IHG signs Crowne Plaza hotel in India

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has inked a deal to bring the Crowne Plaza brand to the northern Indian city of Lucknow, underscoring confidence in the industry despite challenging times.

Slated to open in late 2024, the 110-key Crowne Plaza Lucknow Sultanpur Road will feature a gym, an outdoor pool, an all-day dining restaurant, a bar, a club lounge, as well as 1,765m2 of meeting and banquet space.

IHG plants Crowne Plaza flag in India with new Lucknow signing

Sudeep Jain, managing director, South West Asia, IHG, said: “Lucknow is emerging as a key destination for both corporate and leisure travellers with its excellent transport connections and an expanding business and tourism landscape.”

He added that the signing “is a really encouraging sign of confidence in IHG and our brands in India, where we remain committed to growing our footprint, with a particular focus on primary and secondary markets”.

Currently, IHG has 36 hotels in India, and 42 in the pipeline.

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