Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong
Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts will open dozens of new hotel projects around the world in the coming years, according to the construction database TOPHOTELPROJECTS.
IHG’s ubiquitous brand is set to grow rapidly in India, Saudi Arabia, Australia and beyond, with our dedicated researchers reporting that it has no less than 75 projects and 19,493 keys underway globally.
India proves irresistible at Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts’ largest overall growth market is India, where ten properties with 1,255 rooms are currently on the cards. This puts the second most populous country in the world ahead of Saudi Arabia (eight hotels, 5,067 keys) and Australia (eight programs, 1,342 rooms) in the country-by-country ranking.
On a regional basis, APAC is clearly the flag’s primary area of focus, with 37 properties and a hugely impressive 8,148 rooms on its development slate here. Europe (17 projects, 3,835 keys) and the Middle East (11 programs, 5,989 rooms) are second and third respectively, while North America (seven properties, 1,004 keys), Africa ( two hotels, 357 rooms) and Latin America (one project, 160 keys) conclude our overview.
Two busy years for IHG
Interestingly, about half of these planned openings will take place in the next two years.
We found that 24 projects and 4,834 rooms will be ready this year, and another 17 projects with 4,268 keys are expected to be launched next year. Just seven properties and 1,381 rooms will be completed in 2024, with 27 hotels and 9,010 keys not expected to see the light of day until 2025 at the earliest.
Focus on two eye-catching hotel projects
So that’s the big picture, but maybe it can also be helpful to take a closer look at a few Holiday Inn properties.
The first is Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong, which is currently under construction ahead of a planned opening in the first quarter of 2023. It is part of a wider mixed-use scheme in the pretty Victorian town, about an hour’s drive south -west of Melbourne. All have 180 keys, a bar-restaurant open all day, a gym, a swimming pool and 300 m² of meeting rooms. Architectus – Melbourne works on architecture and interior design, with Hansen Partnership – Melbourne also contributing architecture.
Also worth highlighting is a 317-room hotel in Latvia’s elegant capital. We understand that construction has not yet started on Holiday Inn Riga, which is designed by Arhis Arhitekti, KSP – Engel and Arrow Architects. Aiming for completion in the first quarter of 2023, it will incorporate Holiday Inn’s open lobby concept – combining a lobby, reception, restaurant, bar, lounge and business center – as well as a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 400 guests, six meeting rooms and a fitness center. hub.