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InterContinental Hotels Group launches its fifth hotel in France

By :Franchise London Bureau  |   Jun 19, 2015 | 06 : 15 PM

One of the leading hotel chains, InterContinental Hotels Group announced the signing of InterContinental Lyon Hotel Dieu in Lyon, France. Crédit Agricole Assurances, a leading bank insurer in France, will handle the hotel operations under a management agreement with IHG. It will be brand’s fifth InterContinental hotel in France. The hotel will be developed by the Eiffage, which is a French construction company. Expected to be operational in autumn 2018,  InterContinental Lyon Hotel Dieu will house a Club InterContinental lounge, multiple restaurants, a lounge bar, two meeting rooms and a fitness centre.

Willemijn Geels, Associate Vice President, Development Northern and Eastern Europe, IHG said, “We’re thrilled to be expanding our InterContinental brand in France and cementing our leading position in the international hotel market.  InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is truly an iconic hallmark of luxury and this hotel will be an exceptional addition to our European portfolio.”

InterContinental Hotels Group is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 720,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. InterContinental Hotels Group is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, and others.

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