IHG’s family of hotel brands has a powerful heritage that guests know and love, with hotels that are instantly recognized by millions around the world.From the first Bass brewery in 1777 to one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, IHG’s history is one of pioneering people and new ideas, built on a foundation of consistency, trust, innovation, caring and resolve. In April 2003, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) was officially formed following Six Continents PLC’s separation of the group’s hotels and soft drinks businesses from the retail business (named Mitchells &Butlers plc). Over the last decade, IHG has worked relentlessly to build its brand with talented people and delivery systems to ensure responsible business practices. In 2013, IHG has over 4,700 hotels in nearly 100 countries around the world. IHG’s goal is to create Great Hotels Guests Love; its brands are in 13 of the 20 largest hotel markets with more guest rooms than any other hotel company in the world.