IHG announces plans to debut Holiday Inn in Bhutan

Thimphu, Bhutan. Image © Pema Gyamtsho / Unsplash
IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of Holiday Inn Thimphu as the first property for the brand portfolio in Bhutan.

This property strengthening IHG’s presence in southwest Asia is the result of a management agreement IHG has entered into with T&K Construction Private Limited.

Entry to Bhutan

The 100-key Holiday Inn Thimphu, aimed at both leisure and business travellers, is set to welcome its first guests in Q2 2025. Holiday Inn is the second IHG brand to enter the country, following on from Six Senses Bhutan.

Bhutan has long attracted global attention for its landscapes and culture. Holiday Inn Thimphu promises an immersive stay, in line with the government’s tourism efforts. With this hotel’s location in the country’s capital, guests will have a convenient base with easy access to Paro International Airport.

Sudeep Jain, MD, South West Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts said: “We are delighted to partner with T&K Construction Private Limited to debut our Holiday Inn brand in Bhutan.

“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.

“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.”

Inviting amenities

Holiday Inn Thimphu will house 100 guestrooms along with extensive amenities, catering to both leisure and business travellers, including an all-day dining restaurant, a vibrant bar, and a relaxing lobby lounge.

Guests will be able to make use of multiple meeting and events facilities, including a ballroom, a swimming pool, fitness centre and spa, while staying in well-appointed rooms and suites designed for comfort.

In a joint statement, Thinlay Gyamtsho, CEO, T&K Constructions Private Limited, and Jigme Ugyen Gyamtsho, director, T&K Constructions Private Limited, said: “We are thrilled to partner with IHG Hotels and Resorts for the debut of a renowned brand, Holiday Inn in Bhutan.

“The brand is globally recognised for offering exceptional experiences to guests, and we are confident that our partnership will set exceptional standards in the country’s hospitality landscape.

“The signing of Holiday Inn Thimphu comes at a significant time when Bhutan is gaining prominence and attracting attention from travellers worldwide. With its exceptional location and IHG’s robust global systems, technology, and loyalty programme, we are confident that the new hotel will be highly sought after by guests.”