India is the third largest growth market for British hospitality chain InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), says its chief operating officer for India, Middle East & Africa, Pascal Gauvin. IHG, whose hotel brands include Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, has 42 hotels in the pipeline in India — only China and the US have more IHG hotels lined up. It currently operates 26 hotels in the country and has invested $30 million in a joint venture with Duet India Hotels.
CHENNAI: Duet India Hotels today said it is in the process of setting up three more hotels across the country. Holiday Inn Express - the 136 room property at the Old Mahabapalipuram Road was formally opened here today. It is owned by Duet India Hotels and managed by the hospitality major InterContinental Hotels Group. "We have acquired nine hotel assets with 1,586 rooms, out of these six hotels with 1,012 rooms were already operational including four Holiday Inn Express, three are under various stages of development," Duet Hotels' President, Naveen Jain, told reporters here.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) has reportedly held secret discussions in the last few weeks with an undisclosed US hospitality group about a potential acquisition deal worth £6bn ($10.1 billion).
NEW DELHI: InterContinental Hotels Group and skills development organisation IL&FS Skills have launched a second IHG Academy branded training centre under their partnership in Kalimpong, West Bengal. The centre is set to be one of the largest talent development centres under the American hospitality programme, attracting young talent from the rural areas of Northeast India. The academy looks at skills development and employment opportunities at more than 4,900 IHG hotels across the globe.
InterContinental Hotels Group said on Tuesday that its net profits climbed 11 percent to $156 million (109 million euros) in the first six months of 2011 on sales growth in China and the United States.The company, which owns the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn chains of hotels, said its profit after tax for the six months to June compared with net earnings of $141 million in the first half of 2010.Overall revenue jumped 10 percent to $850 million at IHG, the world's largest hotels operator by number of rooms.