International Hotels Group (IHG) launched the Holiday Inn Express Gurgaon Sector 50, the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in the north Indian city of Gurugram on September 15. Part of IHG’s partnership with SAMHI for a portfolio of 14 Holiday Inn Express hotels, this property was the first to open its doors to the general public.
Holiday Inn Express Gurgaon Sector 50 offers 205 contemporary rooms. The hotel also offers free high-speed Internet in all rooms. Guests staying at Holiday Inn Express Gurgaon Sector 50 can enjoy breakfast (included in the rate) plus get access to the ‘Great Room’, a dynamic space to socialize and entertain. Additionally, the hotel features a gymnasium and a laundry room for added convenience of the guests. The hotel is 30 minutes from New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport and the railway station and in close proximity to the Metro station, providing great accessibility and connectivity to the guests.
Commenting on the announcement, Vivek Bhalla, regional vice president, SWA, and IHG, said: “We are delighted to launch the first Holiday Inn Express hotel as a part of our partnership with SAMHI, an eminent player in the hospitality industry in India. Our growth in India is fuelled by the Holiday Inn brand family, and this partnership underscores our commitment to grow our midscale offering in the country. Holiday Inn Express is our fastest growing brand globally, and we see further opportunity in the South West Asia market to expand our footprint.”
Ashish Jakhanwala, MD & CEO, SAMHI, added: “We are very excited to inaugurate Holiday Inn Express Gurgaon Sector 50, the first of the 14 hotels Holiday Inn Express portfolio, under the SAMHI & IHG partnership. The conversion and the rebranding exercise of our existing portfolio to the Holiday Inn Express brand is one of the largest in the hospitality industry. We strongly believe that a combination of strong locations, a vibrant product and the power of the brand Holiday Inn Express, will lead the way for the midscale hotel space in India.”
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