Among other things, IHG will test mobile check-in and an app enabling guests to use a smartphone as a room key.
The 150-room Holiday Inn Resort and the 124-room Holiday Inn Express are expected to open in late 2016.
Available amenities that meet the needs of Chinese guests at hotels participating in the program will include Chinese-speaking staff at the front desk or via 24/7 phone support, acceptance of China UnionPay cards, and a variety of Chinese food and beverage options.
The number of Chinese tourists visiting New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco are expected to triple during the next decade.
The property will feature 17,000 square feet of meeting space with water views and a lounge with views of the city and the waterfront.
<p>With the completion of InterContinental Hotels Group's <a title="acquisition of Kimpton
Hotels & Restaurants" href="httpwww.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/IHG-agrees-to-acquire-Kimpton">acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants</a>, Mike DeFrino has succeeded Mike Depatie
InterContinental Hotels Group ( IHG ) will acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to become what IHG claims will be the world's largest operator of boutique hotels.
The $430 million acquisition would expand IHG's presence in the boutique/lifestyle hotel sector.
Elie Maalouf will succeed Kirk Kinsell at IHG , assuming the title of CEO of the Americas region.
In a letter to fellow IHG shareholders, Marcato Capital Management said it has gone public with its recommendation because IHG has “dismissed our suggestions” to study its M&A opportunities.