IHG Hotels & Resorts Expands Premium Portfolio in India With Signing of Crowne Plaza Dehradun Rajpur Road

United Kingdom, Denham. May 30, 2024

IHG®Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of a management agreement with IVY Hotels & Resorts to bring the first Crowne Plaza hotel to Uttarakhand. Scheduled to open in April 2028, Crowne Plaza Dehradun Rajpur Road hotel will add 110 keys to IHG's portfolio in the state and build on IHG's commitment to expand its portfolio in well-known leisure destinations across the country.

Set in Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand and a notable leisure destination, academic hub, as well as a fast-growing economic centre, Crowne Plaza Dehradun Rajpur Road promises a unique blend of premium hospitality and convenience. True to the Crowne Plaza brand, the hotel is set to deliver exceptional guest experiences rooted in blended travel that will cater to both leisure and business guests, enabling effortless flexibility and balance between work and life.

Commenting on the announcement, Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said, "We are delighted to debut our premium brand, Crowne Plaza, in Dehradun in partnership with IVY Hotels & Resort. Dehradun has witnessed rapid economic growth due to its strategic location and has emerged as a key destination for the tourism and hospitality sector. The ideal positioning of Crowne Plaza Dehradun Rajpur Road will ensure access to a thriving market encompassing leisure, corporate, SME, and MICE sectors.

He added: "The signing further strengthens IHG's commitment to bring quality branded accommodation to key destinations, catering to the growing needs of diverse travellers and contributing to the country's economic development. In line with our strategy to expand our footprint in the country, we are confident we will become a preferred destination for both leisure, and corporate travellers seeking a memorable premium hospitality experience in the heart of the Himalayas as well as a preferred destination for MICE opportunities."

Mohammad Ilyas, Managing Partner at IVY Hotels & Resorts added, "We are thrilled to partner with IHG Hotels & Resorts to open Crowne Plaza Dehradun Rajpur Road. With IHG's global expertise and our local insights, we are confident that this premium hotel will set new standards of excellence in hospitality, catering to the diverse needs of guests visiting this dynamic city. The Crowne Plaza brand is world-renowned for its premium comfortable experience, and we are proud to bring this experience to Dehradun. We look forward to harnessing the benefits of IHG's global systems and robust loyalty program."

Once opened, the hotel will feature 110 rooms with ample and modern spaces. For guests looking to indulge in exceptional culinary experiences, the new hotel will offer all-day dining, a specialty restaurant, a bar and a lobby lounge, catering to diverse guest preferences. For guests looking to unwind and relax, the hotel will boast a fully equipped fitness center, swimming pool, club lounge, rejuvenating spa, as well as a retail store.

IHG® currently has 46 hotels operating across five brands in India, including Six Senses, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Express®, and a strong pipeline of 49 hotels due to open in the next 2-3 years.

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