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Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts

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Crowne Plaza

An upscale brand in major urban centres, gateway cities and resort destinations offering business travellers high levels of comfort, service and amenities

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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.

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401 hotels
111,917 rooms
89 hotels in the pipeline

Figures as at 30 June 2015

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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.

48,164 rooms
180 hotels
15 hotels in the pipeline

  • Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Colonial Country Club and the PGA TOUR announced a new six-year title sponsorship agreement beginning in 2007. The sponsorship made Crowne Plaza the first hotel brand to title sponsor a PGA TOUR golf tournament.

Figures as at 30 June 2015

Our history

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

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