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IHG opens Europe’s largest Holiday Inn Express in Amsterdam

IHG annouces the opening of the Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - North Riverside, the largest Express property in Europe. Located on the northern shore of the IJ-lake, the hotel caters to both business and leisure travelers. 

Article by Guest Contributor for HospitalityNet

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It’s Peak Holiday Season in Europe But Are Europeans Really Traveling?

Europe opened its internal borders six weeks ago. Bookings are up, but there’s a big difference between booking a trip and actually taking one.

Article by Rosie Spinks for Skift

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IHG Scales Up Presence in Greater China

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the IHG is pushing ahead with plans to launch new brands and properties in Greater China, in preparation for the rebound.

Article by Yvonne Chang for TTG

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Holiday Inn Set to Grow by 23,125 Rooms

Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts is planning to open 85 new hotels in the coming years, putting the brand on course to expand rapidly over the next decade, with 85 new properties lined up.

Article by Julianna Hahn for Top Hotel News

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Revenue Managers Hit Reset Buttons and Dive into Data

To succeed during the COVID-19 crisis and once the pandemic fades, hotel revenue managers know comp sets need to be enlarged, with a much wider picture of the industry required to make the right decisions as revenue strategies are essentially reset.

Article by Terence Baker for HNN

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Can Hotels Ever Have Enough Cleaning Standards?

With an ever-growing array of hotel cleaning programs launched in response to coronavirus, a governing body may be what gives travelers the biggest confidence boost to return to vacationing.

Article by Cameron Sperance for Skift

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Legal Issues of Operating Hotels During the Pandemic

An online forum by the International Society of Hospitality Consultants addressed the numerous legal issues hoteliers face as they reopen and operate during the coronavirus pandemic.

Article by Bryan Wroten for HNN

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Hotel CEO’s See Enhanced Role for Travel Advisors

Chief executives of major hotel companies speaking on a virtual panel see an enhanced role for travel advisors as the industry navigates its way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Article by Harvey Chipkin for Travel Pulse

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Hotels Using Virtual Tours to Woo Corp Travel Managers

Whether it’s Zoom, FaceTime or VR, it’s essential that hotels continue offering site visits to travel managers and meetings planners to plan for growth in the coming months.

Article by Matthew Parsons for Skift

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IHG Recognized with ‘Green Hotel Chain of the Year’ Accolade

The award recognizes IHG’s innovation across its entire estate, with Finder measuring all category nominees against broad environmental metrics including greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy usage.

Article by James Wilkinson for Hotel Management

Industry Events

Hotel Data Conference
August 13

This year's Hotel Data Conference will be a hybrid event comprising a smaller, in-person experience at the JW Marriott that will be livestreamed for virtual attendees. Topics covered will include market performances, pipeline reviews, downturn strategies and more. 

42nd Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference
November 11 - 12

The NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference convenes top industry executives who discuss the latest trends, economic influences and projections. From strategically focused general sessions to breakout sessions that explore timely topics, the Conference offers something for professionals at every phase of their career.