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About Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn® offers a full-service experience whether traveling for business or leisure. From restaurants to meeting rooms to service with a smile, we have everything you need to make the most of your trip. With more than 1,000 hotels worldwide, we are everywhere you need to be. Holiday Inn is part of IHG® Hotels and Resorts. Book with us and become an IHG® Rewards Club member.

Holiday Inn is a popular midscale, full-service hotel chain with over 1,500 hotels open or in development worldwide. Holiday Inn Express is an offshoot brand of smaller, limited service hotels that cater to guests seeking value and efficiency, with around 3,600 hotels open or in pipeline across the globe.

IHG Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good.

With a family of 16 hotel brands and IHG Rewards, one of the world’s largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has nearly 6,000 open hotels in more than 100 countries, and a further 1,800 due to open over the next five years.

Essentials: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, avid hotels

Suites: Atwell Suites, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Candlewood Suites

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

Company Founded

1952

Current Leadership

Elie Maalouf, CEO, Americas

Started Franchising

1954 (67 years)

Total Number of Units

4,137 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

Stock Ticker Symbol

IHG

How Much Does It Cost To Open A Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express franchise is Royalty Fee Due On The 15Th Of The Following Month.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll).

Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Company Details

Here are some additional details about Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

Parent Company IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Initial Investment $50,000
Royalty Fee 5-6%
Term of Agreement 20 years (average)
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express offers several support options to its franchisees. With 4,137 (as of 2020) units, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express offers Varies on the job training, Varies classroom training, and No additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

On-The-Job Training Varies
Classroom Training Varies
Additional Training No
Ongoing Support
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Field Operations
  • Site Selection
  • Proprietary Software
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Loyalty Program/App
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Is Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Right For You?

Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express franchise and offer tips to running a successful Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express franchise location.

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