IHG Hotels & Resorts is expanding its presence in Europe with the signing of two more properties in Portugal.
The two new hotel signings are Convent Square Hotel Lisbon – Vignette Collection, and Crowne Plaza Caparica Lisbon.
Based in Lisbon’s Baixa District, 121-room Convent Square Hotel Lisbon will be a flagship property globally.
The hotel, owned by hotel management group Portuguese Hospitality Collection (PHC) Hotels, was originally built in 1242. It will undergo extensive redevelopment before opening under Vignette Collection brand in 2023.
Convent Square Hotel Lisbon – Vignette Collection will house a restaurant, lounge and patio area, as well as leisure and wellness facilities including an indoor pool and sauna.
Crowne Plaza Caparica Lisbon, a property owned Discovery Portugal Real Estate fund, will have 227 rooms featuring a mixture of bedrooms, studios and apartments.
The hotel will boast meeting spaces suitable for large groups and conference business and three food and beverage areas, a wellness centre, an outdoor swimming pool and a nine-hole golf course.
IHG Hotels & Resorts Europe development VP Willemijn Geels said: “We are delighted to be announcing two more signings in Portugal – a key growth area for us.
“The historic Convent Square Hotel will be a flagship property within our portfolio and coincides with Vignette Collection’s first birthday, building on its strong momentum since launch, with over ten high-quality deals in leading destinations already signed, and a vision to reach 100+ in ten years.
“Similarly, we warmly welcome Crowne Plaza Caparica Lisbon to the fold as the brand continues its strong presence within Europe with 89 open hotels and a further 16 properties in the pipeline.
“Both signings are contributing to IHG’s strong development pipeline, furthering the company’s ambition of industry-leading net rooms growth.”
Last month, IHG announced the debut of Vignette Collection brand in Saudi Arabia. The 150-room Carlton Al Moaibed Hotel will be rebranded to Vignette Collection hotel by 2024.