IHG Hotels and Resorts has unveiled 11 new signings across the Iberian Peninsula, including the first Six Senses and Staybridge Suites properties in Portugal.
The signatures are added to the recent agreement with JJW Hotels and Resorts to add the Penina Hotel and Golf Resort and the Dona Filipa Hotel – both located in the Algarve region of Portugal – to its new Vignette collection.
Portugal’s first Six Senses property is set to open in Lisbon in 2025 in the city’s 18th-century Palacio de Pedrosas, and will offer 114 rooms and “first-class wellness facilities”.
There are three signatures for IHG’s Staybridge Suites brand, including the 105-suite Staybridge Suites Malaga, the 135-room Staybridge Suites Carcavelos and the 119-suite Staybridge Suites Porto.
IHG will also add five hotels under its Holiday Inn Express brand, including the 156-room Holiday Inn Express Madrid Airport (scheduled for June 2023), a 105-room hotel in Bilbao (August 2023), the 146-room Holiday Inn Express Seville (first property of the group in the city, scheduled for November 2023), a 96-room hotel in the Boa Vista district of Porto and a 76-room property located in Evora, 90 minutes from Lisbon.
A 120-room Hotel Indigo property is also under development in Gibraltar, and the 208-room Holiday Inn Sant Cugat is due to open in June on the outskirts of Barcelona.
Commenting on the news, Willemijn Geels, Vice President of Development, Europe at IHG Hotels and Resorts, said:
“I am delighted to announce such a large selection of signatures across the Iberian Peninsula, a stunning region that has so much to offer all types of travellers.
“As the Iberian Peninsula is a key growth market for us, we are also delighted to have appointed Javier de Villanueva Baygual as Director of Development, Spain and Portugal. Javier brings extensive corporate and hospitality experience and will be market-based and drive our continued investment and dedication to growing this market for IHG.
“Responsible growth remains a key priority for us in Europe in 2022, and this incredible selection of Iberian signings, in addition to the appointment of Javier, is a perfect start to the year.”
IHG recently opened its second Intercontinental hotel in Spain, with the unveiling of Intercontinental Barcelona, a rebranding of an existing property previously known as Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center.
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