<p>The InterContinental Real Santo Domingo opened its doors last week in the capital city of the Dominican Republicp><p>The 227-room hotel is in the Piantini neighborhood in downtown Santo Domingo next to the Acropolis shopping mallp>
The hotelier will initially roll out the option at its more than 270 hotels in greater China this year before expanding globally in 2017.
The InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco, the InterContinental San Francisco and the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, are offering the Breakfast and the Arts package featuring tickets to the recently expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Since making the move, the company said its percentage of direct web bookings has risen 2 points, and that the percentage of OTA bookings has fallen by the same amount.
<p>InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will invest $200 million in a design and marketing program for its Crowne Plaza brand in the Americas regionp><p>IHG’s three-year program will be geared to increase business travel to Crowne Plaza, which has more than 400 properties worldwide. In addition to
The hotel company said that direct bookers and travel agents will receive rate discounts of between 2% and 6% in the Americas.
The “Your Rate by IHG Rewards Club” program went into effect this month for loyalty members in the Americas and Europe.
The hotel company's statement came after a Bloomberg report said IHG was mulling strategic options.
Revenue per available room in Europe increased 7.8%, more than offsetting weakness in the company's greater China region, particularly Hong Kong and Macau.
A 123-room Even hotel and a 112-room Staybridge Suites will be part of a development in the city's South Lake Union district.