One of the more popular InterContinental hotels ceases to be one on March 24, 2016.
InterContinental De La Ville – Rome closes its doors on March 24, 2016, or at least ceases to be affiliated with the InterContinental Hotels Group on that date.
You can access InterContinental De La Ville’s website here.
Here’s an email that IHG Rewards Club has been sending out today:
We are writing you regarding the InterContinental De La Ville Roma – Rome, Italy. InterContinental Rome has been welcoming guests for over 15 years. We’d like to thank all those who have stayed with us over the years and our teams who have worked so hard to make the hotel a home for guests.
Unfortunately, InterContinental De La Ville Roma will be closing its doors on 24 March 2016 because the lease on the property has expired. The hotel owner and hotel leaseholder have worked hard to try and secure the hotels’ future but circumstances have meant that regrettably this has not been possible. Due to the circumstances, your reservation has been canceled. Any points paid have been returned to your account. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We understand you have many choices when it comes to your travel arrangements. If you would like to rebook your reservations at an alternate IHG hotel, please feel free to visit our website at www.ihg.com. We appreciate you choosing IHG for your lodging needs and look forward to hosting you in the future.
This is really the problem with all the hotel chains nowadays. They have gone the road of “asset light” strategy meaning that the chains own very few if any properties flying their flags.
This means that the owners can reflag or close the properties when their contracts are due and there is nothing that the chain can do really.
May be the hotel will close or may be it will not. We know for sure that it will no longer be affiliated with InterContinental.