Intercontinental Hotels Group has opened its 1000th hotel in the Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa (EMEAA) region with the opening of InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, in Vietnam.
Across the EMEAA operates across eight brands, working in partnership with more than 500 hotel owners.
IHG also has an extensive development pipeline in EMEAA with 321 hotels and 63,500 rooms set to open in the next 3-5 years.
The Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort is located Phu Quoc island off the coast of Vietnam and features 459-luxurious rooms, suites and villas, an exclusive beachfront, six restaurants and bars and meeting facilities.
The rollout of Voco, IHG’s newest brand in the $40bn (£29.8bn) upscale market, will begin in EMEAA, with a first signing already announced in Australia. IHG plans to open more than 200 Voco hotels globally over the next 10 years.
Kenneth Macpherson, chief executive officer EMEAA, said: “Reaching 1,000 open hotels in the region with the addition of InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort is a significant achievement for IHG.
“Our EMEAA region encompasses 71 countries, 26 time zones and some of the world’s most visited cities. This milestone is testament to the appeal of our brands, the strength of our owner relationships and our well-established strategy to leverage scale and accelerate growth in some of the world’s fastest growing markets.”