07 December 2016

InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts - World Leading Hotel Brand 2016 at World Travel Awards

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Major property wins include ‘World’s Leading Luxury Resort 2016’ and ‘World’s Leading Wedding Resort 2016’

InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts walked away with five remarkable wins, including the much coveted World’s Leading Hotel Brand 2016 for the tenth time, at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016, held in the Maldives.

Several world-renowned InterContinental hotels and resorts across Asia took home award wins in a variety of categories. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam won World's Leading Luxury Resort 2016 for the third consecutive year and also for the third year in a row, InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort in Thailand was lauded World’s Leading Wedding Resort 2016.

Testament to IHG’s commitment to constantly innovating the digital guest journey, the InterContinental iPhone App emerged as the World's Leading Hotel Brand App 2016.

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts had major regional wins this year with a phenomenal 36 award sweep at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia 2016 earlier this year.

Amadeo Zarzosa, Vice President Resorts, Asia, Middle East and Africa, IHG said: “We are extremely proud of our five major wins for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in the worldwide category at such a prestigious event. The continued global success of our luxury brand and properties over the past 70 years reinforces our commitment to providing great hotels guests love, with the service, sophistication and style that gives traveller the chance to truly enjoy the InterContinental Life.”

“InterContinental Hotels & Resorts constitutes a significant proportion of our development pipeline and we look forward to offering more award winning properties to our guests, as we continue extending our international capabilities towards pioneering new destinations for guests.”

The WTA was launched in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in the travel and tourism industry and is now in its 23rd year. Awards are presented across three tiers: country, regional and world awards, based on votes by the public and travel professionals worldwide.

There are currently 68 InterContinental Hotels and Resorts across Asia, Middle East and Africa, representing over one third of a total 186 of the brand’s properties globally, with 24 in the development pipeline set to open in the coming three to five years. For more information on InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, visit www.intercontinental.com. 

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About IHG®

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

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,100 hotels and more than 750,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme, with nearly 99 million members worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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