IHG Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies has announced the debut of its extended stay brand, Staybridge Suites in India with the signing of Staybridge Suites Bengaluru Thanisandra. Signed as a management agreement in partnership with NR Greenwood Construction, the hotel is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2023.
Staybridge Suites is IHG’s upscale extended stay hotel brand which offers amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen in suites, a dedicated outdoor space, daily complimentary hot breakfast with signature items and an evening social event three nights a week. The brand is thoughtfully designed with extended stay guests in mind.
A perfect destination for both business and leisure travelers, Staybridge Suites Bengaluru Thanisandra will offer a residential-style of hotel experience with 170 suites featuring kitchenettes and will be designed for multi-night business and leisure travelers looking to break from the travel norm while on the road, be it for days or even months at a time. Additionally, the hotel will feature two meeting rooms, a 300 sqm dining room, and will provide facilities such as a business centre and a gym, with overall guest experience being enhanced through IHG’s signature hospitality.
Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG, said, “We are delighted to expand our portfolio in the country and introduce our global long stay brand, Staybridge Suites, to the Indian market. The thriving corporate sector in Bengaluru and limited hospitality options for long stay travelers presents strong prospects for the success of the new hotel and will also pave the way for brand’s expansion in other cities.”
He further added, “This latest development is testament to our continued commitment to grow our footprint in India by bringing the right brands to the right markets at the right time. We are pleased with the confidence our owners have placed in our business and brands, and we look forward to further strengthening our portfolio in the country to offer exceptional hospitality options to our guests.”
C Sridhar, Managing Director, NR Greenwood Construction, added,” With this signing, we are pleased to venture into the Indian hotel sector and partner with a reputed hospitality player like IHG, which makes us confident in the success of this project. Bengaluru is the most sought-after destination in the corporate and IT landscape in India, and is therefore a perfect fit for a brand like Staybridge Suites. We are confident that the hotel will be well-received by the guests upon its opening in early 2023.”
IHG currently has 42 hotels operating across five brands in SWA, including Six Senses, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn , Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Express, and a strong pipeline of 54 hotels due, to open in the next 2-3 years.