IHG signs deal for second Holiday Inn in Kolkata, India

Holiday Inn Resort Kolkata NH6, India. Photo credit: InterContinental Hotels Group

InterContinental Hotels Group has partnered with SDB Developers to bring a second Holiday Inn hotel to Kolkata, India. 

The 110-room Holiday Inn Resort Kolkata NH6 will have 90 guestrooms operational by the end of 2018. The partners will add another 20 guestrooms, scheduled to begin operating by 2020. The Holiday Inn Resort Kolkata NH6 will open on a 12-acre site in Uluberia within the Kolkata Metropolitan Area. The resort will be near the Kolkata city center, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, the National Highway and the Orissa Trunk Road.

“We are excited to expand our footprint in Kolkata, the third largest metropolitan city in India, in collaboration with our esteemed partner, SDB Developers. The signing of Holiday Inn Resort Kolkata NH6 is in line with our strategy to grow our portfolio of midscale hotels in the country, comprising of the Holiday Inn brand family. Given the location, facilities and best in class amenities that will be available at the resort, we expect strong demand from various guests’ segments including, leisure, MICE, social events and weddings,” Sudeep Jain, VP of development, South West Asia, IHG, said in a statement. 

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“We are delighted to be partnering with a leading global hospitality company such as IHG for our upcoming project. With IHG’s strong global and domestic track record, robust distribution systems and an excellent loyalty program, we are confident Holiday Inn Resort Kolkata NH6 will be a popular choice amongst guests visiting and residing in the city,” Pawan Bhimsaria, director, SDB Developers, said in a statement.

The new Holiday Inn will join IHG’s 150-room Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport in the city center. IHG signed the hotel with real estate company Jain Group in February 2014 in a deal to open three hotels in India: Holiday Inn Kolkata, the 100-room Holiday Inn Durgapur and the 80-room Holiday Inn Siliguri.

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