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.
NEW DELHI: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched the first Holiday Inn hotel in Kolkata. With the opening of the 137-room hotel in partnership with Jain Group, the total number of Holiday Inn hotels has gone up to 11 in India, IHG said in a statement. Globally, the brand is present through 1,215 open hotels and 261 hotels in the pipeline. IHG in partnership with the Jain Group will introduce two more Holiday Inn properties in Durgapur and Siliguri, West Bengal.
In December, several banks had identified hospitality giant InterContinental Hotels Group as the common link among customers with otherwise unrelated fraudulent credit card transactions. InterContinental is now confirming the breach and releasing information on which of its hotels’ restaurants and bars were affected.
InterContinental Hotels Group Plc said on Friday that a malware in the servers at 12 of its hotels in the United States tracked payment card data if the card was used at the hotels’ restaurants and bars between August and December last year.
The company said that the malware searched for track data – the cardholder’s name, card number, expiration date and the verification code – read from the magnetic stripe of a card as it was being routed through the affected server.
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.