InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of 149 keys Holiday Inn Express Chennai OMR Thoraipakkam. This marks the opening of the third Holiday Inn Express hotel in India this year, adding to the brand’s accelerated growth in the country.
Vivek Bhalla, Regional Vice President, SWA, IHG said, “We are delighted to announce the opening of Holiday Inn Express Chennai OMR Thoraipakkam, the third Holiday Inn Express hotel to open under our partnership with SAMHI. Chennai is one of the leading business and leisure hubs in Southern India and therefore an important market for us. We have a strong presence in Chennai across our brands, and this latest addition to our portfolio will further strengthen our offering to the travellers visiting the city.”
Ashish Jakhanwala, MD & CEO, SAMHI added, “Over the past decade OMR has emerged as the IT and business hub in Chennai, and the location is a perfect fit for a brand like Holiday Inn Express. With its excellent location, design, and a great service culture that the brand is known for, we are confident that Holiday Inn Express Chennai OMR Thoraipakkam will emerge as a popular choice amongst the business and leisure travellers alike.”
IHG and SAMHI entered a partnership in 2017 to rebrand 14 hotels (approximately 2000 rooms, operating and under construction) to Holiday Inn Express hotels. The first three hotels under the portfolio were launched in Gurgaon, Bangalore and Pune in September 2018 and October 2018, respectively. In addition to Chennai; Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad will see new launches by the end of this year.