What we know about IHG’s hotel pipeline

All eyes are on Italy, as IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced six new luxury and lifestyle hotels in its pipeline – Six Senses, InterContinental and Hotel Indigo hotels will more than double IHG’s luxury and lifestyle presence in Italy from four to ten properties…

brown leather bar seats lined up against the bar in the Intercontintal in Rome

Cementing its presence in this key growth market, the six new hotels are a result of a commitment by IHG to sustainable growth across Europe and  includes highly anticipated openings for Six Senses and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in the capital city of Rome, along with four further signings – a Vignette Collection property in Rome and Hotel Indigo hotels in Florence, Turin and Trieste.

“The addition of these hotels across our luxury and lifestyle portfolio is a meaningful contribution to IHG’s growth in Italy, which is a key market for us,” commented Eric Viale, Managing Director, Southern Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts. “It is also a reflection of the confidence our owners have in the success of our brands, as well as the trust our guests have in the experience they deliver.”

While the new Six Senses and Vignette Collection properties mark brand debuts in Italy, the three new Hotel Indigo properties join a strong existing footprint in Verona, Venice, Rome and Milan.

Six Senses Rome is now open, offering 12 different room types across its 96 keys, with options including secluded rooms with courtyard views and suites facing the bustling Via del Corso and neighbouring San Marcello al Corso Church. Guests can indulge in the Eat With Six Senses ethos, from all-day dining BIVIUM Restaurant-Café-Bar or up high on NOTOS Rooftop.

Umbrellas, seating and plants on the rooftop of Six Senses Rome overlooking the city

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InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace has opened on the legendary Via Veneto. Featuring 160 guestrooms and luxury suites, the hotel embodies both charm and historical splendour. Multiple culinary options will be available and include Scarpetta NYC, serving elevated Italian and American cuisine, Charlie’s Rooftop and Anita’s Bar and Lounge. Charlie’s Rooftop will be the only roof top venue in the city open all year round.

outdoor seating at the rooftop bar of InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace

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Hotel Indigo Florence will open its doors in the second half of 2023 in the heart of the city, walking distance to major historic monuments and exclusive shopping areas. Opening together with Grape Hospitality following a full conversion and renovation, the hotel will offer 160 guestrooms and mark IHG’s return to the city.

The pipeline also includes Hotel Alexandra, Vignette Collection, which has been signed together with Molo Hotel Group and expected to open in the first half of 2025. Hotel Alexandra will enjoy its location on the established Via Veneto, just minutes from the Spanish steps and Trevi Fountain. Offering 81 guestrooms, a restaurant on Via Veneto and gym the hotel will become IHG’s first Vignette Collection property in Italy.

blue headboard with overhanging lights above the bed in the guestroom at Hotel Alexandra

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Hotel Indigo Turin, a 50-room hotel, will open in the coming months together with partners Gruppo CHC. To be located in the historic heart of Turin close to the Piazza Castello, Royal Theatre and Gardens, it will benefit from leisure guests, business travellers and event goers to the local Pala Olimpico.

Hotel Indigo Trieste is another piepline project, again partnering with Gruppo CHC. This conversion project will see an historical palace built in the 19th century transformed to a Hotel Indigo hotel and is set to open in late 2025. The property will enjoy the growing local area, whose Italian/ Slovenian border location has recently seen strong investment due to its local port, increase in cruise ship tourism and opening of a convention centre.

IHG has 27 hotels operating under six brands in Italy including Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, voco Hotels, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. There are a further seven properties in the pipeline, all but one of which are in the luxury and lifestyle space.

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