IHG is an international hotel company whose goal is to create Great Hotels Guests Love.
We have more guest rooms than any other hotel company in the world – that's more than 650,000 rooms and over 4,500 hotels in 100 countries and territories around the world. Our guests make over 130 million stays in IHG hotels every year.
We operate seven hotel brands – InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
We want to grow by making our brands the first choice for guests and hotel owners.
In 2005 we committed to increase the number of rooms we have by 50,000 to 60,000 on a net and organic basis. The top end of this target was exceeded in June 2008 – 6 months ahead of schedule. By the end of 2008, we had reached 82,000 net rooms.
This was achieved through organic growth – meaning through new rooms under our existing brands and not through acquisition. Most of the rooms that leave our system do so at our instigation as we raise the quality of our hotels across all of our brands.
Our strategy is to build the hotel industry’s strongest operating system focused on the biggest markets and segments where scale really counts.