In an effort to expand its presence in the African continent, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently inked a franchise agreement with Choice Decisions 65 (Pty) Ltd.
The agreement was signed for the 151-room Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport. The new property is expected to open in the first quarter of 2015 and will be a conversion of the current Airport Grand Hotel and Conference Centre.
The facilities on include meeting rooms and function space; the food and beverage outlets comprise one restaurant and two bars. Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport will be the second IHG hotel in Africa with the operators who also manage Crowne Plaza Nairobi. This will be IHG’s third Holiday Inn hotel in South Africa.
IHG currently has 29 hotels open in Africa across five brands: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites, and a further six hotels are in the pipeline. Across the Asia, Middle East and Africa region there are 84 Holiday Inn hotels totalling more than 19,400 rooms, with an additional 48 hotels due to open in the next three to five years.