InterContinental Hotels & Resorts named world’s leading hotel brand

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, part of the UK’s InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has been recognised as the World’s Leading Hotel Brand 2013, for the seventh time and fifth consecutive year, at the 2013 World Travel Awards in Doha, Qatar.

Simon Scoot, vice president, Global Brands, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, remarked, ‘We are honoured to be the recipients of such prestigious awards that recognise the dedication of all our colleagues working in 174 properties around the world, and demonstrate their pride in IHG’s iconic international luxury brand.

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is dedicated to providing genuine insider experiences that inspire our guests to feel more like a local rather than a tourist when they stay with us.’

The InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand was also recognised as the World’s Leading Luxury Resort for 2013.

In addition, the brand was voted Europe’s Leading Hotel Brand 2013, and Asia’s Leading Business Hotel Brand, among 41 other awards that also recognised individual InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties around the globe this year.

Hailed as ‘The Oscars of the Travel Industry’ by the Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Widely acknowledged as the ultimate global travel accolade, the awards are based on votes by the public and travel professionals worldwide, and seek to recognise and reward brands that strive for industry excellence.

With over 4,600 hotels in nearly 100 countries, the IHG family of brands claims to have more guest rooms than any other hotel company in the world. The company claims that its scale and diversity mean that its hotels are equipped to meet its guests’ needs for any occasion.

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is IHG’s luxury hotel brand, with over 65 years’ experience internationally. The brand is present in more than 60 countries, including most of the world’s key cities and many resort locations.