IHG Signs First Holiday Inn hotel in Belarus
Wednesday June 11th, 2014 - 9:57AM B
| | | | | | | | | | |
These are shortcuts to your favorite social networking and bookmark sites. Add this story to your Facebook page, del.icio.us, DiggIt, and many others!
MINSK, BELARUS—IHG has signed the first Holiday Inn hotel in Belarus, Holiday Inn Minsk. Due to open in 2016, the new build property will operate under a franchise agreement with Hospitality Group LLC.
The 205-room hotel will also feature nine suites, a gym, parking for 35 vehicles, four meeting rooms and breakout rooms, and a restaurant and lounge area.
Occupying a city centre location in Belarus’s capital, the hotel is situated near a number of government offices and company headquarters, making it easily accessible for both business and leisure travellers frequenting the city.
Aron Libinson, Associate VP for Development, Russia, CIS and Georgia stated: “The Holiday Inn brand has celebrated many firsts through the years. From the first hotel to let Kids Stay and Eat Free, to the $1 billion US global refresh of our hotels; so we’re delighted to be announcing the first Holiday Inn hotel in Belarus. It’s the most recognised hotel brand in the world and continues to appeal to both owners and guests wanting a quality yet comfortable internationally branded hotel. We’re looking forward to working with Hospitality Group LLC on this exciting new development.”
Tags: IHG • Hospitality • Brands •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.