IHG Hotels & Resorts opens new global headquarters

IHG Hotels & Resorts CEO Keith Barr has opened a new global headquarters in Windsor, U.K.


Having started life as an FTSE-listed company in Windsor in 2003, IHG returns to the historic town for its next chapter after being based for the past 15 years in Denham, Buckinghamshire.

According to IHG, the building represents not only the company’s global headquarters but also the head of its Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa regional operations, helping serve an international business that has more than 6,000 hotels across more than 100 countries around the world. The Windsor One office on Arthur Road was opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Barr, alongside the company’s executive committee members, and dignitaries.

Located close to key transport links to London and international airports, the office boasts 57,000 square feet of space over five floors, complete with state-of-the-art technology, modern meeting rooms and event space, parking, a recording studio and views over Windsor Castle and Eton College. We are delighted to be moving back to Windsor, a world-famous and historic location. It was important for us as a company to move to a space that empowered us to work collaboratively, flexibly and in a way that is truly reflective of today’s evolving workforce. What we have achieved at Windsor One — from the workspace design and digital capabilities to our connections with the local community — will make our already special company culture even more dynamic,” says Barr.

Another pillar of IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow plan is the reduction of energy use and carbon emissions in line with climate science, the minimization of waste and the conservation of water. To this end, the company is targeting a gold LEED certification for its global HQ. This includes a significant reduction in energy consumption, the use of renewable energy, and the sustainable sourcing of furniture, fixtures and equipment.

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