RevPAR in Europe was up 6.1%, 6.6% in the Americas region, 3.8% in Asia, Middle East and Africa and 3.9% in China. Double digit growth in the UK reflected better macro-economic conditions against relatively soft comparatives in the same period a year ago, the company said. IHG chief executive Richard Solomons said: "We have made an excellent start to the year with our strongest RevPAR performance in seven quarters and our best first quarter for pipeline signings in six years. Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK and IHG