InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is set to expand its presence in the UK with the opening of three new Holiday Inn hotels in the region.
The three new properties are Holiday Inn Huntingdon – Racecourse in Cambridgeshire, Holiday Inn Glasgow Green in Scotland and Holiday Inn – Watford Junction in Hertfordshire.
The company has signed a franchise agreement with HP Hotels, which also owns Holiday Inn Express Nuneaton, to operate the Holiday Inn Huntingdon – Racecourse, a 98 room hotel scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2013.
IHG has also signed franchise agreements with Nine Hospitality and VDL Management to manage Holiday Inn – Watford Junction and Holiday Inn Glasgow Green, respectively.
Both of these properties are expected to open in 2014.
All three hotels will feature Holiday Inn’s new open lobby concept. The hotels will also offer other amenities such as on-site business and meeting facilities as well as a Kids Stay and Eat Free programme.
IHG UK and Ireland development director Richard Arman said that the Holiday Inn brand is an important driver of growth in the UK.
"These signings will help meet the demand for quality midscale accommodation for national and international travellers whilst building national scale in a priority market for us," Arman added.
IHG has 133 Holiday Inn and 124 Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK.