InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, part of one of the world’s leading hotel companies InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), claimed five awards at the 21st World Travel Awards Grand Finals.
At the Grand Finals, which were held in held in Anguilla on 7 December, InterContinental Bangkok, Thailand was named World’s Leading City Hotel, while the brand’s resorts, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam and InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort in Thailand, received the awards for World’s Leading Luxury Resort and World’s Leading Wedding Resort respectively. InterContinental Davos, Switzerland was also voted World’s Leading New Hotel.
With the latest awards at the Grand Finals, the brand and its properties have received a total of 50 wins throughout the 2014 Award’s Grand Tour held across the globe. The world’s first truly international hotel brand was most notably awarded Asia’s Leading Business Hotel Brand, Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel Brand, the Leading Hotel Brand in Australasia as well as in Mexico & Central America and North America.
Simon Scoot, Vice President, Global Brands, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts said, “We are honoured to be recognised as the World’s Leading Hotel Brand for the eighth time and to have won a host of fantastic awards this year. It is testament to the great work, dedication and service of the people behind the InterContinental brand and its 178 properties around the world. Our wins give us even more encouragement to continue to provide guests with authentic and exceptional experiences each and every time they stay with us.”
The WTA was launched in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in the travel and tourism industry and is now in its 21st year. Heralded as the ‘travel industry's equivalent to the Oscar's’ by The Wall Street Journal, the awards are decided based on votes by the public and travel professionals worldwide.