In recent developments of events, the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) is looking forward to bringing at least four of its luxury hospitality brands to India in the foreseeable future. This will add to its already existing and impressive current hotel portfolio which includes InterContinental, Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express.
The New Brands to be Introduced in the Country
Sudeep Jain, the MD of InterContinental Hotel Group, South West Asia said that the company is very keen to launch its luxury brands Regent, Kimpton, Vignette Collections, and Voco to the Indian domestic markets. He added that Regent has already been a very successful property in Hong Kong. The group is very excited to bring Regent to India along with the life-style oriented luxury product, Kimpton to the country.
According to the reports the group has already signed deals for a couple of its other global brands. A Property has been signed in Mumbai by Hotel Indigo which exists in the same segment as Crowne Plaza. Jain also informed that they have also signed up for their extended stay product, Staybridge Suites in Bangalore.
Earlier in October IHG has already launched its ultra-luxury boutique, the Six Senses Spa in Ranthambore. The company is already planning to add 39 hotels to already existing 40 hotels in the country in the coming 3 to 4 years while another fifteen hotels are planned to be opened in other parts of South West Asia.
With the Covid-19 graph already in decline and business travel coming back to normalcy, the IHG hotels are getting occupied almost as much as the pre-pandemic days which is a very promising sign for the future of IHG’s hotel brands. Hotelivate, the hospitality consultancy has estimated the data for the existing rooms supply in India increased by 3.3% in the previous year which takes the total number of branded rooms in the country to 1,44,047.