Hotel Barcelo Cologne and ex Crowne Plaza is a popular luxury hotel in Cologne ideal for a holiday getaway. Barcelo Cologne City Center used to be one of 144 luxurious properties around the world providing we listed on our website. Crowne Plaza Hotels represents a a range of 144 full service, luxurious hotels targeting to business travelers from around the world and to the meetings and conventions market. The Crowne Plaza brand is owned by the InterContinental Hotels Group. The hotels are usually located in city centers, in luxury resorts, or next to major airports. Before it was branded as “Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza”, the first United States Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Hotel was opened in Rockville, Maryland, in 1983, within a couple of years the brand was enlarged as an independent chain (still owned at the time by Holiday Inn). The very first Crowne Plaza Resort established in Madeira, Portugal in 1999. Crowne Plaza once owned the Isle of Capri Casino resort chain. Today, The Crowne Plaza brand represents over 400 luxury hotels and resorts globally, with 70,082..luxury rooms, and another set of 58 luxury hotels in the process of getting built. In 1990, the InterContinental Hotels Group purchased the Holiday Inn family; currently its product range includes the luxury brand InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the upscale boutique brand Hotel Indigo, the luxury extended stay brand Staybridge Suites, the less luxury mid-term stay brand Candlewood Suites, and the midscale, full service brand Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts and the mid-range intermediate budget brand Holiday Inn Express.
Back in July of 2009, Crowne Plaza was mentioned by the Lodging Hospitality magazine as the hotel industry’s most growing luxury brands. As part of the InterContinental Hotels Group world-wide businesses, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts showcases a total number of 400 luxury hotels in 52 countries, and are placed in large urban centers, metropolises and holiday resorts.
Hotels in Rome
A lot of the Rome hotels are situated close to known landmarks, and popular places for shopping and dining along the Via Veneto, Castro Pretorio, Trevi fountain, the Quirinale, Barberini and Repubblica areas.