Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotels have announced their plans to launch 38 new hotels across West Asia and India in the next five years, a senior official confirmed. Seven new Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotels are planned in the Middle East alone, adding to the 25 hotels already open in the region, Pascal Gauvin, COO – India, Middle East and Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), said.
In India, the brand will grow by over 400 per cent as 31 new Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels open across the country, including the country’s first Holiday Inn Express due to launch later this month, he said, in a PTI report. “Holiday Inn has had a great 35 years in the region and continues to perform and grow today. It continues to demonstrate its strength as a mid-scale brand by providing guests in our markets with great experiences at good value,” he said.
“We look forward to the launch of our first Holiday Inn Express in Ahmedabad later this month as we continue to grow the brand family, and we’re delighted that the Wilson family is here to celebrate yet another milestone in the brand’s history with us,” Gauvin added. At present, there are 3,414 properties in the Holiday Inn brand family globally, with another 682 due to open in the next three to five years.