When the World Travel & Tourism Council recently asked hospitality experts what matters most to today’s traveller, here’s what our CEO Keith Barr had to say. He talks about the importance of sustainability, getting the best out of technology, making travel seamless and what’s in store over the next 10 years. Find out more, as some of the world’s biggest leaders in travel share their ideas for meeting today’s opportunities and tomorrow’s challenges. #TrueHospitality.

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With IHG’s world famous hotel brands, the service and designs you experience whenever you stay in any one of our 800,000 rooms worldwide, has been defined by more than 200 years in hospitality. Affordable travel for families, pioneering luscious luxury, the birth of boutique, or homes away from home - we’ve done it all. Hotel names you can trust to deliver #TrueHospitality every time.

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Today IHG launched its 2014 Trends Report, 'Creating moments of trust - the key to building successful brand relationships in the Kinship Economy', at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The report highlights the need for hotel brands to be 3D, in order to win future guests. Watch this video to find out more about this latest research from IHG and visit for more information.
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IHG's 3D Connected Traveller Series - 'Travel Well'

Representatives from nearly 30 media outlets recently gathered to hear our CEO in Greater China, Jolyon Bulley talk about the momentum behind our outstanding success in Greater China. Sharing his personal insights into our new brands and new business model strategy, he also outlined the importance behind accelerating our growth right across the region. #TrueHospitality

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Great news in Greater China. 10 new hotels for seven of our fantastic brands. Heading for some of Western China’s finest cities are new properties for our leading brands InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, as well as newer brands to the region, EVEN Hotels, Hotel Indigo and China’s very own HUALUXE. Whatever the type of guest need or occasion, we’ve got it covered. That’s #TrueHospitality

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We bring together the guest experience and sustainability through our partnership with Hypnos. Guests can ‘rest easy’ on sustainable beds.

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Today we announced a strong performance for the first quarter of 2018:

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IHG adds 13 luxury and upscale hotels in the UK:

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From an announcement just 8 months ago to 75 signings later, we’re rapidly approaching the moment when IHG’s hottest new brand becomes a reality with its first hotel slated to open later this year. IHG’s Americas CEO Elie Maalouf recently explained to Atlanta Business Chronicle how avid hotels is ticking all the right boxes for owners and guests. With rooms designed for sound sleep, cutting edge technology, and modern design, all wrapped up in IHG’s trademark True Hospitality, this new brand has all the elements to be successful. #TrueHospitality

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Small actions make a big difference. Check out what IHG colleagues around the world have been doing as we turned Earth Day into #IHGEarthWeek last week. Every day dedicated to something new to reduce our carbon footprint and water use – two big areas of our Responsible Business targets. #TrueHospitality

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“It’s very important to us at the hotel that our guests engage with the idea that we’re on a barrier island, and that we share it with so much natural life – sea turtles are a big part of that.” See how one of IHG's beachfront hotels is helping protect nesting sea turtles and save on energy costs. #IHGEarthWeek #TrueHospitality

See how a sustainable lighting project is helping Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach to both protect local sea turtle populations and reduce monthly utility costs!

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Great partnership with Harry Hitchens and @Gmunchiez, who explored how IHG’s hotels deliver #TrueHospitality to guests in many different ways. Harry and George visited Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers to learn more about how it makes a positive impact as one of the world’s greenest and most sustainable hotels. They also visited the iconic InterContinental Bordeaux - Le Grand Hotel to understand what it takes to deliver best-in-class service and experience the world-famous wine region. Watch Harry’s film here: and George’s here: #TrueHospitality #Bordeaux #Copenhagen #sustainability

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Delighted to strengthen our partnership with Al-Futtaim with the opening of Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City, the largest Holiday Inn hotel in the UAE. We’re also celebrating the signing of Staybridge Suites Dubai Festival City, which will debut the brand in Dubai. Read more: #Dubai #travel #TrueHospitality

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Delighted that IHG has signed an agreement with Al Hokair Group to bring our Holiday Inn Express brand to Saudi Arabia. The signing ceremony took place at Arabian Hotel Investment Conference and will see at least 10 Holiday Inn Express hotels open over the next 15 years. #AHIC

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Our CEO, Keith Barr gave a keynote interview on day two of Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, where he spoke about IHG’s legacy and ambitious growth plans in KSA, a shift in demand for midmarket hotels, and the younger generation’s appetite for wanderlust and experiences. #AHIC #TrueHospitality

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Bringing True Hospitality to everyone is what IHG is all about, and our commitment to encourage more young people to pursue careers within the industry continues. This week it was the turn of 180 students from across the Northern Emirates' Colleges and Universities, taking part in a round table discussion 'Focus on the Future' with our InterContinental Dubai Marinai team and HR leaders, at Arabian Hotel Investment Conference. Inspiring the next generation of Emirati youth. #AhlanHospitality #TrueHospitality

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Our CEO Keith Barr, and Regional CEO for EMEAA, Kenneth Macpherson, join forces with more than 700 hospitality decision makers today in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, for Arabian Hotel Investment Conference.. We’ve got exciting plans for the region, and this annual event is designed to shake up traditional ways of thinking and provide fresh insight into the hospitality industry. #AHIC #TrueHospitality

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