QMH in deal with IHG to convert Holiday Inn hotels

12 August 2005
QMH in deal with IHG to convert Holiday Inn hotels

Queens Moat Houses UK (QMH) is to convert 13 hotels to Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, following a 20-year franchise deal with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

The 13 hotels, 11 of which will be operated under the Holiday Inn brand and two under Crowne Plaza, will be converted to their new badges by December.

Queens Moat Houses UK will manage the 13 hotels, which will undergo refurbishment involving upgrading bedrooms, installing air conditioning and in some cases overhauling the food and beverage operation.

A QMH spokeswoman said: "The amount of investment is not being disclosed, but it is significant amount and dependent on each hotel."

An IHG spokesman said: "This is an incredibly important endorsement for the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands."

IHG has signed agreements on 18 hotels in the last month, including five former Hilton hotels owned by Chardon Hotels. These additions bring the total number of hotels operating under IHG brands in the UK to 227 (31,909 rooms).

Details of the portfolio: Initial 13 hotels

Hotel Rooms
Holiday Inn Bolton Centre 132
Holiday Inn Doncaster A1(M) Jct 36 102
Holiday Inn London - Elstree M25 Jct 23131
Holiday Inn Harrogate214
Holiday Inn Luton South M1 Jct 9 140
Holiday Inn Manchester Airport 126
Holiday Inn Peterborough West133
Holiday Inn Plymouth211
Holiday Inn London - Shepperton185
Holiday Inn Solihull 115
Holiday Inn Stratford Upon Avon251
Crowne Plaza Glasgow283
Crowne Plaza Nottingham210
Total rooms 2,233



Three hotels under discussion

Moat House Reading (Holiday Inn) 100
Moat House Gloucester (Holiday Inn) 120
Moat House Chester (Crowne Plaza) 160
Potential total rooms 2,613


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