Hotel giant InterContinental Hotels Group has announced that it will soon create 3,000 new jobs in the United Kingdom.

The Hotel firm, which owns the Crown Plaza and Holiday Inn brands, said this week that the new jobs will be launched over the next 36 months, many of which come thanks to its new training academy based in the eastern part of London in close proximity to the Olympic grounds.

IHG is the largest hotel firm worldwide and has some 275 properties in the UK.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was on hand for the announcement and said that the launch of the IHG academy would be a significant help for the million unemployed people in Britain.

Mr Clegg said that InterContinental was a major force in the UK’s “world-beating” service sector and that the firm was “leading the way” through the launch of the new training centre at time when the local industry was about to a welcome millions of new guests.

IHG also said on Wednesday that it was about to open two new hotel properties just ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony, which will bring additional employment opportunities.

The news follows additional new job announcements from other service sector firms; both McDonald’s and Subway sandwiches recently revealed substantial expansion schemes.