IHG Announces Significant Hotel Development Agreement Across Northern Europe


Hotel Indigo Vienna

The agreement sees the partnership between IHG and tristar GmbH grow to 60 hotels with IHG Hotels & Resorts by 2035 with planned developments in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Italy.


IHG Hotels & Resorts today announces the extension of its multi-property development agreement for the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and expands growth ambition to Italy and Poland.

In 2022 alone, tristar GmbH will open four new Holiday Inn Express hotels and one Hotel Indigo in Vienna, marking the brand’s entry into the Austrian market. This announcement is a further development of the existing strong partnership between IHG and tristar GmbH, which is expected to include a total of 60 hotels by 2035 with openings across all IHG collections, including Luxury & Lifestyle, Premium and Essentials brands in Germany. , Austria, Switzerland, Italy. and Poland.

The DACH region continues to be a key strategic market for IHG, with 88 hotels currently open in Germany and 27 properties under development, including those operated by tristar GmbH. In Austria and Switzerland, there are currently 17 hotels in operation and six properties in the pipeline.

The openings of tristar GmbH IHG hotels for this year include:

Hotel Indigo Vienna, Naschmarkt

Embracing Vienna’s vibrant neighborhoods and lesser-known eclecticism, Hotel Indigo Vienna is set to open in May 2022. Comprising 158 designer rooms and suites and a stylish restaurant and bar, this hotel marks the debut of the Hotel brand. Indigo in Austria. The Austrian capital is loved by travelers from all over the world for its café culture, elegant architecture and famous opera houses, and the new opening is expected to bring a new flavor to the city, inviting local discoveries and an independent spirit.

Holiday Inn Express Furth

Opening in fall 2022, Holiday Inn Express Fuerth is located in the Bavaria region of northern Germany and will be the city’s first IHG-branded hotel. Known as the city of clover leaves, due to its abundance of green clovers, Fuerth has charming and traditional architecture, historical museums and local attractions. The Holiday Inn Express Fuerth will bring modern and convenient amenities to the city, perfect for short stays and business travellers.

Holiday Inn Express Remscheid

Located 20 km east of Düsseldorf, Remscheid is nicknamed “the maritime city on the mountain”, due to its historical importance in the economic development of Germany. The Holiday Inn Express Remscheid is set to open later this year and will provide Holiday Inn Express brand essentials, including free breakfasts, free Wi-Fi, power showers and quality mattresses for ensure guests have a comfortable stay.

Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf Airport

Following the recent openings of the voco Dusseldorf Seestern and the Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf – Hauptbahnhof, IHG continues its growth momentum in the city with the opening of the Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf Airport. Comprising 324 rooms, the hotel will be one of the largest Holiday Inn Express hotels in Europe when it opens later this year. As business and leisure travel returns to Europe, Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf Airport will be well-equipped to meet every traveler’s essential pre-flight or post-flight needs, being conveniently located for Dusseldorf International Airport. city.

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Monheim am Rhein

Located on the Rhine between Cologne and Düsseldorf, Monheim is a picturesque German town surrounded by countryside. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Monheim am Rhein is scheduled to open in November 2024 and will be the city’s first IHG hotel. Centrally located, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites is part of a new mixed-use development, funded and built by the town of Monheim itself.

Commenting on this monumental agreement, (Ms) Willemijn Geels, VP Development Europe at IHG Hotels & Resorts said: “We are delighted to announce this long-term partnership with our trusted partner tristar GmbH and to bring such a collection of hotels at DACH. Region. The recent return to travel has been strong in Northern Europe, and we look forward to bringing new destinations for customers to discover, bringing our beloved brands to new places, and providing business travel essentials. with these strategic signatures. The new signings simply reinforce our shared vision of IHG’s successful growth momentum.

Jochen Weishaupt, Director of Development at tristar GmbH, said: “These new openings and signings demonstrate the close relationship between tristar GmbH and IHG. By bringing recognized and well-loved brands to new places, we can continue to provide hotels that travelers trust and return to time after time.

“Our goal of 60 signatures by 2035 is ambitious, but we are inspired by the challenge and supported in our goals by industry giant IHG Hotels & Resorts.”


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