They include are a 132-bedroom hotel in Vauxhall Nine Elms (pictured), 135-bedroom hotel at Leigh Sports Village and 87-bedroom hotel in Wigan. Launched in 1991, the Holiday Inn Express brand is currently expanding at an average rate of two per week world-wide. There are 219 in Europe, with a further 38 under development.
Richard Arman, director of development, UK and Ireland, IHG said: "These three latest signings demonstrate that the Holiday Inn Express brand continues to be the smart choice for hotel owners and guests across the UK. The three properties are being developed in key locations and once open, will offer business and leisure guests a comfortable nights' stay and friendly efficient service."
Set to be rebranded from an existing hotel, the Vauxhall Nine Elms property will open later this year as part of one of London's largest regeneration projects. It will operate under a franchise agreement with first time IHG owner Heathdeal.
The newly built hotel at Leigh Sports Village, which is home to Leigh Centurians Rugby League Football Club, and also hosts Blackburn Rovers and the Manchester United youth team, will open this summer operating under a franchise agreement with KS Hotels Limited. It will be part of a multi-purpose venue which hosts concerts and conferences for up to 250 delegates.
Opening in 2015, the Holiday Inn Express Wigan - located close to DW Stadium - will operate under a franchise agreement with Viking Bear Limited.
Holiday Inn Express is one of nine hotel brands operated by IHG alongside InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Even Hotels and Hualuxe Hotels and Resorts.