InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies together with Delta Holding announces the signing of InterContinental® Ljubljana. With 182 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts open worldwide and more than 50 hotels in the global development pipeline, IHG continues to expand the brand’s portfolio in the most sought-after destinations around the world*.
Opening in 2017, the 165-room hotel will operate under a management agreement with IHG, representing the continuation of a long-term partnership between the two companies that was first established in 2007. Delta Holding and IHG also have a management agreement in place for Crowne Plaza® Belgrade.
Located in the heart of Ljubljana, the hotel is set to become an urban and architectural landmark of the city. The hotel is just a short walk to Dunajska Cesta, the major shopping and business district, and Ljubljana’s main train station. InterContinental Ljubljana will also be located nearby historical tourist attractions Presernov Square and Triple Bridge, and will offer stunning views over the river Ljubljanica.
The new luxury hotel will be built by Delta Holding and construction is due to commence before the end of 2015. It will feature 165 rooms including a presidential suite; two banquet halls accommodating 500 guests each; as well as six board rooms. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s state of the art leisure facilities including a swimming pool, spa and fitness zone. An all-day dining restaurant with an outdoor terrace boasting panoramic views of Ljubljana will be located on the 21st floor of the hotel.
Hylko Versteeg, Director of Development, Southern Europe, IHG said: “We’re thrilled to have signed InterContinental Ljubljana in Slovenia which is a key city for us. InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts is an international brand that is dedicated to providing diverse and enriching experiences for guests. The brand has seen great momentum across Europe this year with InterContinental Ljubljana marking the fourth hotel signing as we continue our expansion across the region. We very much look forward to growing our partnership with Delta Holding and increasing our portfolio of quality brands in Slovenia.”
Marija Desivojevic Cvetkovic, Vice President of Strategy and Development, Delta Holding said: “Delta cooperates with the world’s leading companies and our relationship with IHG is of great importance to our company. This InterContinental hotel, along with IHG’s worldwide reputation will provide guests with the highest quality rooms, leisure facilities and restaurants served by the best people offering world class service. We’re confident this fantastic hotel will be the perfect choice for international and domestic travellers visiting Slovenia.”
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is IHG’s iconic luxury brand with a long and successful heritage, going back over 65 years when the first InterContinental was founded in 1946. Today, InterContinental is an award-winning brand, picking up accolades such as the coveted title of “World’s Leading Hotel Brand” at the World Travel Awards last year – an award it has held for six consecutive years; and the title of “Best Hotel Brand Worldwide” in this year’s Business Traveller Middle East Awards. There are currently 30* InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties in Europe and 5* in the pipeline.
InterContinental hotels are luxury properties in key cities and resort destinations that attract affluent guests from the world’s most lucrative feeder markets. They are noted landmarks in the cities in which they are located.
*Figures as at 30th September 2015.