|Holiday Inn claims the best mid-market hotel brand in China.|
Thursday, 28th November 2013
Source : InterContinental Hotels Group
Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts was granted the award for Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in China at the 2013 Business Traveller China Awards.
InterContinental Sanya Resort also stood out amid the fierce competition, receiving the award for Best Business Hotel in Hainan. IHG witnessed another fruitful year for its outstanding performance in Greater China, most notably with Holiday Inn maintaining its standing as Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in the World and Best in Asia Pacific at Business Traveller Asia-Pacific’s annual Travel Awards for 12 consecutive years.
"We really feel honored to receive these two acclaims. Since launched, Holiday Inn is a brand designed to satisfy an enduring customer need for a reliable, comfortable and pressure-free experience while keeping innovated to stay relevant to our guests," said Nick Barton, Chief Commercial Officer, IHG Greater China,” Having won the prize for the first time at Business Traveller China Awards again endorsed Holiday Inn as the world’s most recognized hotel brand loved by Chinese guests for its service, comfort and value.”
“InterContinental Sanya Resort is a real crown jewel among our InterContinental hotels in China. Nestled between a pristine beachfront on one side and scenic mountains on the other, the resort is the best place to savour the tropical oasis,” he added.
From the first roadside motel in 1952 to the recent completion of a $1 billion global refresh, Holiday Inn continues to evolve to meet the needs of its guests. The hotel brand is highly renowned all over the world, catering to both leisure and business travellers. Every second, three people check-in to a Holiday Inn hotel worldwide, and 100 million guest nights are spent in Holiday Inn hotels every year.
In China, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts’ footprint dates back to 1984, when the brand entered this market as the very first international hotel brand in the country. After 30 years of development, the brand has become a household name, with 65 hotels in nearly 40 cities across Greater China, with more than 21,000 rooms in total. From downtown business hotels in first tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai, to ski and hot spring resorts in rising leisure destinations like Changbaishan and Chaohu, Holiday Inn offers Chinese consumers a wide variety of choices, with the same comfort and relaxation promised by its trusted quality and friendly service.
Having covered the travel and hospitality industry for more than three decades, Business Traveller is regarded as an authoritative source of information for the frequent traveller, with nine editions worldwide including the UK, US, Asia-Pacific, China, Germany and South Africa. In China, readers of the magazine are invited to select their favourite hotels, airlines and other travel products by taking part in the annual Business Traveller China Readers’ Poll.
Photo: Nick Barton, Chief Commercial Officer, IHG Greater China received two prestigious acclaims from Peggy Teo, Director, Panacea Publishing Asia Ltd.