INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS EMERGES AS GLOBAL SUPERBRAND AT WTA 2013 CEREMONY
(Posted 05th December 2013)
The InterContinental Hotels Group’s InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand was recognized last weekend at the global World Travel Award Ceremony in Doha as ‘The World’s Leading Hotel Brand 2013’, and notably for the 5th time in a row and the 7th time overall in the 20 year history of the WTA’s.
While most of the individual hotel awards this year, 41 overall in the various regions of the world, have been handed to hotels and resorts outside Africa, one of the IHG properties in Africa stood out once again, the InterContinental Hotel Johannesburg at the O.R. Tambo International Airport, which for the second consecutive year won ‘Best Luxury Airport Hotel in Africa’ in the recent World Luxury Hotel Awards.
In addition, the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand was voted Asia’s Leading Business Hotel Brand and Europe’s Leading Hotel Brand 2013, among other awards that also recognized individual InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties around the globe this year.
In East Africa is InterContinental Hotels present in Nairobi with their East African flagship hotel, but other brands like Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn are also present in Kenya through franchise operations.
According to information just confirmed will a new Holiday Inn open at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport before the end of the year, adding extra capacity of quality hotel rooms near the airport in Mauritius. For 2014 a number of additional hotel projects across Africa are in the pipeline, so watch this space for announcements where the next InterContinental, or any of the sister brands, will join the local hospitality industry.