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IHG New Holiday Inn Express

  Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Swornim Hotel Pokhara to develop a new Holiday Inn Express hotel - Holiday Inn Express Pokhra Lakeside, in Nepal. The new-build hotel will feature110 keys and will be operational by the first quarter of 2025. IHG currently has four hotels under development across the Holiday Inn brand family in Nepal and this latest signing will further strengthen the company’s mainstream portfolio in the tourism capital of the country.Strategically located close to the city’s main tourist hub, ‘Lakeside’ and with proximity to commercial establishments, the hotel will be an ideal destination for both leisure and corporate travelers. Additionally, Holiday Inn Express Pokhara Lakeside will be at a convenient distance of 6 km from the upcoming International Airport of Pokhara and 2.5 km distance from the domestic airport.

Holiday Inn Express Pokhara Lakeside will feature well-designed, fully equipped guest rooms with higher floors offering a scenic view of the lake and Annapurna mountain range. Commenting on the development of the new hotel, Sudeep Jain, M.D, South West Asia, IHG, said, “We are delighted to partner with Swornim Hotel Pokhara Private Limited for our new hotel In Nepal. This signing presents a great business opportunity for us as Pokhara has emerged as an attractive travel destination and also creates a wider distribution across Nepal by offering quality hospitality options in key cities. We also believe that the upcoming international airport in Pokhara will allow for increased inbound tourism, further elevating the demand for quality accommodation.

Vivanta New Delhi Welcomes Its Furry Friends


With spring being in the air and with the upcoming festivals everyone is looking to spend the weekends with their loved ones. All family members, including four-legged fur offspring, are now welcome at Vivanta New Delhi, Dwarka with an exclusive offer where guests can have a pet-friendly experience. Delhi - an electrifying, exciting, and ever-so dynamic city that never sleeps holds a charm that has enticed travellers from all around the globe. There are times when the hustle and bustle of this city life make you crave quietude and solitude alike.

Vivanta New Delhi, Dwarka - a pet-friendly five-star hotel in southwest Delhi’s vicinity offers a welcoming haven for guests staying for longer durations and those looking for a weekend getaway with their furry friends.

The hotel is a convenient getaway destination to unwind within the city limits thereby saving on your travel time! Guests can witness their pets enjoy an exciting holiday with a host of in-room amenities and outdoor facilities. From a casual stroll in the lawns to in-room menu for your pets, the hotel curates memorable experiences for four-legged guests, just as they would for their pet-parents.

Radisson Individuals Debuts in India

  (L) KB Kachru , Chairman Emeritus & Principal Advisor - South Asia Radisson Hotel Group; (R) Zubin Saxena, Managing Director and Vice President, Operations, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the debut of Radisson Individuals in India with the opening of Classic Grande Imphal, a member of Radisson Individuals today. Radisson Individuals offers independent hotels, along with local and regional hotel chains, the opportunity to benefit from Radisson Hotel Group’s international awareness and experience with the freedom to maintain their individual uniqueness and identity. Each hotel joining the Radisson Individuals brand is selected for their own characteristics and personalities. The brand offers guests an opportunity to discover new locations around the world, while experiencing Radisson Hotel Group’s high standards of quality and Yes I Can! service, combined with the local flavors and personality of each hotel. The brand was launched last year and is expected to be a key contributor to the Group’s growth story in the market.

“We are excited to enter this new partnership launching Radisson Individuals in India. The hotel’s strong service standards, matched by our global expertise and robust distribution will co-create unparalleled experiences for guests looking to travel to the beautiful city of Imphal,” said Zubin Saxena, Managing Director and Vice President, Operations, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group.

Overlooking the majestic Baruni Twin Hills and ridges, Classic Grande Imphal, a member of Radisson Individuals features 171 uniquely designed rooms. The hotel is strategically built in the commercial hub of Imphal at Chingmeirong and is just nine kilometers away from Bir Tikendrajit International Airport. The hotel’s convenient access makes it a prime choice for business and leisure travelers visiting the city.

Spread over 54,000 square feet, the hotel’s modern architecture and state-of-the-art room designs exuberate world-class living. It features rooms across Superior, Deluxe, Suite and Presidential Suite categories, two banquet halls with capacity of 100 to 250 pax and a meeting room.

Housing exciting dining options that suit all tastes, the hotel includes some of the finest restaurant options such as Aroma - multicuisine restaurant; Panorama - grills and kebabs and Atrium - coffee lounge. The hotel also features a full-service spa - Oriyana, a contemporary fitness center with modern equipment and a swimming pool. “We are delighted to be affiliated to Radisson Hotel Group. Radisson Individuals represents a great opportunity for us to enhance our visibility, nurture customer confidence, and access a wider guest database. With this association we will be able to take the hotel to new heights and deliver globally recognized experiences with a touch of local,” said Dr. Thangjam Dhabali Singh, Owner, Chairman & Managing Director, Babina Group.

Salam Sachhidanand Singh, General Manager, Classic Grande Imphal, a member of Radisson Individuals added, “The hotel focuses on style, function and services that provide an upscale and comfortable experience for guests.


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