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IHG to open HIE in Gujarat


IHG® Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Dahej Hotels & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd a subsidiary of Karmvir Group, for a new hotel – Holiday Inn Express Road Dahej Bharuch in Gujarat.

The new hotel with 120 keys is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2025. The hotel will not only strengthen IHG’s presence in the state of Gujarat, but will also enhance the company’s growth in secondary markets, in line with the growing demand for quality branded accommodation in the country.

Strategically located on the main road of Dahej Bharuch, the hotel will have easy access to all major businesses in the port city of Dahej. Dahej is an all-weather direct berth port with multiple cargo capacity located on international shipping routes. This makes it the preferred port for cargo hubs operating in the northern, western states and union territories of India. With the excellent accessibility, facilities and hospitality the brand is known for, the hotel will provide a convenient stay experience for business travelers and port crew.

Apart from offering modern and fully-equipped rooms, Holiday Inn Express Dahej Bharuch Road will offer a range of facilities including a ‘great room’, lounge, gym for relaxing and unwinding. The hotel will also include an equipped business center, meeting rooms as well as branded amenities reflecting the brand’s promise to provide a comfortable and efficient stay for business travelers.

Commenting on the ad, Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, Southwest Asia, IHG said, “We are delighted to partner with experienced developers like Dahej Hotels & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd to expand our presence in the state of Gujarat. In line with growing demand, we recognize the growing potential of secondary markets in India and are strategically introducing our brands to fill the need for quality branded accommodation. With the signing of Holiday Inn Express Dahej Bharuch Road, we have the advantage of first movers in the region to become a preferred international hotel brand for business guests visiting the city.

Parin Nadola, Director, Dahej Hotels & Hospitality Pvt Ltd, added, “We are thrilled to partner with a trusted international and local hotel brand like IHG to embark on our first hotel project. Holiday Inn Express is a well-established brand in India and perfectly suits the demands of guests visiting Dahej and Bharuch. We look forward to a strong partnership with IHG and are confident that the hotel will be a great success when it opens its doors to guests.

IHG® currently has 44 hotels operating under five brands in SWA, including Six Senses, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Express®, and has a strong pipeline of 37 hotels will open in the next 2-3 years.

Figures as of March 31, 2022