IHG — standing for InterContinental Hotels Group — is an extensive hotel family encompassing such well-known hospitality brands as Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo and (you guessed it) InterContinental. This hotel group's collection includes more than 4,700 hotels across nearly 100 different countries, with travelers booking more than 161 million stays each year. Unlike other hotel groups — which tend to focus only on one side of the price scale — IHG offers rooms for nearly every price range, not to mention perks for loyal customers through the IHG Rewards Club program. While the InterContinental brand often targets business travelers with more money to spend, budget- and family-friendly accommodations can be found in the Holiday Inn portfolios. And mid-range rates fall under the Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo names, while Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites offer long-term stay accommodations for those on the road for an extended period of time. And in some big hospitality news: In 2014, IHG agreed to acquire the popular boutique hotel brand Kimpton.
Popular sub-brands in IHG Group Hotels: