Overview: IHG – hotel brands

IHG Hotel Brands

InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) has 12 brands covering more than 5,000 properties in nearly 100 territories and countries.

IHG Brands

The most common, for us at least, would have to be the InterContinental, the Holiday Inn and the Crowne Plaza. This posts will provide you with a quick overview of each brand and what you can expect – leave a comment based on your experience and thoughts!

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InterContinental Hotels & Resorts: a luxury brand

Located in large cities or beautiful beach locations, the Intercontinental brand can be found in more than 180 locations; each offering their unique touch of luxury and experience.

The InterContinental brand also has a separate loyalty program called the InterContinental Ambassador providing additional benefits to the IHG Rewards Club loyalty program.

We enjoyed the #InterContinentalLife at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia- click on the link to read more about our experience.


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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants: a luxury boutique brand

The Kimpton properties are individually designed and positioned boutique hotels; providing unique guest experiences to match.

I love the fact that the Kimpton properties allow pets at each of their hotels for no extra charge; however, if you don’t have pets, you’ll still be allowed to love the Kimpton Hotels!

Kimpton was recently acquired by IHG and still operate their own loyalty program called Karma Rewards.


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Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts: an upscale business brand

The brand is all business, mostly.

Targeted at the business traveller, the properties have it all, so even if you’re travelling for pleasure, you’re likely to find the facilities you want for a city escape. Most importantly, you’ll receive a consistent service and quality throughout more than 400 properties.

Targeted at business travellers, the properties generally provide desks in the rooms, as well as conference and meeting facilities.


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Holiday Inn: an upscale brand

The Holiday Inn can be found in more than 1,100 locations and one of the most popular brands within the IHG portfolio. The brand is for everyone, delivering an affordable, enjoyable hotel experience where guests are always welcomed warmly.

Travelling as a family, then this one is for you! Children under 12 generally stay and eat for free when sharing a room with two adults!

We enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre, Singapore – click on the link to read more about our experience.

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Holiday Inn Express: a simple and smart brand

Holiday Inn Express properties keep it simple and smart.

It’s a great choice if you need a simple place to rest, recharge your batteries before heading back to explore (or work!). The brand is quite new and growing rapidly, the positive being that the properties are quite consistent and the complete opposite of boutique, so once you’ve stayed at one, you’ll know exactly what to expect at the next.


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Hotel INDIGO: an upscale boutique brand

The properties are found in culturally diverse locations all over the world, no two properties are the same. Every aspect of the property is focussed on the local area.

With more than 80 properties, this might be the perfect choice if you’re looking to immerse yourself in the destination’s culture.


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HuaLuxe Hotels & Resorts: an upscale Chinese brand

The brand has been designed specifically for Chinese guests; with acknowledgement of Chinese culture and heritage, with an emphasis on the Chinese values of etiquette, rejuvenation in nature, recognition of status and enabling spaces.

The decor is different to all the other brands and being an upscale brand, the service is there to match.

Best to learn some Chinese before visiting!

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Holiday Inn Resort: exactly as the name suggests

Family resorts in more than 46 great locations; on the beach, by the theme park or next to the golf course.

The resorts offer a variety of activities and comforts from kids’ clubs and swimming pools to informal restaurants.


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EVEN hotels: a wellness brand

The properties have wellness at its core, focused on meeting the needs of the ‘age of the healthy traveller’.

With a strong lifestyle offering, the properties provide more options stay healthier and happier away from home with a best-in-class fitness experience, healthier food choices and natural, relaxing spaces.

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Staybridge Suites: a midscale brand for extended stays

Perfect for families and people who are planning extended stays. The properties can be found in more than 250 locations and each provides exactly what you would want on extended stays.

The properties include well-equipped kitchens, the obvious appliances such as a fridge, dishwasher, stove, microwave, laundry facilities; best of all, the properties are pet-friendly!

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Candlewood Suites: a budget brand for extended stays

Candlewood Suites offer a more casual kind of longer stay (think of it as a budget version of the Staybridge Suites).

The properties include well-equipped kitchens, the obvious appliances such as a fridge, dishwasher, stove, microwave, laundry facilities; best of all, the properties are pet-friendly!


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Avid Hotels: a budget brand

New to the IHG Group, Avid targets guests who all too often have to pay more for things they don’t need or compromise on the quality they expect. The brand is designed to provide the essentials, nothing more, nothing less.

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Holiday Inn Club Vacations: a brand for owners

The Holiday Inn Club is an independently owned and operated exchange program for participating members (ownership program) of the Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts.

Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand isn’t one you’ll come across very often as they only have just over a dozen resorts around the US and is targeted at an ownership program.



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