INTERNATIONAL REPORT—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with Hotel Paraag Limited in Bangalore, for two hotels—the new-build InterContinental Bengaluru Whitefield and Crowne Plaza Bengaluru Raj Bhavan Road, which will be a conversion hotel. The development marks the debut of the luxury brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Bengaluru and expansion of IHG’s upscale brand, Crowne Plaza in the country. Both hotels are expected to be operational by Q1 2022 and will increase IHG’s system size in India by more than 400 rooms.
InterContinental Bengaluru Whitefield will be the third InterContinental branded hotel in India, joining InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort and InterContinental Marine Drive in Mumbai.
Already under advance stages of construction, InterContinental Bengaluru Whitefield will have 265 rooms. The luxury hotel will be centrally located in Whitefield, one of the most important micro-markets of Bengaluru. With an array of dining options, the hotel will have InterContinental’s signature culinary experiences. InterContinental Bengaluru Whitefield will also have a banqueting/meeting space and lawn for events.
After renovation and upgrades to the existing property upon opening in 2022, Crowne Plaza Bengaluru Raj Bhavan Road will have 140 rooms with modern amenities. The hotel will also have a large banquet/meeting space, a business center, pool and other facilities.
IHG currently has 36 hotels operating across four brands in India, including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express and a strong pipeline of 41 hotels due to open in the next two-three years.