IHG signs new Holiday Inn for Gdansk, Poland

Right on the heels of Hilton expanding its Hampton brand in Poland, InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a deal to open the Holiday Inn Gdansk City Centre. The property will operate under a management agreement with real estate developers UBM Development AG and is set to open in 2019. 

Located in the city center of Gdansk, in front the Gdansk Marina, the 236-roomed new-build property is within walking distance of the main train station and is a 25-minute drive from Gdansk Lech Wałęsa International Airport.

“Poland is fast becoming a hub for business and leisure travel due to its economic growth in the last few years," Miguel Martins, director development Poland for IHG, said in a statement. "We always look to put the right brands in the areas in which guests want them.”

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IHG currently has six hotels open in Poland with a further six in the pipeline. 

IHG recently announced that in the first half of 2016, it signed 4,000 rooms across 24 hotels, the company's best first-half performance since 2008. The Holiday Inn brand family continues to be IHG’s engine for growth with a global pipeline of 911 hotels. In Europe, as of the end of June, there are currently 657 IHG hotels open with a further 132 in the pipeline.

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