IHG Hotels & Resorts signs the InterContinental Triana
IHG continues to expand its luxury and lifestyle growth in Europe with “InterContinental Tirana” set to open in 2025.
Hotels and Resorts (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is delighted to announce the signing of the Franchise Agreement with InterContinental Tirana, a brand launch for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Albania.
Due to open in 2025, IHG recently signed a franchise agreement with Mr. Ram Geci, owner and chairman of Geci Group, one of Albania’s leading infrastructure companies, also specializing in hospitality and tourism. . The company has around two decades of hospitality experience, having been a shareholder since 2004 and sole owner of Tirana International Hotel, Tirana, Albania since 2011.
The new InterContinental Tirana hotel will have around 300 rooms and suites, a large conference center with a ballroom and a capacity of up to 1,000 people for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) events and weddings. There will also be a luxury spa and a rooftop restaurant and bar with panoramic city views. The hotel will be located in Tirana’s main Skanderbeg Square, close to major attractions such as the National Historical Museum, Tirana Castle, Opera House, Art Gallery and major institutions such as the Albanian Parliament, ministries, the National Bank of Albania and Tirana. Municipality. The property is only 15 minutes drive from Tirana International Airport.
Willemijn Geels, VP Development Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “As the world’s leading luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is delighted to partner with the Geci Group for its first property in Tirana, the Albanian capital, cultural and economic center. . This is a great opportunity for IHG to expand into Albania, a key entry market for us, as well as grow our presence in the Balkans. It builds on the momentum that followed the recently announced signing of Crowne Plaza Durrës – in Albania’s second largest city.