IHG to expand number of hotels in Middle East by 50% by 2015.

By bne IntelliNews March 10, 2011
UK-based hotel and resorts chain InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) plans increase the number of its hotels in the Middle East region by 50% in the next four years, daily The National reported. The UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia will be the main focus for IHG's expansion, said Karin Sheppard, the vice president commercial for IHG in the Middle East and Africa. IHG with brands including Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn has 76 hotels operating in the Middle East. The company also has 37 projects under construction in the region.

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