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
|Holiday Inn Bolton Centre||132|
|Holiday Inn Doncaster A1(M) Jct 36||102|
|Holiday Inn London - Elstree M25 Jct 23||131|
|Holiday Inn Harrogate||214|
|Holiday Inn Luton South M1 Jct 9||140|
|Holiday Inn Manchester Airport||126|
|Holiday Inn Peterborough West||133|
|Holiday Inn Plymouth||211|
|Holiday Inn London - Shepperton||185|
|Holiday Inn Solihull||115|
|Holiday Inn Stratford Upon Avon||251|
|Crowne Plaza Glasgow||283|
|Crowne Plaza Nottingham||210|
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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