Introduction

The US is the biggest lodging market in the world and it continues to offer tremendous growth. We believe there's potential for additional rooms in this territory over the next five years.Stevan Porter - President, The Americas
The new look Holiday Inn

The new-look Holiday Inn
A global relaunch of the world's favourite hotel brand was announced in Dallas in October. The first relaunched properties will open in the Americas in spring 2008 with the entire estate due to complete by 2010.

Up 6.1% - Revenue per available room (RevPAR) up 6.1% due to rises in room rates

Number of rooms highlights 2007

Number of rooms by brand Number of rooms in pipeline by brand Number of rooms by business model
16,624
InterContinental
3,722
InterContinental
4,029 (1%)
owned and leased
47,893
Crowne Plaza
9,036
Crowne Plaza
39,696 (10%)
managed
177,999
Holiday Inn
33,029
Holiday Inn
365,134 (89%)
franchised
134,551
Holiday Inn Express
54,279
Holiday Inn Express
 
13,466
Staybridge Suites
15,921
Staybridge Suites
 
16,825
Candlewood Suites
18,605
Candlewood Suites
 
1,501
Hotel indigo
6,565
Hotel indigo
 
Total
408,859
Total
141,157
 

Performance highlights

up 6.1%

Revenue per available room (RevPAR) up 6.1%, due to rises in room rates

up 10.1%

InterContinental and Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express outperform their market segments with RevPAR increases of 10.1%, 7.5%, 4.9% and 6.7% respectively

Development pipeline outnumbers competitors

Seeing the light

Energy saving bulb

We launched an employee engagement initiative called 'Chase the Extraordinary' in 2007 across our owned and managed estate. This led to the replacement of incandescent light bulbs throughout our hotels with more energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs. This single project led to over $2 million in annual energy savings and a reduction in carbon emissions. The US Lodging Association recognised it as best practice during the year.

For further information on corporate responsibility go to www.ihg.com/responsibility

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