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IHG Expands in Portugal With 9 New Hotels and Nearly 1,000 Rooms

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IHG has some exciting news coming out of Portugal to kick off the month of June. The brand will add 9 new hotels in the country, totaling nearly 1,000 rooms. Some of these hotels are expected to open their doors as early as this year.

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s dive right in!

New IHG Hotels Coming to Portugal

IHG has signed for 9 new hotels across 4 brands in Portugal. Here’s a look at the upcoming hotels:

  • Holiday Inn Braga (Opening 2024): The 114-room hotel will target business and leisure travelers.
  • Holiday Inn Beja (Opening 2024): The 95-room hotel will be located inside the walls of Beja Castle and will be a short distance from the city center.
  • Holiday Inn Express Evora (Opening 2024): This 76-room hotel is a conversion from a historic building and will also cater to business and leisure travelers.
  • Holiday Inn Express Porto – Boavista (Opening 2024): The 91-room property will be near the city center, airport, and other tourist hotspots.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lisbon – Amoreiras (Opening 2025): Located in Lisbon’s financial district, this 192-room hotel will be Portugal’s first Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Portimão (Opening 2025): This hotel will have 60 rooms and will be within walking distance of several beaches.
  • Hotel Indigo Albufeira (Opening 2025): The 80-room property will have a rooftop pool, a bar, and an on-site restaurant.
  • Kimpton Lisbon (Opening 2026): The hotel will have 141 guest rooms and suites, a rooftop pool, and a bar.
  • Hotel Indigo Faro (Opening 2026): The 127-room hotel will have a rooftop pool overlooking the lagoon and marina.

All told, IHG will add 976 rooms to its Portuguese pipeline by 2026.

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Holiday Inn Express Porto – Boavista guest room. Image Credit: IHG

“It is wonderful to see Kimpton Lisbon, Hotel Indigo Faro and Hotel Indigo Albufeira added to our luxury and lifestyle presence in Portugal, alongside the continued strong momentum of our Essentials Collection throughout the market,” said Willemijn Geels, Vice President of Development, Europe.

Booking IHG Hotels in Portugal

IHG has 20 hotels open across Portugal. These include some of the brand’s best offerings, like Six Senses Douro Valley and InterContinental Porto – Palacio Das Cardosas.

You can earn and redeem IHG One Rewards points at participating properties. For instance, a 1-night stay at the InterContinental Porto will cost around 79,000 points per night this fall.

Earning IHG points is pretty simple. The hotel chain has 3 co-branded credit cards that come with big welcome bonuses.

Hot Tip:

You can also earn points by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards or Bilt Rewards points, booking restaurants through the IHG One Rewards Dining programhosting a meeting or event, or purchasing points.

Final Thoughts

IHG opening 9 new hotels in Portugal over the next few years is excellent news for travelers. Guests will have a mix of properties to choose from, from budget to high-end brands. While we wait for more details about the new properties, make sure to check out other IHG hotels in Portugal!

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Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Carrying On with Victoria M. Walker” newsletter.

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