IHG debuts Holiday Inn Express brand in Japan – Business Traveller

Holiday Inn Express Osaka City Centre Midosuji features 306 rooms, as well as The Express restaurant overlooking Midosuji.

IHG currently operates 37 properties across Japan under its Intercontinental, Kimpton, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn Express brands, as well as co-branded hotels in partnership with ANA.

The group has a further 11 Japanese properties in the pipeline, including the Regent Kyoto and the 1,000-room Appil Kogen Resort which will feature ANA Intercontinental, ANA Crowne Plaza and ANA Holiday Inn hotels.

IHG to add three Japanese hotels under Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Intercontinental brands


Commenting on the news Abhijay Sandilya, managing director – Japan, IHG Hotels and Resorts and CEO IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, said:

“We are honoured to launch Holiday Inn Express in Japan in partnership with Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA), one of the largest independent private equity firms in Asia.

“We have been committed for some time to bringing this world-class brand to Japan when the time is right and now, with a great partner in BPEA, an amazing asset, and the world poised to reopen, we are thrilled to introduce Holiday Inn Express to the Japanese market.”

Holiday Inn Express recently celebrated the milestone of surpassing 3,000 open properties worldwide. The budget brand was launched in 1990 by then owner Bass, and now offers more than 300,000 rooms in 2,100 cities.

Holiday Inn Express passes milestone of 3,000 properties

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