InterContinental Hotels Group signed a management agreement with U&N Hospitality Company for a 222-room Holiday Inn Express on the Ao Nang Beach in Krabi, Thailand. When the property opens in 2017, it will mark the entry of Holiday Inn Express into Krabi.
Located near Krabi International Airport, Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach will be developed on a site along the coastline. The new hotel will also be situated near the existing Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach.
Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach will have the brand's “Great Room”, where guests can dine and socialize. The property will also have Wi-Fi connectivity in guestrooms and throughout the hotel, self-service business center, laundry room and 24-hour access to a fitness center.
There are nearly 2,400 Holiday Inn Express hotels across the globe, and more than 550 hotels in the development pipeline. The first Holiday Inn Express in Southeast Asia opened in Thailand in 2012. IHG currently has four Holiday Inn Express hotels open in the country and Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach is the sixth hotel under the brand to be added to the company's pipeline in Thailand.
U&M Hospitality Company Limited previously partnered with IHG for the development of Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach, which opened in 2012.