In 2017, the global hospitality chain and SAMHI had entered into a partnership for rebranding of 14 Holiday Inn Express hotels.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), a British multinational hospitality chain, has opened the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in Gurgaon in partnership with SAMHI, a hotel asset firm.
In 2017, the global hospitality chain and SAMHI had entered into a partnership for rebranding of 14 Holiday Inn Express hotels. The hotels will be located across major cities in the country such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Kolkata.
Vivek Bhalla, regional Vice President, SWA, IHG said: "We are delighted to launch the first Holiday Inn Express hotel as a part of our partnership with SAMHI, an eminent player in the hospitality industry in India. Our growth in India is fueled by the Holiday Inn brand family, and this partnership underscores our commitment to grow our midscale offering in the country."
"Gurugram is one of the fastest growing business hubs in India, and with excellent location, intelligent design, and a great service culture, we are confident that Holiday Inn Express Gurgaon Sector 50 will see great success and offer an uncompromising and modern guest experience to travellers visiting the city," he further added.
Ashish Jakhanwala, MD and CEO of SAMHI, said, "We are very excited to inaugurate Holiday Inn Express Gurgaon Sector 50, the first of the 14 hotels Holiday Inn Express portfolio, under the SAMHI and IHG partnership. The conversion and the rebranding exercise of our existing portfolio to the Holiday Inn Express brand is one of the largest in the hospitality industry. We strongly believe that a combination of strong locations, a vibrant product and the power of the brand Holiday Inn Express, will lead the way for the midscale hotel space in India."