IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) announced the signing of Crowne Plaza Durrës, Albania. therefore, this franchised agreement with Mediterranean Investment Group will be a country debut for IHG Hotels & Resorts and the Crowne Plaza brand.
Expected to open in 2024, Crowne Plaza Durrës will offer 140 guest rooms; as well as a restaurant, bar and lounge, meeting room facilities and a wellness area. They include a spa, fitness centre and indoor swimming pool. Located in the centre of this coastal city, the hotel will form part of Durrës’ new waterfront investment project. As a result, it promises to transform the area into a prime leisure destination. It will include a new cruise terminal, marina, green spaces and cycle routes.
With more than 400 hotels around the world, Crowne Plaza’s global scale, purposeful design, refined meetings & events, and inspiring restaurant and bar concepts make it a great fit for Albania, which is seeing increased demand from both investors and visitors as a destination for both leisure and corporate travel.
Located west of the capital city Tirana, on the Adriatic Sea, Durrës is a historian’s dream; with a 9th century church, Archaeological Museum, Byzantine Market Square, Venetian Tower, Durrës Castle, Fatih Mosque and Roman Amphitheater; all less than a 15 minute walk from the hotel. Nearby sandy beach, Broad Durrësi Beach, offers guests the opportunity to relax and unwind. With a number of restaurants and bars scattered close to the port area, making it an attractive tourist destination.
Part of the IHG global portfolio, the Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand is a dynamic upscale hotel brand located in nearly 65 countries around the world in major urban centres, gateway cities and resort destinations.