Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

IHG signs a Holiday Inn hotel in Dehradun

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Devatva for a new  Holiday Inn hotel in Dehradun, the capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
 
Located on the main road that leads to Mussoorie, one of the most popular hill stations 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 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 travellers 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 and 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 pilgrimages, tourist destinations and cantonments in the upper and lower hills of Himalayas, and is visited by travellers in significant numbers. We see this as a great opportunity to offer a world-class, quality accommodation option to the travellers, with the launch of our popular brand Holiday Inn in the city.

He added: “The Holiday Inn brand 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 said: “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 an upsurge in demand for high quality accommodation. We believe that the Holiday Inn brand is a great fit for this market and a perfect option to cater to the needs of guests with different requirements.

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. - TradeArabia News Service