IHG Hotels & Resorts’ newest brand, Garner hotels, is looking to own the midscale conversion space. In this interview recorded late last week, I speak with Karen Gilbride, VP, avid hotels, Atwell Suites & Garner hotels who takes us on a VR tour of the brand’s conversion prototype.

Gilbride also shares recent milestone openings and an update on where this brand is headed next since first being announced in August 2023.