IHG has Signed its First Holiday Inn Resort in the South of India

Main Photo: The Holiday Inn Resort Kolkata

Date: August 2020

Location: Sakleshpur Western Ghats

Name: The Holiday Inn Resort Sakleshpur Western Ghats, India – opening 2023

No. Keys: 126

Seller: TBA

Buyer: InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Riteway and Medha Projects to bring a Holiday Inn Resort to the state of Karnataka. Offering 126 rooms, Holiday Inn Resort Sakleshpur Western Ghats is expected to open its doors to guests in Q1 2023.

Underscoring industry confidence despite challenging times, this is the second signing announced by IHG in India in last three months. Located on the Western Ghats mountain range, in the state of Karnataka, Sakleshpur is in close proximity to Bengaluru, and is a great destination for leisure travellers looking to spend quality time amidst nature or explore various historic monuments and sites the city has to offer.

Located 6 km from the main Bengaluru and Mangalore highway, on opening, Holiday Inn Resort Sakleshpur Western Ghats will offer four F&B outlets, including an All-Day Dining, a bar, a speciality restaurant and a lobby lounge. The hotel will also feature 518 sqm of meetings space across three venues, including a 359 sqm ballroom. The resort will feature a pool, a fitness centre and a spa.

Additionally, positioned as a complete destination on its own, the resort will house a retail outlet, an indoor recreation centre and an outdoor recreation facility.

Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG commented: “We are thrilled to announce the signing of our first Holiday Inn Resort in southern India, in partnership with Riteway and Medha Projects. In a country driven by domestic tourism, our Holiday Inn hotels and resorts are great destinations for travellers looking for activities and amenities to keep the whole family engaged and relaxed, and we are committed to expand the brand to new markets in India.”

He added: The signing is testament to the confidence our owners and partners hold in IHG, despite the current impact of the global pandemic on our industry. In last three months, we have not only signed more hotels but with easing of restrictions, we have also opened existing and new properties in India to offer safe and reliable experiences that guests are looking for at this time, powered by IHG’s Way of Clean and our Clean Promise.”

Mr. Babu Reddy, Managing Partner, Riteway and Medha Projects: “We are thrilled to join hands for the upcoming Holiday Inn Resort Sakleshpur Western Ghats – the first Holiday Inn Resort in Southern India, and are happy to become a part of IHG’s global family.”

Sakleshpur is popular for its mountains, scenic beauty and pleasant weather. Appealing to a wide range of tourists, Sakleshpur is home to the 18th century Manjarabad Fort, Sakleshwara Temple, Agni Gudda Hill, Magajahalli Waterfalls, Betta Byraveshwara Temple, Hemavathi Dam, Pandavar Gudda and Agni Gudda. The hill station is also famous for trekking activities in Bisle Reserve Forest Trail and Kumara Parvatha trail known for its biodiversity.

IHG has 36 hotels in India across mainstream, upscale and luxury segments and 43 in the pipeline.

THPT Comment: Good to see IHG’s continued expansion into the sub-continent.

First Seen: IHG press release

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