IHG Hotels and Resorts has announced 11 signings across the Iberian Peninsula, including the first Staybridge Suites hotel in Portugal.
The signings are in addition 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 Portuguese Algarve – to its newly launched Vignette Collection.
Portugal’s second Six Senses Hotel is slated to open in Lisbon in 2025 in the 18th-century Palacio de Pedrosas and will offer 114 rooms and “premium wellness facilities”. The hotel will join the existing Six Senses Douro Valley in Lamego.
There are three signatures for IHG’s extended-stay 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 (planned for June 2023), a 105-room hotel in Bilbao (August 2023) and the 146-room Holiday Inn Express Seville (the group’s first hotel in the city, planned for November 2023), a 96-room hotel in Porto’s Boa Vista district and a 76-room hotel in Evora, 90 minutes from Lisbon.
A 120-room Hotel Indigo is also under development in Gibraltar and the 208-room Holiday Inn Sant Cugat is slated to open this June on the outskirts of Barcelona.
Commenting on the news, Willemijn Geels, VP Development, Europe at IHG Hotels and Resorts said:
“I’m delighted to announce such a strong selection of signings across Iberia, a stunning region that has so much to offer all types of travellers.
“As Iberia is an important growth market for us, we are also pleased to have appointed Javier de Villanueva Baygual as Head of Development for Spain and Portugal. Bringing extensive corporate and hospitality experience, Javier will be active in the market, driving our continued investment and commitment to the growth of this market for IHG.
“Responsible growth remains a key priority for us in Europe in 2022 and this incredible selection of Iberian signings, on top of Javier’s appointment, is a perfect way to start the year.”
IHG recently opened its second Intercontinental hotel in Spain with the unveiling of the Intercontinental Barcelona, a rebrand of an existing property previously known as the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center.
IHG debuts Intercontinental brand in Barcelona