InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) was triumphant at the World Travel Awards, winning five accolades at the grand final gala ceremony in New Delhi, India.
The UK-based global company, which has more 4,500 hotels across nearly 100 countries, carried off awards for the World's Leading Budget Hotel Brand for Holiday Inn Express, and World's Best Leading Business Hotel Brand, World's Leading Hotel Brand and Europe's Leading Hotel Brand for its luxury InterContinental Hotels and Resorts brand. The InterContinental London Park Lane also won the title of England's Leading Conference Hotel.
Held at the Oberoi in Gurgaon, New Delhi, the awards final was the culmination of a year-long search for the winners, following regional finals held in Dubai, Turks & Caicos Islands, Portugal and Singapore.
Graham Cooke, president and founder, World Travel Awards, said: "The past year has continued to challenge every area of travel, tourism and hospitality. However our grand final winners have all demonstrated their world-class pedigree over this period, and are currently spearheading the global recovery of travel and tourism. In doing so they are also reinforcing our industry's role as one of the mainstays of the global economy."
Other UK winners included:
Sofitel London Heathrow - Europe's Leading Airport Hotel
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport - Europe's Leading Meetings & Conference Resort, Wales Leading Golf Resort and Wales Leading Hotel
Welcome to Yorkshire - World's Leading Marketing Campaign and Europe's Award for Marketing Innovation.
London - Euorpe's Leading City Break Destination
Edinburgh - Europe's Leading Destiantion
ExCel London - Europe's Leading Meetings and Conference Centre
Draycott hotel, London - England's Leading Boutique Hotel
Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London - Euorpe's Leading Business Hotel
Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham - England's Leading Country House Hotel
The Grove, Hertfordshire - England's Leading Golf Resort and England's Leading Spa Hotel
The Lanesborough, London - England's Leading Hotel
Chewton Glen, Hampshire - England's Leading Resort
Hoar Cross Hotel, Staffordshire - England's Leading Spa Resort
Old Government House Hotel & Spa - Guernsey's Leading Hotel
The Balmoral, Edinburgh - Scotland's Leading Business Hotel
Glenegales, Auchterarder - Scotland's Leading Golf Resort and Scotland's Leading Resort
The Scotsman, Edinburgh - Scotland's Leading Hotel
Stobo Castle, Peebleshire - Scotland's Leading Spa Resort
St David's Hotel & Spa, Cardiff - Wales Leading Spa Hotel
By Janet Harmer
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