IHG Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to expand its presence across Europe.

The hotel group has extended its agreement with hotel operator Tristar GmbH for the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), while also expanding its growth to Italy and Poland.

The agreement aims for a total of 60 hotel signings by 2035 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Poland.

The group says that the DACH region “continues to be a key strategic market”, with 88 hotels currently open in Germany and 27 in the pipeline. There are currently 17 hotels under operation in Austria and Switzerland, and six properties in the pipeline.

Willemijn Geels, VP Development Europe at IHG Hotels and Resorts, said:

“We are delighted to announce this long-term partnership with our trusted partner tristar GmbH and bring such a strong collection of hotels to the DACH region. The recent return of travel has been strong in Northern Europe, and we look forward to providing new destinations for guests to discover, bringing our much-loved brands to new locations, and providing the essentials for business travel with these strategic signings. The new signings simply enhance our shared vision for IHG’s successful growth momentum.’

Jochen Weishaupt, chief development officer, Tristar GmbH added:

‘These new openings and signings are testament to the strong relationship between tristar GmbH and IHG. By bringing recognised, much-loved brands to new locations, we can continue to provide hotels which travellers trust, and return to, time after time.

“Our target of 60 signings by 2035 is ambitious, but we are inspired by the challenge, and supported in our goals by industry powerhouse IHG Hotels & Resorts.”

This year Tristar GmbH will open the following properties:

Hotel Indigo Vienna – Naschmarkt

Slated to open this month, the property will include 158 design-led rooms and suites and a stylish bar and restaurant. This marks the debut of the Hotel Indigo brand in Austria.

Holiday Inn Express Fuerth

Opening in autumn, the property is located in Germany’s northern Bavaria region and will be the first IHG-branded hotel in the city.

Holiday Inn Express Remscheid

The hotel is set to open later this year in the city of Remscheid, located 20km east of Dusseldorf. The property will offer complimentary breakfasts, free wifi and power showers.

Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf Airport 

This 324-room airport property will open later this year and mark one of the largest Holiday Inn Express hotels in Europe, following the recent openings of Voco Dusseldorf Seestern and Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf – Hauptbahnhof.

Additionally, IHG has signed the below property:

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Monheim am Rhein

Scheduled to open in November 2024, this property will be part of a newly built mixed-used development in the German city of Monheim, located on the Rhine River between Cologne and Dusseldorf.