Holiday Inn Lavasa eyes 2015 opening in Mugaon, India

Lavasa Corporation signed an agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to open Holiday Inn at Mugaon, the second town with development for Lavasa. Holiday Inn Lavasa, Mugaon, a 200-room mid-scale hotel is expected to open by 2015.

Lavasa, India’s first planned hill city is located in the western region of India in the Sahayadri Mountains, amid seven hills and 37 miles of lakefront. A three-hour drive from Mumbai and an hour’s drive from Pune, the city is one fifth the size of Mumbai.

Mugaon, located close to the first town Dasve is being developed as a residential, educational, business and commercial hub. Major attractions in the new town are the Town Centre with shops, cafes, cultural institutions, spiritual centers, Apollo Medicity, schools and colleges, sports academies such as the Manchester City Football Academy, Nick Faldo Golf Academy, USSRC supported space theme Park and a Hollywood - Bollywood style theme park.

Holiday Inn Lavasa, Mugaon will include the changes introduced in the $1 billion Holiday Inn relaunch, with new signage, new exterior landscaping and design, an enhanced welcome experience with a re-designed lobby, de-cluttered reception desk and all-new signature scents and sounds. The 200-room hotel will offer a selection of food and beverage outlets. A business center, along with conferencing facilities and banqueting facilities, will be available.

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