Hotel giant InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is aggressively expanding its hospitality portfolio worldwide. This month itself the brand announced two new hotel openings in Bengaluru, and one property in Qatar. 

That’s not all. On June 25, IHG revealed that some luxury properties of Macao casino operator Sands China Ltd will now be a part of IHG’s InterContinental Alliance Resorts network.

This means, Macau’s popular addresses such as The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao will become partners of the InterContinental Alliance Resorts under immediate effect, until 2027. In addition, The Londoner Hotel in Macao will also join the alliance when it opens in 2020.

Together with the existing two The Venetian Resort Las Vegas properties, the expansion will take the number of InterContinental Alliance Resorts’ Sands properties to five.

Interestingly, the partnership will see guests earn IHG Rewards Club Points and also redeem them for stays at more than 5,600 IHG hotels worldwide.

Jolyon Bulley, chief executive officer, Greater China, IHG, said,“Building on the success of our partnership at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, we’re privileged to be extending the InterContinental Alliance to The Venetian Macao, The Parisian Macao and The Londoner Hotel. We are now able to offer our IHG Rewards Club members from around the world more than 5,000 luxury suites in Macao, an exciting global destination.”

Adding to this, Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China IHG said, “We are delighted to be expanding our strategic alliance with our long-term partner, IHG, not only for our existing portfolio of The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao, but also The Londoner Hotel when it opens. This valuable partnership further reinforces our commitment to Macao, and to providing outstanding customer experiences across our properties.”