For strengthening its presence in India, UK based IHG is set to open Holiday Inn Agra MG Road. IHG has signed a management agreement with Hotel Maria Agra for the Holiday Inn Agra MG Road. Expected to have 150 rooms, Holiday Inn Agra MG Road is to be operational in 2018. With this IHG completes the Delhi- Jaipur- Agra Golden Triangle tourist circuit.
Holiday Inn Agra MG Road is a 15 minutes drive from popular UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Agra Fort and Taj Mahal which are both key tourist attractions of the city and is also close to business district and key government offices.
With increase demand from the connecting cities such as Delhi and Jaipur, Holiday Inn Agra MG Road features an all-day dining, a specialty cuisine restaurant and a bar, providing guests an array of F&B options to choose from and also leisure facilities such as an outdoor pool and gymnasium
According to Sudeep Jain, Vice President, Development, South West Asia, IHG said:
“We are delighted to partner with Hotel Agra Marina to introduce our first hotel in Agra, under the Holiday Inn banner. Agra has been an important destination on the tourism map of India, and we are excited to be setting foot in this growing market. With excellent location, facilities and best in class amenities, we are confident the hotel will be a great choice for varied guest profiles with diverse requirements. The Holiday Inn brand family is our growth driver in India, and this signing underscores our commitment to further strengthen our position in the midscale hotel segment.”
Shashank Bhagat, Managing Partner Hotel Marina also added the following :
“We are delighted to partner with a strong, global player such as IHG to bring the well-recognized Holiday Inn brand to the city of Agra. IHG has an excellent track record, globally and in India, and we are assured that the hotel will benefit from the company’s robust distribution systems, top revenue management tools and best in class loyalty program. We are confident that Holiday Inn Agra MG Road will be well-received by travellers when we open our doors in 2018.”
Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Denham, UK, IHG owns, manages, franchises and leases hotels around the world in approximately 100 countries. Some of its brands in hotels resorts and restaurant categories are InterContinental, Kimpton, Hotel Indigo, EVEN, HUALUXE, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Holiday Inn Resort, and Candlewood Suites Hotels brand names. It has franchised, leased, managed, and owned approximately 5,200 hotels with 770,000 guest rooms worldwide as of March 02, 2017.