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logoMorningstarOctober 26, 2020

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC: InterContinental Facing Mixed Demand Trends Across Regions Amid Resurgence of COVID-19 Cases

Symbols
IHG
Sector(s)
Consumer Cyclical
Rating
Current Price
$72.28
Fair Value
Economic Moat
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Summary

InterContinental Hotels Group operates 890,000 rooms across 18 brands addressing the midscale through luxury segments. Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express constitute the largest brand, while Hotel Indigo, Even, Hualuxe, Kimpton, and Voco are newer lifestyle brands experiencing strong demand. The company launched a midscale brand, Avid, in summer 2017 and closed on a 51% stake in Regent Hotels in July 2018, while acquiring Six Sense in February 2019. Managed and franchised represent 99% of total rooms. As of Dec. 31, 2019, the Americas represents 59.4% of total rooms, with Greater China accounting for 15.3%; Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa make up the remaining 25.3%.

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Analyst Profile

Dan Wasiolek

Senior Equity Analyst
Dan Wasiolek is a senior equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers gaming, lodging, and online travel.Before joining Morningstar in 2014, Wasiolek spent 16 years as an analyst and portfolio manager covering U.S. mid- and large-cap strategies for Driehaus Capital Management.Wasiolek holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance, from the DePaul University Kellstadt School of Business.