InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has opened Holiday Inn® Chandigarh Panchkula – its first hotel in Chandigarh and 10thHoliday Inn hotel in India. Located on the Kalka Shimla Highway, the hotel provides easy access to a number of tourist attractions as well as commercial hubs, making it a great choice for both business and leisure travellers.
The 127-room hotel is set at the foot of the Morni Hills, an area well-known for its views of the Himalayas, and next to the Panchkula Golf Course. The hotel has easy access to tourist attractions such as Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Cactus Garden and the famous Sector 17 market which is ideal for shopping and dining. For guests travelling for business, the hotel is located near the business districts of IT Park, Mohali, Baddi and Zirakpur. Chandigarh Airport and Railway Station are both within a short drive from the hotel.
With eight meeting rooms and event spaces, Holiday Inn Chandigarh Panchkula is a great choice for business meetings as well as large scale events, for up to 500 people. A well-equipped fitness centre, spa and an outdoor swimming pool completes the experience for guests.
The hotel offers a number of dining options. Guests can indulge their taste buds at Chingaree, which showcases the best of Indian cuisine. Guests can also choose from Café G, the all-day dining restaurant, which features live cooking stations or can grab a quick bite and a coffee at Deli while Stills, the lounge and bar, offers a variety of drinks and bar snacks.
Shantha de Silva, Head of South West Asia, IHG commented, “As the gateway to northern India, Chandigarh has emerged as a popular destination for both business and leisure travellers. We are delighted to open our first hotel here under the Holiday Inn brand and are confident of delivering a great hospitality experience to guests visiting the city. This move is in line with our ambitious expansion plans to grow Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express across India – these brands currently make up more than 85 per cent of our development pipeline in the country.”
IHG currently has 22 hotels open in 14 cities in India across its portfolio of hotel brands: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (1), Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts (8), Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts (10) and Holiday Inn Express (3). IHG expects to open another 47 hotels across India over the next three to five years, including 24 Holiday Inn hotels.
Holiday Inn is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the world, with 87 hotels and 20,100 rooms open across the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region and a further 50 properties in the company’s development pipeline in AMEA. Globally there are almost 1,200 Holiday Inn properties open and 267 properties due to open within the next three to five years.
There is a special opening rate for guests from INR 4300++ per night for bookings from now until 31st August 2015. To find out more about Holiday Inn and to make a booking, please visit: www.holidayinn.com.