InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is to open a Holiday Inn property in Candolim, Goa. The hospitality brand has collaborated with Tipping Point Hospitality Private Limited for this hotel which is expected to open in November this year.

Located at a distance of 60 minutes from Dabolim Airport, Holiday Inn Goa Candolim is in close proximity to the popular tourist and nightlife spots of North Goa.

In addition to offering high-end accommodation, the 110-key Holiday Inn Goa Candolim will offer a wide range of meeting and event venues, thereby catering to the growing demand for MICE in the region. In recent years, Goa’s tourism board is focussing on promoting the state as a MICE destination, and therefore infrastructure and upcoming hospitality projects are being designed keeping in mind a corporate traveller’s needs.

Sudeep Jain, Vice President, Development, South West Asia, IHG said, “The hotel demand in Goa over the past decade has evolved from being solely leisure driven to a more varied base including MICE and commercial segments. A brand like Holiday Inn with its international appeal, world-class amenities, and great service culture, is a perfect fit for this market. This will be our second Holiday Inn hotel in Goa.”

“We have gained noteworthy momentum in India with a number of signings last year, especially across the Holiday Inn brand family. We look forward to keeping up this momentum and expand our presence across the country with our portfolio of brands that are loved by travellers across the globe” added Jain.