IHG Hotels & Resorts celebrates 6,000 open hotels by unveiling '6,000 club'
The milestone was commemorated by IHG CEO, Keith Barr, at the New York Stock Exchange on June 7
IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) is celebrating 6,000 open hotels by unveiling the ‘6,000 Club’ and announcing partnerships with major sports and entertainment events. The 6,000 Club features a collection of newly opened hotels from IHG’s portfolio, showcasing the global reach of its 17 brands.
The milestone was commemorated by IHG CEO, Keith Barr, at the New York Stock Exchange on June 7 when he rang the bell to signal the close of trading, alongside local hotel General Managers and colleagues.
In the past five years, IHG has broadened its appeal to owners and guests by acquiring or launching six brands to take the portfolio to 17. The new additions include luxury and lifestyle brands Six Senses, Regent and Vignette Collection, premium brand, voco hotels, essentials brand, avid hotels and suites brand, Atwell Suites.
IHG is set to grow its portfolio by a further 30%, with more than 1,800 hotels already signed in its development pipeline. To thank guests, the company recently reinvented its loyalty programme, IHG One Rewards, to offer members more choice, value and richer rewards than before - all powered by leading technology on a new mobile app.
The company is also announcing a series of exciting multi-year sports and entertainment partnerships for IHG One Rewards members that will connect travellers at events around the world, including Major League Soccer, European Professional Club Rugby and music festivals across the US and UK. The partnerships will reward loyal members with the chance to create memorable moments from events the world has missed in recent years.
IHG Hotels & Resorts CEO, Keith Barr, said, “I’m incredibly proud of our IHG Hotels & Resorts teams for reaching a milestone of 6,000 hotels open around the world and would like to thank our owners for their collaboration and our guests for their love and trust in our brands. Every single property we open is a cause for celebration as we offer guests unrivalled experiences in amazing locations and give owners even more reasons to work with us. Our new partnerships will connect more of our IHG One Rewards members with memorable moments, as travel continues to return. With over 1,800 hotels in our pipeline, I’m looking forward to IHG’s next chapter of growth and to celebrating plenty more milestones to come.”
Hotels in the 6,000 Club will celebrate the occasion in the coming months by surprising select guests with 6,000 IHG One Rewards points. Some of the hotels in the Club are Six Senses Fort Barwara, Regent Phu Quoc, Kimpton Margot Sydney, voco The Hague, Atwell Suites Denver Airport and Staybridge Suites Al Khobar City.
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