There are several brands of hotels able to you, whether you’re looking for a place to stay for a few nights or a couple of weeks. You can choose from Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, Atwell Suites, and even Six Senses. All of them are convenient and offer a wide variety of services and amenities that make staying in one of them an enjoyable experience.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently launched Hualuxe, its luxury brand of hotels, in Greater China. The new brand is aimed at Chinese consumers and draws on Chinese tradition and heritage.
IHG has nine brands in the hospitality industry. Each caters to a different kind of guest. These include boutique hotel brand Hotel Indigo, midscale brands Avid and Quality Inn, and upper-upscale brand Six Senses.
HUALUXE is one of the IHG brands of hotels that will roll out across China starting in late 2013. More than 240 hotels are expected to open in the next three to five years.
The Hualuxe brand is built on four principles: close to nature, yet luxurious; enabling spaces; status recognition; and a focus on the Chinese culture. It is designed for guests from affluent Chinese businesses, as well as Chinese culture fans around the world.
Atwell Suites is IHG’s newest hotel brand. It targets upper-midscale travelers looking for more than the standard amenities of an extended-stay hotel. Instead, they look to meet new people, explore and do more of what they love.
Atwell Suites combines an all-suites design with the flexibility of shared spaces, including a meeting room integrated into the lobby. The design offers a comfortable living area and private sleeping space, with an oversized vanity in the bathroom. In addition, the kitchenette is compact and modern, with a small refrigerator and microwave.
As with the Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites, Atwell Suites hotels will target short stays and offer longer stays. This means that guests can extend their stay and explore their destination.
The IHG brands of hotels include Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Hyatt House, Hotel Indigo, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Melia Hotels International, Marriott, Renaissance Hotels, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Sofitel, Swissotel, and TRYP by Wyndham. All of these brands offer high-quality accommodation for all guests.
These hotels are suitable for both long and short stays. Most offer full kitchens, living rooms with recliners, executive desks, free local calls, and DVD players. Some also provide amenities such as a fitness room, a 24-hour Candlewood Cupboard, a free CD/DVD rental service, and an on-site convenience store.
Candlewood Suites is an extended-stay hotel brand with more than 300 properties in the United States. It caters to business travelers and leisure tourists.
Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express is one of the fastest-growing brands in IHG’s hotel portfolio. Designed to offer limited services at an affordable price, it caters to business travelers and tourists on short stays.
IHG Hotels & Resorts is looking to expand the brand into leisure destinations by 2021. The company has signed several properties in Japan and plans to open up more than 60 Holiday Inn Express hotels in the country in the next five to seven years.
InterContinental Hotels Group operates over 6,000 hotels in over 100 countries as a significant player in the hospitality industry. The company’s hotel portfolio includes Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo, Avid, and Atwell Suites. It also runs a loyalty program called IHG Rewards.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (IHG) has announced the acquisition of Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas for $300 million. The purchase will put IHG’s luxury brand at the top of the company’s hotel portfolio. Currently, IHG has 400 luxury hotels worldwide.
According to IHG, the purchase will complement the existing portfolio of InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, and Kimpton hotels. As part of the deal, IHG will also acquire the brand’s management business. This will allow IHG to continue expanding its hotel operations in areas relevant to the brands.
For IHG, acquiring Six Senses will give it a strong foothold in the wellness market. The luxury brand focuses on wellness, and the company’s hotels are designed to promote health and sustainability.