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InterContinental Hotels & Resorts franchise financing options

Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.

Overall costs for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts run anywhere from $75,681,870 to $108,974,910. See how the costs break down and what funding options might be right for your new venture into the franchise foray.

Estimated initial costs

Our cost estimates are accurate as of 2021 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your InterContinental Hotels & Resorts franchise may result in higher or lower fees.

Equipment fees

Equipment fees total $14,659,105 for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. This costs more than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
Equipment Cost
Furniture, fixtures and equipment $10,533,230 to $17,555,380
Primary identification sign, including installation, freight, foundation and wiring $210,000 to $420,000
Equipment, software and training for both $124,000 to $187,000
Hardware for guest internet access $22,500 to $49,000
Key-card system $10,000 to $25,000
Digital and wayfinding signage $20,000 to $90,000
In-room entertainment $27,000 to $29,000
Employee safety devices Initial fee of $125-$150 per room in the first year of installation plus $20.00 to $25.00 per room, per year for software and maintenance support
Public access computers $7,800 to $8,300
Estimated total $10,954,530 to $18,363,680

Real estate fees

Real estate will set you back $73,603,695 for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, which is more expensive than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
Real estate Cost
Property improvement plan fee $0 to $8,500
Land Varies to
Building construction, including engineering and architectural plans $62,530,660 to $84,600,230
Openings and renovations services and training $8,000 plus trainer expenses to
Security deposits $10,000 to $50,000
Estimated total $62,548,660 to $84,658,730

Training fees

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts initial training costs total $20,590 — more than the nationwide average of $9,788.
Training Cost
New hotel opening training materials $0 to $5,000
Initial certification training program, plus trainer expenses $6,180 to $15,000
Pre-opening training, plus trainer expenses $7,500 to $7,500
Estimated total $13,680 to $27,500

Inventory costs

Initial inventory for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts shakes out to $1,575,000. This is more expensive than the nationwide average of $53,119.
Inventory Cost
Opening inventory $1,050,000 to $2,100,000
Estimated total $1,050,000 to $2,100,000

Marketing costs

Advertisement and marketing costs total up to $32,500 for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, which is more than the nationwide average of $9,938.
Marketing Cost
Market feasibility study $15,000 to $50,000
Estimated total $15,000 to $50,000

Insurance costs

Initial insurance costs for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts run $412,500. This means you'll be paying more than the overall nationwide average of $6,311.
Insurance Cost
Insurance $200,000 to $625,000
Estimated total $200,000 to $625,000

Administrative fees

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts administrative fees total up to $150,000 — which comes in over the overall nationwide average of $6,761.
Admin Cost
Application fee $150,000 to $150,000
Financing and closing Varies to
Estimated total $150,000 to $150,000

Other expenses

Miscellaneous expenses for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts total $1,875,000 — more than the nationwide average of $69,970.
Other Cost
Professional fees $750,000 to $3,000,000
Estimated total $750,000 to $3,000,000
All costs were found using the 200 largest franchises nationwide using Franchise Direct's list of more than 300 franchises, and are accurate as of 2021.

How to finance

Since the estimated total for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
  1. Go to the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
  2. Reach out to InterContinental Hotels & Resorts about in-house financing for franchisees.
  3. If in-house financing isn't available, look for online loans, bank loans and SBA loans to help meet the $92,328,390 estimated opening costs.
  4. Compare lenders based on amounts, interest rates and what types of personal and business credit history they accept.
  5. Once you settle on a lender, gather all required documents, including account statements and assets.
  6. Apply for financing online or in person as required by the lender.

What types of financing is available?

You have several options when it comes to financing a InterContinental Hotels & Resorts — even if the cost is on the heavier side. What assets you have available will largely determine how much you need to borrow, and which option suits you best.
  • Online loan. A number of online business lenders offer amounts up to $1 million, with some extending up to $5 million.
  • Bank loan. Your personal credit will typically need to at least be good — 670 or higher — when it comes to getting a bank loan large enough to cover a significant portion of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts opening costs.
  • SBA loan. While your personal credit score doesn't need to be as good to qualify for an SBA loan, they usually cost more than standard term loans from banks or online lenders.
Also check if InterContinental Hotels & Resorts franchise financing is available. You may be able to get some of the costs covered for less than you would with other traditional funding options.

Compare small business lenders

You may not need financing to cover the estimated $75,681,870. But if you need funds for other business ventures, select the loan amount, your time in business and revenue and your personal credit score to compare a selection of lenders.
Name Product Filter Values Min. Amount Max. Amount Requirements
Biz2Credit business loans
6+ months in business; $100,000+ monthly revenue; 500+ credit score
Get only the capital you need through secure, prescreened lenders with this highly rated company offering SBA, expansion, working capital and other loans.
OnDeck short-term loans
600+ personal credit score, 1 year in business, $100,000+ annual revenue, active business checking account
A leading online business lender offering flexible financing at competitive fixed rates.
Fora Financial business loans
6+ months in business, $12,000+ monthly revenue, no open bankruptcies
Get qualified for funding in minutes for up to $500,000 without affecting your credit score. Best for companies with at least six figures in annual revenue.
Lendio business loans
Operate business in US or Canada, have a business bank account, 560+ personal credit score
Submit one simple application to potentially get offers from a network of over 300 legit business lenders.
ROK Financial business loans
Eligibility criteria 3+ months in business, $15,000+ in monthly gross sales or $180,000+ in annual sales
A connection service for all types of businesses — even startups.

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How InterContinental Hotels & Resorts stacks up

Compare how InterContinental Hotels & Resorts holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
British Swim School InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Homewatch Caregivers
Average Franchise fees $39,500 NA NA
Average Equipment fees $13,125 $14,659,105 NA
Average Real estate fees $3,000 $73,603,695 NA
Average Training fees $2,250 $20,590 NA
Average Inventory fees $3,000 $1,575,000 NA
Average Marketing fees NA $32,500 NA
Average Licenses and permits fees NA NA NA
Average Insurance fees $3,700 $412,500 NA
Average Admin fees $25,150 $150,000 NA
Average Personnel fees NA NA NA
Average Other fees $12,000 $1,875,000 NA

Bottom line

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts franchise costs run a total of $92,328,390. Before you decide to become a franchisee, compare the total costs against industry averages. And to learn more about financing read our guide to franchise financing.

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