An upscale brand in major urban centres, gateway cities and resort destinations offering business travellers high levels of comfort, service and amenities
Crowne Plaza has the most hotels in the development pipeline of any upscale brand globally - we're opening around 120 hotels over the next few years.
89 hotels in the pipeline
Figures as at 30 June 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is a dynamic hotel brand currently located in over 60 countries around the world. Truly international, Crowne Plaza offers premium accommodation, designed for the discerning business and leisure traveller who appreciates simplified elegance combined with the practicality of the latest features, as well as value for money. At Crowne Plaza, guests can enjoy a 24-hour business service, wireless high speed internet access in the lobby plus fitness and leisure facilities.
15 hotels in the pipeline
Figures as at 30 June 2015
|1983||The first Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza opens in Rockville, Maryland, US.|
|1994||Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts is established as a separate brand in the Americas.|
|1995||Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts launches new Internet site featuring virtual reality technology.|
|1999||Crowne Plaza opens first European resort in Madeira, Portugal.|
|2002||"The Place to Meet" campaign is launched, establishing the brand as the ideal hotel choice for small to mid-sized business meetings.|
|2004||Introduction of the "Sleep Advantage" program to all hotels in North America - an industry leading approach to ensure that guests experience a good nights sleep.|
|2005||Introduction of the "Body and Soul" health-focused in-room dining concept across all hotels in Australia and New Zealand.|
|2007||Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts opens the Crowne Plaza The Place to Meet Island in Second Life to meet the need for private, independent meeting spaces in the virtual world.|
|2008||Nine co-branded ANA Crowne Plaza hotels in Japan by the end of 2008.
Crowne Plaza Beijing Zhongguancun opens as IHG's 100th hotel in China.
|2009||First Crowne Plaza signed in Taiwan - Crowne Plaza signed in Taiwan - Crowne Plaza Zaohsiung E-Da World.
Crowne Plaza expands to Portugal and France.
Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon wins Best Hotel of the Year award at the fifth Hotel Investment Conference for South East Asia (HICSA).
|2010||Crowne Plaza becomes the 'Official Partner of BMW Motorsport', expanding the original UK sponsorship to a global partnership.
Crowne Plaza extends its title sponsorship of the PGA TOUR's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial to 2015. IHG also becomes the official hotel and resort partner of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour.
. The first Crowne Plaza hotels open in Copenhagen and Bangkok.
|2011||IHG signs nine Crowne Plaza properties in Europe.|
Last updated 07 August 2012