IHG plans Crowne Plaza for new India state capital

Crowne Plaza Worklife
Crowne Plaza hotels, like the one set for Amaravati, have dedicated WorkLife rooms. Photo credit: IHG

In India, IHG has signed a management agreement with Indroyal Hospitality Services Pvt. Ltd. for the Crowne Plaza Amaravati. 

The 300-room property will be the first IHG hotel in the city and is expected to open by 2024.

Amaravati will soon be the capital of Andhra Pradesh, a state in southeast India. The city is expected to attract high-value manufacturing and service industries and attract domestic and international travelers.

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When it opens, the Crowne Plaza will be approximately 3 kilometers from the city center, adjacent to various government offices and the business park zone. The hotel will have 20,000 square feet of meeting space, a business center, an outdoor pool and a gym. It will also have an all-day dining outlet, a specialty restaurant, a lobby lounge and bar.

Sugathan Janardhanan, group chairman, Indroyal Hospitality Services Pvt. Ltd., noted the company's relationship with IHG goes back to 2011 when they partnered for the Holiday Inn Kochi. "We are excited to be growing with an existing partner and building on a successful relationship," he said. "Amaravati is fast-developing as the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and there will soon be need for quality branded accommodations and MICE venues in the city."

IHG currently has 39 hotels operating across four brands in India, including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. The pipeline has 39 hotels due to open in the next three years.