06 December 2018

InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts Crowned ‘World’s Leading Hotel Brand’ for the Twelfth Time at World Travel Awards 2018

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InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts walked away with 10 remarkable wins at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final 2018 held in Lisbon, Portugal, including the much-coveted World’s Leading Hotel Brand title for the 12th time.


Several world-renowned InterContinental hotels and resorts across Asia Pacific took home award wins in a variety of categories. Amongst these winners were the newly opened InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort in Vietnam, which was named World's Leading New Luxury Resort 2018, as well as the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam, lauded World's Leading Green Resort 2018.

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts had major regional wins this year, with a phenomenal 32-award sweep at the World Travel Awards Asia 2018 earlier this year.


Tom Rowntree, Vice President, Global Luxury Brands, IHG commented :We are delighted to be recognised with 10 major wins for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in the worldwide category at such a prestigious event. As we celebrate our 200th milestone opening this year with the recent unveiling of the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, the continued global success of our luxury brand and properties serves as testament to our commitment to providing our guests with the ultimate luxury experience, with the world-class service, sophistication and style that gives travellers the chance to truly enjoy the InterContinental Life.

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


Launched in 1993, the WTA acknowledges and celebrates excellence in the travel and tourism industry and is now in its 25th 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 200 InterContinental Hotels and Resorts globally, with 63 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.

World's Leading Hotel Brand 2018

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

World's Leading Executive Club Lounge 2018

Club InterContinental @ InterContinental Sydney, Australia      

World's Leading Green Resort 2018

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam           

World's Leading Luxury Business Hotel 2018

InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong          

World's Leading Luxury MICE Resort 2018

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam

World's Leading Luxury Wedding Resort 2018

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam

World's Leading New Family Resort 2018

InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, Vietnam

World's Leading New Luxury Resort 2018

InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, Vietnam

World's Leading New MICE Resort 2018

InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, Vietnam

World's Leading Resort Architecture Design 2018

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam


For further information please contact:

Anne-Lise Berthon
+971 42 13 6517

About IHG®

IHG ® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Regent Hotels & ResortsInterContinental® Hotels & ResortsKimpton® Hotels & RestaurantsHotel Indigo®EVEN® HotelsHUALUXE® Hotels and ResortsCrowne Plaza® Hotels & Resortsvoco™ HotelsHoliday Inn®Holiday Inn Express®Holiday Inn Club Vacations®Holiday Inn Resort®avid® hotelsStaybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.


IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,500 hotels and approximately 826,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,800 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.   

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 375,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.


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