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Service Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SVC)  announced today that it will transfer 103 properties from the IHG brand to the Sonesta brand following a default on payments.

As stated in the SVC Press Release:

SVC’s management agreements with IHG cover 103 hotels (three InterContinental®, five Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, 11 Crowne Plaza®, three Holiday Inn®, 20 Staybridge Suites® and 61 Candlewood Suites®) in 30 states in the U.S., the District of Columbia, Ontario, Canada and Puerto Rico. Upon transfer to Sonesta, SVC expects that these hotels will be operated under the Royal Sonesta, Sonesta and Sonesta ES Suites brands. There are currently 80 Sonesta branded hotels worldwide.

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If you are like me, you saw the 3 Intercontinentals, 5 Kimptons, and 11 Crowne Plazas and thought…


And no other publication dug deep enough to find out…


Here are the properties IHG will lose to Sonesta as of November 30, 2020:

InterContinental San Juan

InterContinental Toronto Yorkville

InterContinental Stephen F Austin Hotel

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC

Kimpton Hotel Allegro Chicago

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland

Kimpton Hotel Alexis Seattle

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia

Crowne Plaza Charlotte

Crowne Plaza Columbus

Crowne Plaza Denver

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport

Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West

Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina

Crowne Plaza San Jose Silicon Valley

Crowne Plaza White Plains Downtown

Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago OHare Rosemont

Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort Area

Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport South

Candlewood Suites @ City Centre Energy Corridor
Candlewood Suites Albuquerque
Candlewood Suites Arlington
Candlewood Suites Atlanta
Candlewood Suites Austin Arboretum Northwest
Candlewood Suites Austin South
Candlewood Suites Baltimore BWI Airport
Candlewood Suites Birmingham Hoover
Candlewood Suites Boston Braintree
Candlewood Suites Boston Burlington
Candlewood Suites Charlotte University
Candlewood Suites Chicago Libertyville
Candlewood Suites Chicago Naperville
Candlewood Suites Chicago OHare
Candlewood Suites Chicago Waukegan
Candlewood Suites Clearwater
Candlewood Suites Cleveland North Olmsted
Candlewood Suites Columbus Airport
Candlewood Suites Dallas By The Galleria
Candlewood Suites Dallas Fort Worth Fossil Creek
Candlewood Suites Dallas Las Colinas
Candlewood Suites Dallas Park Central
Candlewood Suites Dallas Plano
Candlewood Suites Denver West Federal Center
Candlewood Suites Des Moines
Candlewood Suites Detroit Ann Arbor
Candlewood Suites Detroit Southfield
Candlewood Suites Detroit Troy
Candlewood Suites Detroit Warren
Candlewood Suites Garden Grove Anaheim Area
Candlewood Suites Hampton
Candlewood Suites Horsham Willow Grove
Candlewood Suites Houston By The Galleria
Candlewood Suites Houston Clear Lake
Candlewood Suites Houston Westchase
Candlewood Suites Huntsville Research Park
Candlewood Suites Jacksonville
Candlewood Suites Jersey City
Candlewood Suites Kansas City Overland Park
Candlewood Suites Knoxville
Candlewood Suites Las Vegas
Candlewood Suites Miami Airport West
Candlewood Suites Minneapolis Richfield
Candlewood Suites Nanuet Rockland County
Candlewood Suites Nashville Brentwood
Candlewood Suites Oklahoma City
Candlewood Suites Orange County Arprt Irvine W
Candlewood Suites Orange County Irvine East
Candlewood Suites Orange County Irvine Spectrum
Candlewood Suites Parsippany Morris Plains
Candlewood Suites Philadelphia Mount Laurel
Candlewood Suites Phoenix
Candlewood Suites Phoenix Tempe
Candlewood Suites Pittsburgh Airport
Candlewood Suites Salt Lake City Airport
Candlewood Suites San Antonio Northwest Medical Center
Candlewood Suites Silicon Valley San Jose
Candlewood Suites Somerset
Candlewood Suites St Louis
Candlewood Suites Wichita Airport
Candlewood Suites Wichita Northeast

Staybridge Suites Alpharetta North Point
Staybridge Suites Anaheim
Staybridge Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center East
Staybridge Suites Austin Arboretum
Staybridge Suites Baton Rouge- University at Southgate
Staybridge Suites Chatsworth
Staybridge Suites Dallas Las Colinas
Staybridge Suites Denver South Park Meadows
Staybridge Suites Dulles
Staybridge Suites Fort Lauderdale Plantation
Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista
Staybridge Suites Markham
Staybridge Suites San Antonio NW Colonnade
Staybridge Suites San Diego Rancho Bernardo Area
Staybridge Suites San Diego Sorrento Mesa
Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport
Staybridge Suites San Jose
Staybridge Suites Sunnyvale
Staybridge Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Staybridge Suites Vancouver Portland Metro


These properties will all be deflagged from IHG November 30th, 2020

If you have a stay before then, you’re all set. If it’s after, you definitely risk the reservation being cancelled. With a company like Hyatt, I’d feel more confident they’d re-accomodate me somehow. IHG isn’t known for that level of service and I’d expect the worst and hope for the best.


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