The FINANCIAL -- InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has been recognised by the 2013 World Travel Awards in Doha, Qatar as the World's Leading Hotel Brand 2013 for the seventh time and fifth consecutive year. The InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand was also recognised as the World's Leading Luxury Resort 2013, according to InterContinental Hotels Group.
In addition, the brand was voted Europe's Leading Hotel Brand 2013 and Asia's Leading Business Hotel Brand, among 41 other awards that also recognised individual InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties around the globe this year.
“We are honoured to be the recipients of such prestigious awards that recognise the dedication of all our colleagues working in 174 properties around the world, and demonstrate their pride in IHG’s iconic international luxury brand," said Simon Scoot, Vice President, Global Brands, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts remarked.
"InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is dedicated to providing genuine insider experiences that inspire our guests to feel more like a local rather than a tourist when they stay with us,” he added.
The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet its guests’ needs whatever the occasion. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is IHG’s luxury hotel brand, with local insight that comes from over 65 years’ experience on the international scene. The brand has a presence in more than 60 countries worldwide in most of the world’s key cities and many resort locations.
Hailed as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry” by the Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards celebrate their 20th Anniversary this year and are widely acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade. The awards aim to celebrate brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence and are decided based on votes by the public and travel professionals worldwide.