InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) signed a management agreement with Grand Uniland Company Limited to open a Holiday Inn Express hotel in Bangkok's Chinatown.
When it opens in 2017, the 240-room Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Chinatown will join three Holiday Inn Express hotels in Thailand's capital: Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam, Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn and Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11.
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Chinatown will be part of a mixed development with retail shops, restaurants and bars in Bangkok's Chinatown, known locally as Yaowarat. The property will be located along Chareon Krung Road, close to the upcoming Chinatown train station that is expected to begin operations also in 2017.
The hotel will be connected to main shopping districts like the Siam Square and Silom , as well as tourist spots like the Grand Palace and Wat Arun along the Chao Praya River.
The hotel will include the brand's Great Room concept, Wi-Fi connectivity in guestrooms and throughout the hotel, a business center, laundry room and fitness center.
IHG currently has 54 hotels in Southeast Asia across five brands: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Hotel Indigo. The company also has 57 properties in the development pipeline.
In Thailand, IHG has 18 properties across five brands: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road. The company has a further 11 hotels due to open in Thailand over the next three to five years.
PHOTO SHOWS ANOTHER HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL IN THAILAND'S CAPITAL, HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BANGKOK SIAM