News for the Hospitality Executive
IHG, Currently With 11 Hotels in India, Has 31 Management
in the India's Pipeline
Mumbai, 2 April 2009 - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), today announced a confirmed development pipeline of 31 hotels to be opened across major metros and secondary cities across India over the next few years. This will effectively add over 7,600 rooms. This growth momentum will be driven by IHG’s three brands in India – InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, and Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts. IHG currently has 11 hotels in India.
India is a growing and long-term market for IHG and presents a huge potential. The upcoming hotels in the pipeline will be located in Tier I and Tier II cities such as New Delhi in the North; Bangalore, Chennai, and Cochin in the South; Kolkata in the East; and Mumbai and Pune in the West. IHG believes that these cities are well positioned to drive growth and investment in India owing to their large potential.
IHG has had a long standing presence in India, dating back to 1962 and has strong business relationships with partners in the region for a long time.
Some of the partners IHG is working with include:
Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport
Sakinara Junction, Andheri Kurla Rd Andheri East Mumbai
Crowne Plaza Today guestroom
Sector 29 Gurgaon,
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Going forward IHG’s preferred business model will be to manage the hotels on behalf of owners. Management contracts will allow partners to leverage a full suite of core strategic business services from IHG such as marketing, human resources, financial, design and engineering to drive better returns.
Tony South added: “With IHG managing the hotels, our business partners are assured of quality delivery of service and brand standards to guests, this is especially important when establishing brands in new markets. Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon is an accurate reflection of these standards and has already won wide-spread recognition for this. Although only opened in 2008, it has won several awards including - Pacific Area Travel Writers Association Award for Best Business Hotel of Asia Pacific 2008 and World Travel Award – India’s Leading New Business Hotel, amongst others.”
Holiday Inn is already the top mid-scale hotel choice among business travellers in India and around the world, and accounts for three quarters of IHG’s India pipeline. All new Holiday Inn hotels will feature new hallmarks and service, creating a more contemporary brand image, boosting product quality and service and driving consistency. This is a part of the biggest re-launch in the hospitality history. Holiday Inn has been named “Top Midscale Hotel Brand” in the World, and Asia Pacific for eight successive years since 2001 by readers of Business Traveller Asia Pacific.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 4,150 hotels and almost 620,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world.
Sheo Shanker Rai
|Also See:||India Hospitality Company Emaar MGF Signs Joint Venture with Global Hyatt Corporation to Develop 20 Hyatt Place Hotels Across India / January 2008|