InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has opened Holiday Inn® & Suites Bengaluru – the first Holiday Inn hotel in the Silicon Valley of India. Located in Whitefield, the city’s biggest IT hub, the 122-room Holiday Inn & Suites Bengaluru also includes 19 suites and two apartments and caters to the growth of business and leisure travellers to the city.
The hotel, which was previously Alila Bengaluru, has received a series of awards and accolades for its design and contemporary look. The hotel features an open lobby and extensive landscaping to create a fresh feel and relaxing environment.
Guests staying at Holiday Inn & Suites Bengaluru can choose from a variety of ways to unwind after a busy day, whether it’s a swim in the infinity pool, which offers views of the city’s skyline or wind down in The Library, a contemporary lounge featuring business facilities, as well as plenty of books for the literary enthusiasts. Guests can also choose to have a workout in the well-equipped gym or make the most of the hotel’s spa.
The hotel caters to the city’s growing business sector with The Event Centre, made up of three flexible event spaces of indoor and outdoor space, including a ballroom which can host up to 160 guests.
For relaxing dining experiences, the hotel has two restaurants and a bar. The signature restaurant, Pasha Bar and Grill, offers north Indian-inspired dishes in a relaxed and modern setting, while guests can enjoy comforting and fresh, international dishes at Tiffin Room throughout the day. For a light bite and drinks, guests can get comfortable and settle in at Tiffin Bar.
Commenting on opening of the hotel, Shantha de Silva, Head of South West Asia, IHG said: “Over the last decade, Bengaluru has emerged as a popular cosmopolitan city in India. The combination of business opportunities and the vibrant culture attracts both business and leisure travellers so we’re delighted to have converted this property to the Holiday Inn brand and bring it under our portfolio of hotels. It’s the perfect destination for us to expand our footprint in the southern Indian market.
“The opening of this hotel is in line with our strategic expansion plans to grow the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels across India. These brands make up more than 85 per cent of our development pipeline in the country.”
Mr Gautam Nambisan, Chairman, UKN Properties commented: “Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities in India, driven by the huge expansion of the technology industry here – and there’s room for even further growth in the coming years. It’s a pleasure to join the IHG family by converting this hotel to the Holiday Inn brand. We’re looking forward to a fruitful partnership.”
Holiday Inn is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the world, with 88 hotels and 20,300 rooms open across the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region, and a further 52 properties in the company’s development pipeline in AMEA. Globally there are almost 1,200 Holiday Inn properties open and 273 properties due to open within the next three to five years.