Main Photo: The city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date: May 2020
Location: Lucknow, India
Name: Crowne Plaza Lucknow Sultanpur Road
No. of Keys: 110
Buyer: InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a Management Agreement to bring the Crowne Plaza Lucknow in late 2024.
The 110-room property will have an array of food and beverage options with an all-day dining restaurant, a bar and a club lounge as well as large meeting and banqueting space. The hotel is located next to the city centre and is close to the area being promoted by the government as a prospective IT hub.
Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG commented: “We very much look forward to opening Crowne Plaza Lucknow Sultanpur Road in late 2024 and welcoming guests visiting the city. We are announcing this signing at a time when India’s hospitality industry is facing the biggest challenge in its history following the global outbreak of Covid-19. We are currently focused on doing everything we can to protect the health and well being of our guests and our colleagues, with one eye firmly on recovery”
Pascal Gauvin, Managing Director, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG added: “We are pleased to be bringing our international brand, Crowne Plaza to Lucknow. The tourism landscape in the city has grown over the years, and we are confident that it will continue to evolve in the mid-long term as Lucknow becomes an attractive destination for travellers looking to experience the city’s rich culture and history as well as new modern developments in India, the sector is primarily driven by the domestic travel, which is expected to recover first once the crisis is behind us and it is safe to travel again. Domestic travel has remained a key growth driver for our business in India and we will continue to expand our presence meaningfully to cater to the needs of our guests in the country.”
THPT Comment: Great to see IHG bringing it’s Crowne Plaza brand to this area of India. IHG has 36 hotels in India and 42 in the pipeline.
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