IHG Hotels and Resorts has signed a management agreement with Samplast Resorts to open Holiday Inn Express and Suites Jalandhar GT Road in Punjab. The 110 key-hotel is scheduled to be operational by the first quarter of 2024.

The property is strategically located on the Grand Trunk Road, also known as NH1 which connects Delhi to Amritsar. The hotel will be a short drive from the city’s central business district and shopping destinations. In addition, it will have an adjoining strip mall that will offer multiple dining options.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Jalandhar GT Road will feature well-equipped guestrooms and state-of-the-art facilities. The hotel will house the ‘Great Room’, a bar and a lounge.

Other facilities will include a fitness centre, meeting rooms, 1,393 sqm of banqueting space, as well as signature amenities.

Sudeep Jain, managing director, south west Asia, IHG said:

“We are delighted to announce the signing of a new Holiday Inn and Suites hotel and solidifying our presence in the state of Punjab. Punjab is a popular destination with both domestic and international travellers, and Jalandhar, specifically is known to be a hub for the manufacturing industry and is also an important destination for medical tourism.

“Therefore, in the long-term, there is a growing demand for quality branded accommodation in the city, and Holiday Inn Express and Suites from our essentials collection fits perfectly well with market needs.”

In a joint statement, Rajinder Kumar and Rajan Kumar, directors at Samplast Resorts added:

“It is our first venture in the hospitality sector and partnering with a global, well-respected brand like IHG gives us trust and confidence in the hotel’s success. With IHG’s credibility, global and local experience, and powerful delivery systems, we are certain that the hotel will emerge as a popular choice amongst the travellers visiting Jalandhar.”