IHG expands Holiday Inn Express in India

The Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Yeshwantpur is one of the new properties to open through the IHG-SAMHI partnership. Photo credit: IHG

IHG has opened seven more Holiday Inn Express hotels across India as a result of its partnership with Samhi Hotels. The hotels are spread across some of the key cities in the country, including, Pune, Hyderabad, Nashik, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru. 

IHG and Samhi entered into a partnership in 2017 to rebrand 14 hotels with approximately 2,000 rooms (operating and under construction) to the Holiday Inn Express brand. The first three hotels opened in Gurgaon, Bangalore and Pune in the autumn. All hotels in the portfolio were closed while they were being refurbished and upgraded.

These new properties bring the total of Holiday Inn Express hotels from the partnership to 10 across the country.  

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The latest Holiday Inn Express hotels to open are the 118-room Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Yeshwantpur near the World Trade Centre; the 148-room Holiday Inn Express Hyderabad HITEC City; the 168-room Holiday Inn Express Hyderabad Banjara Hills; the 101-room Holiday Inn Express Nashik Indira Nagar (marking IHG’s debut in Nashik); the 132-room Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad Prahlad Nagar; and the Holiday Inn Express Pune Pimpri and the Holiday Inn Express Pune Hinjewadi (with more than 240 rooms combined).