TTT NEWS NETWORK
KOLKATA, 3 JANUARY 2023:
IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has recently announced the signing of a management agreement with Abu Estate Private Limited to open Holiday Inn Chennai Egmore. Set to open in Q1 of 2025, the 92-keys conversion hotel reaffirms IHG’s commitment to growing presence in prime destinations across the country.
Centrally located in Chennai, Egmore is an upcoming industrial area with convenient proximity to government offices, high-end residential complexes, railway station and landmark buildings. Once opened, Holiday Inn Chennai Egmore will capitalize on the footfall of business and leisure travellers seeking a world class hospitality experience in the capital city. Chennai, a culturally-rich city and known to be the gateway to South India, ranks among the most sought-after Indian destinations for tourists from around the world. It is also a thriving hub for key industries such as automobiles, technology, and healthcare.
True to the Holiday Inn brand, Holiday Inn Chennai Egmore will feature modern and well-appointed guest rooms, a health club, an all-day dining restaurant, a bar and an inviting lobby lounge, catering to a wide range of guest preferences. The hotel will also feature banqueting spaces, including a grand ballroom and versatile breakaway rooms, ideal for both large and intimate social gatherings.
Commenting on the announcement, Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts said, “We are delighted to expand our mainstream brand from IHG’s essential portfolio, Holiday Inn in the key market of Chennai in partnership with Abu Estate Private Limited. Chennai stands among the most frequented Indian cities by domestic and international travelers, generating a strong demand for high-quality accommodations. The city also benefits from demands generated by various technology and industrial parks in the vicinity, and we are confident to capitalize on the same and offer world class IHG hospitality to our leisure and business travellers.
He further added, “Recognizing the growing potential of diverse markets across India, we are strategically expanding our presence to offer quality branded accommodations and unparalleled service in line with the rising demand. We look forward to delivering exceptional hospitality and creating memorable experiences for our guests at Holiday Inn Egmore Chennai upon its opening in 2025.”
Mr. Abu Akil, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Estate Private Limited, added, “We are pleased to join the IHG Hotels & Resorts family and expand the presence of Holiday Inn brand in Chennai. Holiday Inn is one of the most recognized brands across the world offering a consistently comfortable and welcoming experience. With the hotel’s prime location, coupled with IHG’s global strength, technological prowess, and esteemed loyalty program, we are confident the hotel will be a preferred choice once it opens it doors to guests.”
IHG® currently has 45 hotels operating across five brands in India, including Six Senses, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Express®, and a strong pipeline of 45 hotels due to open in the next 3-5 years.