IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan Co-Brands 13 ANA Hotels

IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, the hotel operating joint venture formed by IHG and ANA, plans to co-brand and enhance 13 hotels in Japan currently trading under the ANA brand.

All hotels will undergo product, service and operational enhancements and will be progressively co-branded as either ANA InterContinental, ANA Crowne Plaza or ANA Holiday Inn hotels. Co-branding activities will kick off with the repositioning of the flagship ANA Hotel Tokyo to ANA InterContinental Tokyo on 1 April 2007.

Chris Moloney, chief executive officer, IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, said, "The pace of our co-branding effort means that we are serious about making our hotels the preferred choice among guests, corporate clients and event planners across Japan. Our key focus now is on gaining even deeper insight into the needs and expectations of our customers in order to further enhance our product and service offerings."