IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of a management agreement with T&K Construction for its first Holiday Inn hotel in Bhutan.

Featuring 100-keys, Holiday Inn Thimphu is set to open its doors in the second quarter of 2025 and will bring an internationally renowned brand to leisure and business travellers visiting Bhutan.

The hotel marks IHG’s second brand in the country, complementing the existing Six Senses Bhutan.

Bhutan’s captivating landscapes and natural beauty have garnered attention among leisure travelers on a global scale.

In line with the government’s proactive efforts to establish Bhutan as a premier international holiday destination, Holiday Inn Thimphu will open in the vibrant capital city, near Paro International airport.

Holiday Inn Thimphu will have rooms and suites, as well as three dining options, including an all-day dining restaurant, a bar, and a lobby lounge.

Those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation can also enjoy access to leisure facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, and spa.

“This signing presents a great opportunity, given the tremendous growth of the country’s tourism industry which is attracting visitors from around the world due to its rich heritage and serene landscapes. Complemented by its exceptional location, Holiday Inn Thimphu will serve as an ideal gateway for business and leisure guests visiting the country,” commented Sudeep Jain, managing director, Southwest Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts.

He added, “This signing reflects the long-standing trust and admiration for our brands from both our owners and guests. We are delighted to grow our footprint in the South-West Asia region and are venturing into new markets to cater to an increasing demand.”

Thimphu International airport is served by Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. Both fly modern Airbus and ATR aircraft to destinations including Kathmandu, Bangkok, as well as several airports across India.