InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a Management Agreement with Indroyal Hospitality Services Pvt Ltd for Crowne Plaza® Amaravati. The 300 rooms hotel will be the first IHG hotel in the city and is expected to be operational by 2024.

Amaravati, the soon to be capital of Andhra Pradesh is being rapidly developed as a world class city and is expected to attract high-value manufacturing and service industries, creating strong economic growth opportunities in the years to come. Connected to the major cities in India by land, rail and air through its neighbouring city of Vijaywada, Amaravati is expected to attract both domestic and international travellers.

Strategically located, Crowne Plaza® Amaravati will be approximately 3 kilometres from the city centre, adjacent to various government offices and the business park zone, making it a perfect destination for business travellers and a great venue for MICE events. Along with well-appointed rooms, the hotel will feature 20,000 sqft of meeting space, a business centre, outdoor pool and a gymnasium. Additionally, featuring an all-day dining outlet, a specialty restaurant, a lobby lounge and bar, the hotel will offer guests a number of food and beverage options to choose from.

Commenting on the announcement, Sudeep Jain, Vice President, Development, South West Asia, IHG said: “We are delighted to partner with Indroyal Hospitality Services Pvt Ltd. for our first hotel in Amaravati. Amaravati is being developed as a world class capital city, offering a business-friendly environment, and we are confident it will emerge as an important destination for corporate travellers. Our brand Crowne Plaza with its business ready services, is a perfect fit for the city’s future, and we are very pleased to be one of the first hospitality companies to establish our presence in this upcoming city.

He added: This signing is testament to our growth momentum in the country, and we are pleased to be expanding our presence across our brands, including Crowne Plaza which is a well-established brand and is loved by travellers, both internationally and in India.”

Sugathan Janardhanan, Group Chairman, Indroyal Hospitality Services Pvt Ltd, said: “We are pleased to once again partner with a leading hospitality company such as IHG® for their world-renowned brand Crowne Plaza. We started our journey with IHG in 2011 with Holiday Inn Kochi and we are excited to be growing with an existing partner and building on a successful relationship.

He added: Amaravati is fast developing as the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and there will soon be need for quality branded accommodation and MICE venues in the city. With best in class facilities and amenities, we are confident that Crowne Plaza® Amaravati will meet the requirements of the guests upon opening in 2024." IHG® currently has 39 hotels operating across four brands in India, including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn® and Holiday Inn Express®, and a strong pipeline of 39 hotels due to open in the next 2-3 years.