August 21, 2019 — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a management agreement with Devatva* for Holiday Inn Dehradun Mussoorie Diversion Road. Located on the main road that leads to Mussoorie, one of the most popular hill station in northern India, the hotel will open its doors and welcome guests in 2023.
Popularly known as the gateway city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is home to some of the most prestigious education institutions in India and is a popular tourist destination attracting domestic travellers for holidays. The city has grown in popularity as a destination for MICE, attracting business from both corporate and social events segments. Additionally, setting up of small to medium scale industries in the state, in the last five to six years has boosted corporate travel into Dehradun and neighbouring regions. Adding to the convenience of the guests, the new Holiday Inn hotel will be located at a 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre and only a 50 minutes’ drive away from the nearest airport. Given the strategic location, the hotel will be well positioned to cater to the demands from both leisure and corporate travelers visiting Dehradun.
On opening, the newly built hotel will feature 140 well-appointed rooms and will offer an array of facilities including an all-day dining restaurant, a bar & lounge, an outdoor pool and a gym. The guest experience will be enhanced with the signature Holiday Inn hospitality. Additionally, the hotel will feature a business centre, boardrooms and an events venue to accommodate over 500 guests, in order to cater to the demands coming from MICE and corporate segments.
Commenting on the announcement, Sudeep Jain, Vice President, Development, South West Asia, IHG said: “We are delighted to partner with Devatva for our first Holiday Inn hotel in the capital city of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is one of the gateways to a number of pilgrimage, tourist destinations and cantonments in the upper and lower hills of Himalayas, and is visited by travelers in significant numbers. We see this as a great opportunity to offer a world-class, quality accommodation option to the travelers, with the launch of our popular brand Holiday Inn in the city.
He added, “Holiday Inn brand family has picked up tremendous momentum in India, in the last couple of years and the brand footprint has expanded significantly across key cities in the country. As the Holiday Inn brand gains further popularity with the guests as well as our owners and partners, we will continue to increase our presence and strengthen our position as an eminent player in the Indian hospitality industry.”
Sumit Dhawan from Devatva commented “We are pleased to partner with a leading hospitality player such as IHG to develop Holiday Inn Dehradun Mussoorie Diversion Road. Over the years, the popularity of Dehradun as a destination has increased which has led to a upsurge in demand for high quality accommodation. We believe that Holiday Inn brand is a great fit for this market and a perfect option to cater to the needs of guests with different requirements. With availability of large banqueting space the complex will be the most sought after destination for large gatherings/events.
He added: IHG is a trusted name in the Indian hospitality sector and we are confident that together, we will offer a great experience to our guests when we open our doors in 2023.”
IHG® currently has 36 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 43 hotels due to open in the next 2-3 years.**
**Figures as of June 30th, 2019