IHG opens seventh Holiday Inn hotel in India

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is expanding in Punjab with the opening of the Holiday Inn Amritsar Ranjit Avenue. The hotel, the newest addition to IHG’s portfolio in India, is the seventh Holiday Inn hotel in the country.

The 145-room hotel is located in the center of Amritsar’s commercial district, Ranjit Avenue. The Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) is located a short distance away, and Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport and railway station are within a 15 minute drive from the hotel.

The hotel offers a range of facilities and amenities, including an outdoor pool and fitness center, and, in its rooms, 32” plasma screens, high-speed Internet connectivity and a multimedia hub for connectivity.

Guests at the hotel can choose from a variety of dining options, including: Ziva, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant; Bella Italian Trattoria, Amritsar’s first and only authentic Italian restaurant; and The Lounge, a lounge bar serving a selection of gourmet tea, coffee and cocktails.

The hotel’s grand ballroom can hold 450 people.

Kunal Shankar is the GM of Holiday Inn Amritsar Ranjit Avenue.

In India, IHG now has 15 hotels open across 10 cities in the country: seven Holiday Inn hotels and Resorts, five Crowne Plaza hotels, one Holiday Inn Express hotel and one InterContinental hotel. Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels make up IHG’s biggest proportion of upcoming hotels in the country with 25 Holiday Inn hotels and 16 Holiday Inn Express hotels due to open over the next three to five years.