InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently hit a major milestone with the opening of its 1,000th hotel in the Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa (EMEAA) region: InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, in Vietnam.
The brand-new InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort stands on the picturesque Phu Quoc island – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve off the coast of Vietnam.
The resort is home to 459 stunning rooms, suites and villas, an exclusive beachfront, six restaurants and bars, and state-of-the-art meeting facilities.
But the hospitality giant isn’t stopping here; IHG has lots in store for the EMEAA region, with 321 hotels, contributing more than 63,500 keys, due to inaugurate over the next three to five years.
Adding to this, IHG is gearing up for the rollout of voco, its new upscale brand, which will debut in EMEAA. IHG is aiming to open over 200 voco hotels around the world over the next decade.
Focused on its luxury capabilities, the hospitality expert recently shed light on plans to expand its luxury and upscale estate in the UK through a conditional agreement with Covivio (formerly Foncière des Régions). The deal to rebrand and operate 12 high-quality open hotels and one pipeline hotel will make IHG the largest luxury operator across the UK. This follows IHG’s acquisition of Regent Hotels & Resorts, with plans to grow the portfolio of six hotels to over 40 in the next 10 years.
CEO – Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, IHG, Kenneth Macpherson declared: “Reaching 1,000 open hotels in the region with the addition of InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort is a significant achievement for IHG.
“Our EMEAA region encompasses 71 countries, 26 time zones and some of the world’s most visited cities. This milestone is testament to the appeal of our brands, the strength of our owner relationships and our well-established strategy to leverage scale and accelerate growth in some of the world’s fastest growing markets,” he concluded.