18th November 2014
RBH Adds 22 Properties to Portfolio
New jobs and office expansion
2,300 staff and 6,000 rooms added to portfolio
Europe's largest manager of IHG® properties
UK's largest independent hotel management company
RBH has been appointed to manage a prestigious portfolio of 22 hotels on behalf of LRG Acquisition Limited, consisting of 19 Holiday Inn® hotels and three Crowne Plaza® hotels. The move establishes RBH as Europe's largest manager of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) franchised properties.
The 22 hotels, which have annual turnover in excess of £200m, will add 2,300 staff and almost 6,000 rooms to the RBH managed portfolio, and cement its position as the UK's largest independent hotel management company.
RBH will increase their team of central hotel specialists from approximately 95 to more than 135, with the London base moving to new, larger premises and the existing Glasgow office being extended to facilitate the growth.
Helder Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of RBH, said: "This is a landmark addition to the RBH portfolio and we are very pleased with the quality and prestige of the properties we will be managing and the calibre of the workforce we are inheriting. We look forward to working with LRG as a key hotel owner and further strengthening our successful partnerships with IHG."
Managing Director for RBH, Stewart Campbell, added: "These additions will increase the RBH portfolio to 70 hotels, including 23 Holiday Inn® hotels and six Crowne Plaza® hotels. As well as raising our total in-hotel staff numbers to more than 4,500, we will significantly increase our central office teams and expand our premises, all of which contribute to our plans to grow the business and build on our success to date."
The LRG properties to be managed by RBH include five central London hotels, notably the 906-bedroom Holiday Inn® Kensington Forum, plus Holiday Inn® Edinburgh, Holiday Inn® Cardiff City, Holiday Inn® Glasgow Airport and Crowne Plaza® Birmingham NEC. The RBH portfolio now includes 13 central London hotels and four hotels at Heathrow Airport.
RBH will assume management of the hotels during January 2015.
Properties joining the RBH portfolio:
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
Holiday Inn Regents Park
Holiday Inn London Mayfair
Holiday Inn Heathrow (M4 J4)
Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Holiday Inn Bristol Filton
Holiday Inn Guildford
Holiday Inn Oxford
Holiday Inn Cambridge
Holiday Inn Maidenhead
Holiday Inn London Brent Cross
Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes
Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel
Holiday Inn Cardiff City
Holiday Inn Brentwood (M25 J28)
Holiday Inn Basildon
Holiday Inn London Sutton
Crowne Plaza London Heathrow
Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC
Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport