08 December 2014

IHG® Announces First Partnership Between A Global Hotel Brand And World Leader In Training Childcare Professionals

Intercontinental® Hotels Group (IHG) today announces the first collaboration between a global hotel brand and a premier provider of early years training. For the next two years, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts will partner with Norland College – a name recognised all over the world as the mark of the highest quality nannies, Norland Nannies.

The partnership will see Norland College provide all InterContinental Hotels & Resorts around the world with expert guidance on babysitting and staff recruitment to ensure families have the best quality care when they stay at an InterContinental hotel or resort. The new collaboration is the latest in a series of enhancements to the InterContinental brand’s children’s programme, Planet Trekkers by InterContinental. It includes the brand’s global children’s menu developed by award-winning celebrity chef, Theo Randall and leading children’s food expert and best-selling author, Annabel Karmel MBE.

Planet Trekkers by InterContinental is a programme of tailored services, dining and interactive activities that are specifically created for families with children aged 4-12.  The programme offers a wide array of creative and immersive activities that help families explore the destination together and cultivate a deeper understanding of the world around them.

Simon Scoot, Vice President Global Brands, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, IHG said:At IHG, we are constantly listening to our guests to ensure we are meeting and exceeding their travel needs. For our InterContinental brand, we know that families who stay with us look for our help in keeping their children happily entertained with fun opportunities to learn about the world. We couldn’t wish for a better partner than Norland to help us ensure families feel welcomed, entertained and looked after.”

Liz Hunt, Principal of Norland College added:  “Norland is committed to providing premium training and consultancy with the ultimate aim of positively impacting on children’s lives. We are delighted to work with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts to enhance their babysitting services."

Founded in 1892, Norland College was the first college to offer any kind of childcare training. Today, throughout its constant development Norland’s values have always remained the same, with children being at the centre of all decisions.

InterContinental Hotels &Resorts is part of the IHG family of brands. IHG is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with over 4,700 hotels around the world and a family of nine trusted hotel brands to meet a variety of guests’ needs - from a city centre Holiday Inn® hotel, to an award winning InterContinental resort.

For more information on InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, visit www.ihg.com/intercontinental

 

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Notes to Editors:

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 82 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 697,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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