IHG announces plans for new-build Holiday Inn in Guwahati

IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Yuvaan Developers Private Limited to open this new Holiday Inn in India’s North-East region.

The 150-key Holiday Inn Guwahati is expected to open at the start of 2028. The hotel plays a role in IHG’s secondary market expansion plans in line with growing demand across the country.

A burgeoning destination

The new Holiday Inn will provide a new place to stay in the gateway destination to northeastern India, Guwahati, which is also a thriving economic hub featuring Special Economic Zones and established industrial manufacturing areas, healthcare and education sectors.

Also appealing to leisure travellers, the city is a popular tourist destination, with tea gardens, wildlife sanctuaries and ancient temples all within the area.

Commenting on the plans, 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.”

“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.”

Designed for business and leisure

In this destination for both business and leisure travellers, Holiday Inn Guwahati will be strategically located on Azara Road, providing easy access to Guwahati Airport and the city centre.

The hotel’s 150 guest rooms will be joined by an all-day dining restaurant, bar and lobby lounge, as well as a fitness centre and pool. Additionally, the hotel will be home to four meeting rooms and a banquet hall, with signature amenities for meetings and events.

Rahul Lohia, Director, Yuvaan Developers Private Limited, commented: “We are thrilled to partner with IHG Hotels & Resorts to bring the Holiday Inn brand to Guwahati. Our local insights, combined with IHG’s global expertise, will enable us to create a distinguished destination for travellers in this vibrant city.”

“We are confident that Holiday Inn Guwahati will become a preferred choice for both business and leisure travellers visiting the region.”