(28/03/23)  IHG has signed a management agreement with Amritsar Golden Hospitality for a new-build hotel in Punjab, India.

The 215-room Holiday Inn Amritsar Golden Temple, expected to open in Q2 2027, will be IHG’s third hotel in the city along with Holiday Inn Amritsar Ranjit Avenue and Holiday Inn Express Amritsar Golden Temple, which is scheduled to open in 2025.

“We are thrilled to partner with an internationally and locally trusted hospitality brand like IHG to venture into our first branded hotel project,” said Tejinder Singh, Managing Partner at Amritsar Golden Hospitality. “Holiday Inn is one of the most recognized brands across the world offering a consistent and comfortable experience. With a combination of an excellent location and IHG’s strength and scale of global systems, technology and loyalty programme, we are confident that the new hotel will be a popular choice when it opens its door to guests.”

Bed at the Holiday Inn Amritsar Ranjit Avenue in Punjab, India. Click to enlarge.

Bed at the Holiday Inn Amritsar Ranjit Avenue in Punjab, India

Home to the Golden Temple and a hub of textiles and handicrafts industries, Amritsar is one of the most popular tourist destinations and second largest city in Punjab.

The hotel will be located in the heart of the city a short walk from the Golden Temple, 2 km from the railway station and 13 km from the airport.

Facilities at the Holiday Inn Amritsar Golden Temple include all-day dining, a lobby lounge, 2000 sqft of meeting and event space and a swimming pool and gymnasium.

“We are delighted to partner with Amritsar Golden Hospitality LLP to bring our third Holiday Inn hotel in the city and strengthen our mainstream portfolio in Punjab,” said Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG. “Amritsar is a hotspot pilgrimage centre due to the presence of Golden Temple. Rich in history, culture, food, and a textiles’ hub, the city has a strong appeal for both leisure and business travelers. The introduction of Holiday Inn Amritsar Golden Temple at a sought-after location would be an excellent addition to the IHG portfolio in the region.”

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