One of the largest hotel companies in the world, IHG is acclaimed for its leading brands such as Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza. Across Essex, you can find a good selection of stylish IHG hotels ranging from value-for-money inns to luxury resorts.
Stylish Modern Rooms at IHG Hotels in Essex
All IHG hotels have immaculate rooms with good quality bedding and heating so you will always sleep well. Some include private bathrooms and tea and coffee-making facilities to help make your stay even more comfortable, and almost all rooms include WiFi connections so you will never have to worry about missing an important email.
Visit One of Essex's Charming Historic Country Houses
This county has many impressive historic houses such as 16th century Ingatestone Hall manor house and 12th century Hedingham Castle. Explore Audley End House and Gardens, which is close to the charismatic medieval market town of Saffron Walden and represents Victorian splendour at its finest. In Epping, you could also see Copped Hall, an elegant Georgian house offering wonderful views of its landscaped grounds.
Visit the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker
Although it may sound like an unusual name for a visitor attraction, this underground bunker offers an intriguing glimpse into the history of the cold war. The site, opened in the early 1950s and decommissioned following the end of the cold war in the early 1990s, was purpose built to accommodate hundreds of military personnel and civilians, and illustrates what life was like here during this time.
Come to Canvey Island
In the far south of Essex, overlooking the Thames Estuary, Canvey Island became a popular seaside resort by the early 20th century. Visit the charmingly named Lobster Smack inn that was once featured in Charles Dickens' acclaimed 1861 novel 'Great Expectations' and enjoy mouth-watering locally inspired cuisine. Then, visit the Canvey Island Transport Museum or take the family to the Leisure Island theme park.
IHG Hotels with Excellent Business Amenities
If you're travelling to the county for work reasons, you can choose an IHG hotel in Essex with a fully equipped conference centre and high-speed internet access. Benefit from a dedicated concierge team that has extensive experience in managing everything from small business meetings to high-scale banquets.