IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced a management agreement with Yuvaan Developers Private Limited for Holiday Inn Guwahati in India’s North-East region. Scheduled to open in January 2028, the new-build 150-key hotel signifies a significant stride towards IHG’s expansion strategy in secondary markets, in line with the growing demand for quality branded accommodation in the country.

Guwahati, a gateway destination to northeastern India, is now a thriving economic hub featuring burgeoning Special Economic Zones, established industrial manufacturing areas, healthcare, and education sectors. The city is also a popular tourist destination in the region, attracting domestic and international travellers who are looking to visit tea gardens, wildlife sanctuaries and ancient temples. The destination is a focal point for investment, commerce, and tourism contributing to the allure for guests across corporate and leisure segments.

Strategically located along Azara road, Holiday Inn Guwahati will offer ease of accessibility from the Guwahati Airport and the main city centre. In addition to featuring modern and well-appointed guest rooms, Holiday Inn Guwahati will offer three dining options, including an all-day dining, a bar, and a lobby lounge. For guests looking to unwind and relax, the hotel will have a dedicated fitness centre and a pool. Holiday Inn Guwahati will also feature four meeting rooms and a banquet hall, along with signature amenities catering to social gatherings and MICE opportunities.

Commenting on the announcement, Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts said, “We are excited to bring the globally renowned Holiday Inn brand to the bustling city of Guwahati. Guwahati is one of the fastest-growing cities in the north- eastern part of the country and holds immense potential for trade, commerce and tourism. We are keen to leverage this growing demand and provide true hospitality to travellers visiting the city.

He added,” The rapid expansion of IHG brands in the country is in line with increasing demand, and the growing potential of secondary markets. We are strategically introducing our brands to newer markets to fill the need gap of quality branded accommodation”.