IHG or InterContinental Hotels Group is one of the leading hotel groups in the world with several popular brands under its belt. With properties spanning from budget-friendly options to luxurious and iconic destinations worldwide, IHG offers accommodations for every type of traveler.
Yet, the sheer size and variety of IHG’s brands can sometimes lead to confusion among guests. Even seasoned travelers may sometimes struggle to remember if a particular brand belongs to IHG or to Marriott or Hilton.
Here is a brief overview of IHG’s hotel categories and brands to help understand the brand.
IHG Hotels Categories.
Below is a list of the various categories that IHG hotels are classified under.
- Luxury and Lifestyle Collection
- Premium Collection
- Essentials Collection
- Suites Collection
- Exclusive Partners
Whichever IHG Brand you choose to stay with, it will fall under one of the categories listed above.
List of all IHG Brands.
Now, let’s take a brief look at all the IHG brands and determine which category they belong to.
- Luxury and Lifestyle Collection
- Six Senses: Known for their commitment to wellness, sustainability and out-of-the-ordinary experiences, Six Senses offers top-tier luxury in unique locations worldwide.
- Regent: Offering contemporary luxury that anticipates guests’ needs, Regent Hotels provide a blend of sophisticated design, innovative dining and attentive service.
- InterContinental Hotels and Resorts: A global luxury brand known for its iconic properties, offering sophisticated accommodations and personalized service. The original IHG brand, InterContinental offers high-standard facilities in their hotels and resorts worldwide, combining local experience with world-class standards. For guaranteed extra benefits at InterContinental properties, take a look at the InterContinental Ambassador Program.
- Vignette Collection: A curated collection of independent luxury hotels each with their own unique story to tell through its character, location and design. Hotels that reflect the local culture and heritage.
- Kimpton Hotels: Known for their innovative approach to hospitality, Kimpton Hotels offer a unique boutique hotel experience with stylish rooms and creative amenities.
- Hotel Indigo: These boutique hotels offer a local experience with a vibrant design reflecting the culture of the surrounding neighborhood.
- voco: Voco combines the informality and charm of an individual hotel with the quality and reassurance of a global brand. Expect upscale accommodations with a relaxed atmosphere. A mix of comfort and indulgence.
- HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts: Designed specifically for Chinese travelers, this brand offers culturally rich experiences combined with luxurious amenities.
- Even Hotels: Focuses on wellness-oriented travelers by providing facilities such as fitness centers, healthy dining options, and ergonomic workspaces.
- Crowne Plaza: Aimed at business travelers, Crowne Plaza offers premium accommodation with superior meeting facilities.
- Holiday Inn: As one of the world’s most recognized hotel brands, Holiday Inn offers friendly service, comfortable rooms and attractive rates for both leisure and business travelers.
- Holiday Inn Express: Provides affordable accommodations with convenient locations and complimentary breakfast options for guests on the go. Excellent value for people who just need a place to crash at night.
- Garner: An innovative new midscale hotel brand that aims to provide a seamless experience through technology integration.
- Avid: Designed for value-conscious travelers seeking comfortable accommodations at an affordable price point. The basics done exceptionally well.
- Atwell Suites: These upper-midscale hotels offer flexible living spaces designed for extended stays, catering to both business and leisure travelers.
- Staybridge Suites: Provides apartment-style accommodations, typically with fully equipped kitchens and amenities, for guests staying for an extended period.
- Holiday Inn Club Vacations: These resorts offer spacious villas and family-friendly amenities in popular vacation destinations.
- Candlewood Suites: Ideal for long stays, Candlewood Suites provide spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens, and large workspaces.
- Iberostar Beachfront Resorts: As an exclusive partner to IHG, Iberostar offers luxury beachfront resorts in stunning locations around the world, known for their commitment to sustainability and stellar service offerings.
Despite IHG’s careful classification of their hotel brands into distinct categories, it may not accurately portray the experience you might have at a particular location.
For instance, staying at a Six Senses property would be vastly different from staying at an Indigo hotel. The same applies to the cost of accommodation, even though they fall into the same category.
That’s why it’s important to understand the brand you are planning to stay at before booking.
There are a few more brands owned by IHG that are not hotels per se.
- IHG One Rewards
- IHG Business Rewards
- InterContinental Ambassador
- InterContinental Royal Ambassador
- Kimpton InnerCircle