop at velocity within the area, pushed by world-renowned manufacturers beloved by company and house owners. The Vacation Inn model household generated half of all IHG’s world openings in 2022 and round a 3rd of signings. *
(Mrs) Willemijn Geels, VP Improvement Europe, IHG Lodges & Resorts stated: “We’ve seen some spectacular growth throughout Southern Europe lately and the expansion of our Vacation Inn model household demonstrates the continual confidence of homeowners in our necessities as a powerhouse model. Whereas we’ve diversified our model portfolio to curate the perfect providing for company and house owners, our necessities manufacturers will proceed to drive the majority of our bold progress – as will be seen with this assortment of signings and openings. The model household can also be rising at tempo globally and supplies constant, dependable, and welcoming stays for enterprise and leisure travellers as they journey with us worldwide.”
Progress for the Vacation Inn model household (comprising of three manufacturers – Vacation Inn, Vacation Inn Categorical and Vacation Inn Categorical & Suites) spans the width of Europe from the Atlantic Ocean the Black Sea, together with:
- Spain: Vacation Inn Categorical Bilbao Sestao, a 105-room property is anticipated to open later this yr in partnership with Cayman Group. Vacation Inn Categorical Madrid Airport, a 156-room property, can also be set to open in partnership with Mr. Carlos Lavin & Alsotel and affords quick access to Spain’s busiest airport. Ending off an excellent trio and located within the cultural capital of La Rioja simply south of Bilbao, Vacation Inn Categorical Logroño, a 110 key resort will mark the twentieth Vacation Inn Categorical in Spain and is ready to open later this yr. The 17-strong* open Vacation Inn Categorical portfolio in Spain are set to bear vital transformation as a part of the model’s design mission.
- Portugal: Vacation Inn Categorical Porto – Boavista (a 91-room property) together with Vacation Inn Categorical Evora (76 rooms) are each set to affix the model household late this yr with companions Ace Hospitality Administration. Anticipated to open in 2024, the 60-key Vacation Inn Categorical & Suites Portimão would be the first of IHG’s Vacation Inn Categorical household within the Algarve, and the primary Vacation Inn Categorical & Suites branded resort in Portugal, developed with Harland & Poston. Located north of Porto and opening in 2024, Vacation Inn Braga will even be a part of IHG’s portfolio with 114 rooms in partnership with Soliteight Resort Initiatives, S.A.
- France: Vacation Inn Categorical Marne-la-Vallée Val D ‘Europe opened in early February with companions Atalante, simply minutes from Disneyland Paris. Developed by Unibricks and Twin Promotion, this 100-room low vitality consumption resort has a robust deal with sustainable options that includes photo voltaic panels and a water filtering basin. Within the coronary heart of Normandy and solely two hours from Paris, the 70-key Vacation Inn Categorical Caen has additionally been signed in partnership with CREATIV’HOTELS.
- Cyprus: Positioned on the shores of Cyprus, Vacation Inn Categorical Larnaca is ready to open early 2025 in partnership with proprietor group Sunnyseeker. The brand new construct resort has 56 rooms and incorporates a rooftop pool and bar amid town centre, a stone’s throw away from Larnaca Marina and Larnaca Airport.
- Bulgaria: Vacation Inn Categorical Sofia Airport is ready to affix the portfolio in early 2025 in partnership with Signa Improvement. The 152-room property will likely be a market debut for Vacation Inn Categorical in Bulgaria and is situated solely a brief distance from the capital’s worldwide airport.
- Serbia: IHG has partnered with SMB GRADNJA to carry the Subsequent Era of fashion to northern Serbia – Vacation Inn Categorical Subotica, a 108-room resort, is ready to open in 2024. South of Subotica, Vacation Inn Categorical Kragujevac can also be scheduled to open in 2024 with MR Enterprise Group and would be the first worldwide model within the metropolis.
- Georgia: Earlier this yr, Vacation Inn Categorical Tbilisi Avlabari, a 122-key resort was opened by the Deputy Minister of Economic system and Sustainable Improvement of Georgia. Strengthening IHG’s presence within the area, Vacation Inn Categorical Batumi is ready to open in 2025 by way of a franchise settlement with Guru Holdings. Developed as a part of a brand new residential complicated, the resort will supply 100 rooms and is barely 150 meters from the ocean and a 5-minute drive from town centre.
Vacation Inn and Vacation Inn Categorical account for over 50% of IHG’s whole property in Europe with 544* open motels, and an extra whole of 73 properties within the improvement pipeline
*Numbers as at 31 December 2022