InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a multiple development agreement with Interstar to develop 10 hotels in Germany by 2019.
The agreement enables Interstar, as a first-time IHG franchisee, to develop hotels across IHG’s Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands. The 10 hotels will add approximately 1,700 rooms when signed to Germany’s development pipeline of close to 4,000 rooms. IHG has more than 85 hotels either open or planned under multiple development agreements in Germany.
The first hotel to be signed under the agreement is Holiday Inn Frankfurt – Airport, a 288-room new-build property anticipated to open in the fourth quarter of 2016. The hotel features the brand’s Open Lobby, which takes a unique approach to the in-hotel experience for guests. The traditional hotel lobby format is completely transformed by combining the front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar, lounge area and business center into one open, cohesive space, while refreshing the design to give it a more contemporary feel. Holiday Inn Frankfurt – Airport will join Holiday Inn Frankfurt – Alte Oper, which opened on March 1 in Germany’s fifth largest city.