InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is one of the largest hotel companies in the world. IHG has a diverse portfolio of 16 differentiated hotel brands with 5,795 hotels, which are well known and loved by millions of consumers around the world.
That said, there might be some brands you’ve never discovered before. In this guide, we list each IHG hotel brand available so you know what you can expect regardless of whether you’re travelling locally in Australia & New Zealand or to far-flung destinations around the world.
Australia & New Zealand
IHG has a total of 5 brands in Australasia which includes InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, voco, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. IHG will also be introducing a new brand in Australia called Hotel Indigo later this year!
Here’s what you can expect from each IHG brand in the Australia & New Zealand region:
Crowne Plaza is one of the world’s largest upscale brands. Designed for the modern business traveller, Crowne Plaza has brought a new approach to hotel lobby design and functionality. With inspired thinking and design, they’ve turned traditional foyers into functional spaces designed for work and play. Communal spaces are flexible, to allow for transitional moments to unfold seamlessly from 9-to-5 and 5-to-9.
Setting up a mobile office has never been easier or more personalised with the introduction of the “WorkLife” guest room experience – a design-led room embedded with smart tech, flexible work stations and thoughtfully placed charging ports.
With 420 hotels across 6 countries, Crowne Plaza continues to grow with some exciting new locations and recent refurbishments including, Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour, Crowne Plaza Hobart, Crowne Plaza Adelaide, Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach and Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific.
voco is IHG’s newest upscale brand. Originating from the latin word to “to invite” or “call together”, voco combines the informality and charm of a boutique hotel with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand.
voco’s reception spaces provide an approachable upscale ambience delivering a warm welcome and simple check-in experience. From the hospitable service to the carefully curated spaces that feel instantly familiar and comfortable, guests feel at ease as soon as they walk through the door, after all it’s called “to invite” for a reason. First impressions are everything and at voco, guests receive a welcome treat influenced by the hotel and locale. Their F&B menus also champions local produce and flavours.
Most guests look forward to a break from the day-to-day, so voco has added a few little things to their rooms to encourage them to take a moment for themselves. Extra cosy beds for long lie-ins, luxury bathroom amenities that go perfectly with their super-rejuvenating aerated showers, great viewing content with smart TV’s and fast wifi.
voco has a strong sustainability ethos and look after the planet with the same care as they look after their travellers. Guests can relax know that everything from their premium bed to the locally sourced ingredients on the menu are designed to reduce their impact on the environment.
IHG has two voco hotels on the Gold Coast and the Hunter Valley and will be introducing it’s third in Melbourne later this year.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts doesn’t need an introduction! Pioneering travel and unlocking new international destinations for more than 70 years, InterContinental possesses all the excitement, enrichment and exclusivity of luxury travel.
InterContinental are dedicated to those who enjoy the InterContinental Life –the exhilaration of fascinating places and fresh perspectives.
Each InterContinental hotel is a destination in its own right with a distinctive style and ambience, from historic buildings to city landmarks to immersive resorts.
Holiday Inn offers a comfortable and affordable stay at more than 1,100 locations around the world At Holiday Inn, not only do kids receive an activity pack on check in, they also stay and eat for free! Children under 12 stay free when sharing their parents room and existing bedding. Children also 12 eat free from the Kids Menu when dining with a paying adult, offering great value for families.
Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express is the largest brand within the IHG portfolio with 2,800+ hotels worldwide designed for the smart traveller, Holiday Inn Express means a clean, consistent and comfortable stay whenever you need to be there in person
Hotel Indigo is a brand of boutique hotels capturing the true spirit of the neighbourhoods they belong to. Each property has a unique design, which is focused on the local area. With more than 100 properties, Hotel Indigo is a great choice for those who want to immerse themselves in the destination’s culture. Hotel Indigo will open in Brisbane and Adelaide in late 2020.
While the above brands are also prominent overseas, below we’ve featured all the brands you can also expect outside Australia and New Zealand:
Six Senses Hotels & Resorts
Six Senses Hotels & Resorts are a top-tier luxury hotel brand, with only 18 locations such as Fiji, Maldives, Singapore and Bali. Six Senses properties aim to reconnect and reinvigorate your senses in places of incredible natural beauty.
Holiday Inn Resorts
Holiday Inn Resorts are located in popular tourist destinations such as Bali and Phuket. These resorts offer a variety of amenities including restaurants, kids’ clubs and swimming pools and are often found on the beach, next to the theme park or beside the golf course.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations
Holiday Inn Club Vacations is best suited to large families or groups. You will find this vacation ownership chain at 27 locations throughout the United States, mostly in popular tourist destinations.
avid is a budget hotel brand designed to provide the essentials. These hotels promote the social aspect of travel and are simply designed with communal spaces. Being one of IHG’s newest brands, there are only 3 locations, however, a further 199 are planned.
Staybridge Suites cater for extended-stays, with 293 locations worldwide. These properties offer well-equipped kitchens, daily buffet breakfast, laundry and fitness facilities and are pet-friendly.
Atwell Suites is yet to open. IHG expects construction to begin in 2020.
Candlewood Suites is an all-suite hotel brand for extended stays. This brand features well-equipped kitchens, laundry facilities and are pet-friendly.
There are only 11 EVEN Hotels, all located within the United States. These properties have wellness at their core, and are designed for travellers seeking a “healthier and happier stay”. Expect to find fitness centres and in-room training areas with medicine balls. This brand is perfect for the health-conscious traveller.
HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts
HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts has been designed specifically to cater for Chinese guests. The hotel incorporates Chinese culture and heritage, “with particular emphasis on the Chinese values of etiquette, rejuvenation in nature, recognition of status and enabling spaces.”
Regent Hotels & Resorts
Regent Hotels & Resorts are one of IHG’s most luxurious brands. Regent Hotels are currently located in six cities: Beijing, Berlin, Chongqing, Porto Montenegro, Singapore and Taipei.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants are individually designed boutique hotels, known for their highly-personal service and playful design. Staying at Kimpton hotels can be one of the best uses of IHG points.