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.
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.