The Holiday Inn brand family, which comprises Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Express, is the world's largest midscale hotel brand by number of rooms at 31December 2012. It is the largest brand in IHG's portfolio predominantly operating under franchise agreements in The Americas and Europe and management agreements elsewhere.
Holiday Inn is for the contemporary traveller looking for innovative comfort in a relaxing hotel environment. Holiday Inn aims to provide guests familiarity, convenience and reliability while supporting and meeting all guest needs. As official hotel provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we opened the Holiday Inn London-Stratford City. In 2012, the brand celebrated its 60th anniversary and we opened our largest Holiday Inn to date – the stunning Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central in China with 1,224 rooms.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations, our time share business in North America, provides guests with all the benefits of a vacation home with none of the hassle. It expanded its portfolio in 2012 with the opening of three new resorts, including a new 658-room resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Holiday Inn Resort is our Holiday Inn resort proposition with37 properties currently in the portfolio, for guests who work hard but also want to lead a balanced life. Seven new resorts opened in 2012, including the Holiday Inn Resort Changbaishan in China.