InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of two further hotels in London with the Hotel Indigo London Barbican and Holiday Inn Watford Junction. As a result, over the last nine months IHG signed all six of its current European brands into its Greater London pipeline, further reinforcing IHG’s presence in the U.K.’s capital.
The two new signings join the InterContinental London The O2, Crowne Plaza London Albert Embankment, Staybridge Suites London Vauxhall, and Holiday Inn Express London Ealing.
Due to open this summer, Holiday Inn Watford Junction will be a 92-room property operating under a franchise agreement with Nine Hospitality Ltd. Featuring the Holiday Inn open lobby, the hotel’s location is anticipated to attract a healthy mix of leisure and corporate guests.
Meanwhile IHG continues to build momentum in East London with the addition of Hotel Indigo London Barbican. The newly constructed 101-room hotel will operate under a franchise agreement with long-standing Owner-Partner Sanguine, who currently have six IHG hotels open in the U.K. and two under construction. Situated in the heart of one of London’s business hubs, the hotel is well placed to receive a steady stream of business travelers as well as leisure guests drawn to the local cultural and arts attractions. The hotel is due to open in 2016.
“IHG already has a significant presence in Europe,” Angela Brav, CEO Europe, IHG said. “Signing all six of our current European brands in Greater London is just fantastic and demonstrates the continued momentum in the market. We see plenty of room to grow here and these signings demonstrate the ability of our brands to penetrate markets across Europe both old and new. IHG’s relationship with our owners is absolutely key in maintaining long-term sustainable development, and I’m thrilled to see us all growing together.”