IHG Hotels & Resorts to double presence in India with 100 operating hotels in 5 years

With close to 50 hotels in the pipeline, IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, will double its operating portfolio in India in the next 5 years.  The company recorded strong signing performance in 2023 with 13 deals closed across its brands in luxury, premium and essentials categories, strengthening its footprint in cities such as Gurgaon, Jim Corbett, Mumbai, Amritsar and Goa. Close to 70% of the signings were in midscale and upper midscale segments, which continues to be a growth driver for the company in India, followed by premium and luxury.

IHG’s ambitious development pipeline including world class brands such as InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza, voco, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites underscores the company’s strategic focus on capturing the growing demand for branded accommodations across India and offer diverse hospitality experiences to travellers with different needs. Beyond established destinations, IHG is targeting high-growth secondary markets like Amritsar, Lucknow, Zirakpur, Kasauli and Katra, while reinvigorating its footing in popular tourist destinations.

The past year, IHG also announced the debut of its premium conversion brand, voco in India with a signing in Gurgaon. Powered by the strength and scale of the IHG system, voco offers owners the chance to access the upscale segment quickly. Since the launch, the brand has seen phenomenal success in the country with 4 additional signings in 2023 across key leisure & business destinations such as Jim Corbett, Mumbai, Amritsar and Goa, allowing IHG to further diversify its portfolio to meet evolving guest preferences across the country.

Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts commented: “We have a long-standing history in India, and we remain committed to growing our presence across the country. India’s hospitality sector is experiencing a dynamic transformation, driven by a confluence of factors including increased disposable income, a growing middle class with a taste for travel, and the development of new tourism destinations. Our strategic expansion plan not only allows us to cater to this growing demand, but also positions IHG to be a key player in shaping the future of hospitality in India. By leveraging our diverse brand portfolio and commitment to guest experience, we will offer travelers a wider choice of accommodation options, contributing to the overall growth and vibrancy of the Indian tourism landscape.”

IHG Hotels Resorts to double presence

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