Last Updated on February 16, 2022
IHG stands for InterContinental Hotels Group, Holiday Inn is the companies most famous brand, but there are many other lesser-known trademarks that are part of IHG.
You might have seen “an IHG hotel” written somewhere and wondered what it’s all about.
This post explains what it means and which hotel brands are part of IHG.
What Are IHG Hotels?
When you see the phrase “an IHG hotel” it means that the hotel trades under one of the brands owned by InterContinental Hotels Group plc (public limited company).
IHG plc is a British-owned multinational hotel company that is headquartered in England. They are one of the largest hotel groups in the world.
But here’s the crucial thing to understand about IHG, most IHG hotels are not actually owned by IHG.
Instead, most hotels are independently owned and operated, but the hotel owners pay a franchise fee to use the branding and operating procedures that IHG owns and develops.
So IHG is primarily a franchising business, it’s the same business model that McDonald’s and 7-Eleven use.
Around 6000 hotels in more than 100 countries are part of the InterContinental Hotel Group. At the moment IHG has 16 different hotel brands and these are the names that you are more likely to be familiar with.
List Of IHG Hotels Brands
IHG has 16 different hotel brands grouped into 4 different collections that reflect the target market of the hotel.
|IHG Hotel Brand & Collection||Description|
|Six Senses (Luxury & Lifestyle)||There are 20 Six Senses luxury resorts located around the world|
|Regent Hotels & Resorts (Luxury & Lifestyle)||8 luxury hotels located in Beijing, Berlin, Chongqing, Porto Montenegro, Singapore, Phu Quoc, Shanghai, and Taipei|
|InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (Luxury & Lifestyle)||InterContinental is a luxurious hotel brand with 213 locations|
|Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (Luxury & Lifestyle)||Around 68 boutique urban hotels with spacious accommodations and attached restaurants|
|Hotel Indigo (Luxury & Lifestyle)||Around 116 small boutique hotels with spa-inspired bathrooms and inviting guest rooms|
|Hualuxe Hotels & Resorts (Premium)||There are 12 hotels in China operating under this upscale brand|
|Crowne Plaza (Premium)||There are currently 431 Crowne Plaza hotels|
|Even Hotels (Premium)||Around 20 hotels with a focus on “wellness”|
|Voco (Premium)||Around 28 upscale lifestyle hotels|
|Holiday Inn (Essentials)||Holiday Inn is part of IHG. There are around 1200 locations worldwide serving business and leisure travelers.|
|Holiday Inn Express (Essentials)||Holiday Inn Express is part of IHG. There are around 3000 hotels. They are mid-price and aimed primarily at business travelers.|
|Avid Hotels (Essentials)||Avid is a midscale hotel brand with 34 locations|
|Atwell Suites (Suites)||Atwell Suites is a new brand, there is currently only 1 hotel in Miami with 90 hotel rooms|
|Staybridge Suites (Suites)||220 extended stay hotels with facilities like free laundry machines, fitness facilities|
|Holiday Inn Club Vacations (Suites)||28 family vacation resorts across the US|
|Candlewood Suites (Suites)||Over 400 pet friendly extended stay hotels across North America|
IHG runs a customer loyalty program called IHG Rewards.
You can earn points by staying at eligible IHG hotels worldwide, but also by spending money at grocery stores, gas stations, and restaurants using an IHG® Rewards Club Credit Card.
Points can be redeemed to get free nights at an IHG brand hotel.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Is Hilton part of IHG?
No Hilton is not an IHG brand. Hilton is publicly traded and owned by shareholders.
Is Hyatt part of IHG
No Hyatt is not an IHG brand.
Is Marriott an IHG hotel?
No Marriot is not an IHG hotel brand.
The current 16 IHG hotel brands are Six Senses, Regent, InterContinental, Kimpton, Hotel Indigo, Hualuxe, Crowne Plaza, Even Hotels, Voco, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Avid Hotels, Atwell Suites, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, and Candlewood Suites.