IHG launched its Holiday Inn Express brand in India with Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad.
Guests can start their day with breakfast from the complimentary Express Start breakfast bar, and there is also a Grab & Go counter. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi in both guestrooms as well as throughout the hotel’s public areas. The hotel’s 173 rooms are equipped with a three-head massage showerhead, 200-thread-count sheets and duvet, a choice of soft and firm pillows, 32 inch LED TV and an ergonomic work space. Other amenities include self-service laundry room, self-serve vending machines, gym facilities and takeaway services.
According to Ranganath Budumooru, the hotel’s GM: “Holiday Inn Express offers the smart traveller everything they need without the frills. There are a growing number of guests who are value-conscious but they don’t believe they should compromise on quality – and neither do we. Guests want a first-rate international experience with all the fundamentals done right, empowering them to be self-reliant and to make the most of their trip. This approach has made Holiday Inn Express successful across the world, and we’re certain this will be the case in India too, starting right here at Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad.”
There are over 2,170 Holiday Inn Express hotels around the globe. There are 37 Holiday Inn Express hotels across Asia Pacific, and this will grow to nearly 100 over the next few years.
Following the Ahmedabad opening, another 18 Holiday Inn Express hotels are due to open across key cities in India within five years. Indian travellers can also benefit from the brand’s expansion in South East Asia with another 16 hotels expected to open across Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.