Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) is set to open a new Holiday Inn property in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. In addition to being a popular tourist destination, Dehradun is fast picking up as a MICE venue with many small and medium scale industries being set up in the region.

IHG has collaborated with Devatva for Holiday Inn Dehradun Mussoorie Diversion Road which is scheduled to open in 2023.  A 20-minute drive from the city centre, the new property will feature 140 guestrooms with state-of-the-art amenities.  An all-day dining restaurant, a bar and lounge, along with an outdoor pool and fitness centre will also be available for guests.

Targeting MICE groups, this Holiday Inn property offers a business centre, boardrooms and an event venue that can accommodate up to 500 guests.

Commenting on the announcement, Sudeep Jain, vice president, development, South West Asia, IHG said, “We are delighted to partner with Devatva for our first Holiday Inn hotel in the capital city of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is one of the gateways to a number of pilgrimage, tourist destinations and cantonments in the upper and lower hills of Himalayas, and is visited by travellers in significant numbers.

“We see this as a great opportunity to offer a world-class, quality accommodation option to the travellers, with the launch of our popular brand Holiday Inn in the city.”

IHG currently operates 36 hotels across four brands in India, including Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. The hospitality brand is expected to open 43 new hotels in the next two or three years.

Natasha Nitturkar