InterContinental Hotels Group, IHG, is celebrating the opening of its 1000th hotel in the Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa (EMEAA) region.

The just-opened InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort in Vietnam marks the milestone.

The 1000 hotels are spread across eight brands, working in partnership with more than 500 hotel owners.

IHG has a further 312 hotels in the development pipeline all set to open in the next 3-5 years.

IHG is also planning to roll-out ‘voco’, the latest addition to their brand lineup with up to 200 voco hotels opening globally over the next 10 years. 

In the UK IHG has recently acquired a 51% stake in Regent Hotels and Resorts. It plans to introduce the brand portfolio at the top end of the luxury hotel sector. Currently there are six properties in the Regent Hotels portfolio. IHG plan to increase this to over 40 hotels in key global gateway city and resort locations.