IHG Signs With Doreen Hotels & Resorts to Open Crowne Plaza Dhaka Gulshan in Bangladesh
IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed an agreement with Doreen Hotels & Resorts Limited, to open Crowne Plaza Dhaka Gulshan in Bangladesh by the end of 2022. IHG currently has presence in Dhaka through hotels operating across its leading global brands, InterContinental and Holiday Inn, both of which are located in the old business district of the city. Crowne Plaza Dhaka Gulshan will become IHG's third hotel to open in the city and will further strengthen the company's offering for both business and leisure travellers looking for quality hospitality experiences.
Strategically located in the heart of Gulshan 2 area, the Central Business District and the highest-rated market in Dhaka, the hotel is spread over two sites - the first is in the mixed-use Tower block with 119 rooms, while the second Tower is in close proximity featuring 30 suites with independent facilities. Being in an affluent neighborhood and at a convenient distance from the city centre, shopping malls, popular restaurants, as well as from the Dhaka airport, the hotel will be a great choice for leisure travelers. As the highly secure zone of Gulshan also houses multiple embassies, expat residential areas, business houses and head offices of Banks, Crowne Plaza Dhaka Gulshan will also be an excellent option for guests traveling to Dhaka for business.
In addition to well-equipped and spacious rooms which integrates business and leisure, Crowne Plaza Dhaka Gulshan will offer an array of facilities including an all-day-dining restaurant, three specialty restaurants, lounges, outdoor pools and gymnasiums for guests to unwind and relax. The hotel will feature a banquet hall and two meeting rooms, making it an ideal choice for MICE requirements. The guest experience will be enhanced with the signature IHG hospitality, which will reflect the brand's promise of offering a premium stay experience to guests.
Commenting on the announcement, Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG said, "We are delighted to partner with Doreen Hotels & Resorts Limited to expand presence of our premium brand, Crowne Plaza in Dhaka. Being a commercial hub and centre for all activities in Bangladesh, Dhaka is an important market for us in the region and we are always looking for opportunities to strengthen our offering in line with market demands .
He further added, "We are confident on the hotel being a great success and benefiting from the latent demand that will be generated owing to its excellent location and proximity to business and recreational hubs. The signing also aligns with our strategy to strengthen our footprint across our core brands in key market within South West Asia."
Tanzeer Alam Siddique, Managing Director, Doreen Group, added, "We are proud to be partnering with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's most renowned and trusted hospitality brand. Following a conversion process, and as the hotel will become a part of the IHG family, I am confident it will benefit from company's strong local presence, global scale, enterprise and systems. We look forward to opening the hotel as Crowne Plaza Dhaka Gulshan soon and building a successful partnership with IHG."
IHG® currently has 44 hotels operating across five brands in South West Asia, including Six Senses, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn® , Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Express®, and has a strong pipeline of 37 hotels due to open in the next 2-3 years.