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IHG Hotels & Resorts adds nine new properties in Portugal

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IHG Hotels & Resorts is boosting its presence in Portugal by adding nine hotels and nearly 1,000 rooms to its portfolio in the country.

The new properties include six signings across IHG’s Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands, as well as the Kimpton Lisbon and two Indigo properties in Albufeira and Faro.

Holiday Inn Express will gain new properties in Lisbon, Portimão, Boavista and Evora, which are all due to open later this year or in early 2025. While Holiday Inn hotels in Braga and Beja are both scheduled to debut in the second half of 2024.

Kimpton Lisbon will be the brand’s first outpost in the Portuguese capital and is due to open in early 2026. Hotel Indigo properties in Albufeira and Faro are scheduled to open in mid-2025 and late 2026 respectively.

Willemijn Geels, vice president of development, Europe, at IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “It is wonderful to see Kimpton Lisbon, Hotel Indigo Faro and Hotel Indigo Albufeira added to our luxury and lifestyle presence in Portugal, alongside the continued strong momentum of our Essentials Collection throughout the market.

“Two thirds of the 976 rooms announced are part of our Holiday Inn brand family, confirming the confidence owners continue to have in our powerhouse brands.

“It is great to be able to nurture new and existing relationships with owners in one of our key markets. We are confident on the growing number of opportunities across our portfolio in Portugal, as consumers and owners maintain a strong appetite and interest for IHG brands.”

IHG currently operates 20 hotels in Portugal across seven brands, including Six Senses, InterContinental, Vignette Collection, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Iberostar. The new signings take its pipeline of new properties in the country up to 15.

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