Hotel chain Holiday Inn has made a new beginning in India by opening its first up-graded hotel in Mumbai and 28 such ‘refreshed’ hotels would be added soon. All the hotels would be run through management contracts.
This is part of Intercontinental Hotel Group’s (IHG) $1 billion (Rs 4,600 crore) global re-branding exercise for Holiday Inn, which includes more than 3,300 hotels around the world.
India’s first 225-room ‘refreshed’ Holiday Inn features all the required modifications and is located at Saki Naka, Andheri, an emerging business destination.
“This is a deluxe business hotel and we would pose serious completion to other hotels near the airport. Conveniently located, we are starting with a room tariff of Rs 5,999 plus taxes,” said Harry Thaliwal, general manager of the hotel.
Asia Pacific has already got 30 revamped Holiday Inns.