Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express

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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#57 Ranked #36 last year
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Initial investment
$9M - $20M
Units as of 2020
4,137 10.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express

Industry
Lodging
Related Categories
Hotels & Motels
Founded
1952
Parent Company
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Leadership
Elie Maalouf, CEO, Americas
Ticker Symbol
IHG

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1954 (67 years)
# of employees at HQ
1,981
# of Units
4,137 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
Three Ravinia Dr., #100
Atlanta, GA 30346

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$50,000
Initial Investment
$8,993,365 - $20,018,168
Royalty Fee
5-6%
Term of Agreement
20 years (average)
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
Varies
Classroom Training
Varies
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
SEO
Website Development
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #57

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #32

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #45

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #97

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

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Updated: February 8th, 2021