January 20, 2023

IHG to open first Holiday Inn hotel in Lahore, Pakistan

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IHG Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel company, has signed a management agreement with Pakistan-based real estate development company Delta Centauri (part of Providential Group) for its first Holiday Inn hotel, in Lahore, Pakistan.

The hotel is due to open in 2026 and will bring an internationally renowned brand to leisure and business travellers visiting Pakistan in the coming years.

Situated in Lahore, part of the Punjab province in Pakistan and well established as the economic hub of the country, the hotel sits in great location for guests to truly immerse themselves in Pakistani hospitality. Lahore is the 2nd biggest city in Pakistan and is also considered the historical and cultural capital of the country.

The 220-key hotel is located close to upscale commercial and residential districts frequently visited by leisure and business travellers. The Hotel is adjacent to DHA Lahore, which is the most luxurious and posh residential and commercial community in Lahore. With just a 10-minute drive from the airport, the hotel will also be at an ideal location for travellers transitioning to local destinations.

In addition to well-appointed room and a breadth of facilities, the hotel will feature a specialty restaurant, a café along with other dining experiences, a fitness centre and a swimming pool. In addition, the hotel will offer branded retail options. Travellers on business will have access to MICE facilities with two function rooms, two meeting rooms, business centre and one board room. Meanwhile, guests looking to relax outside of their rooms can socialize at the hotel’s cosy and lobby lounge, unwind at the spa, stay active at the health club, or explore the hotel’s internal recreational facilities.

Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG said: “Pakistan is a beautiful country rich in culture, food and myriad historic and scenic sites that makes it an appealing choice for travellers. In addition to offering a cultural experience, Lahore is the economic hub of Pakistan and is frequented by business travellers as well. On opening, the new Holiday Inn hotel will be the perfect destination for guests with diverse needs to enjoy a world class hospitality experience that the brand is known for.”

He added: “This signing is also in line with our commitment to bring quality hospitality options to key markets in the region and we are pleased to bring our leading mainstream brand to Lahore, in line with market demands”.

Joint Chairman Providential Group and Delta Centauri Tariq Saadat said: “Representing a globally well-known brand, powered by the strength of IHG, Holiday Inn Lahore Airport will offer guests the best-in-class international hospitality. The hotel will be a part of a larger development complex, which will include luxury apartments, designer offices and entertainment options such as shopping malls, sports arenas, restaurants, cinemas, indoor theme and more. The project is set to become Lahore’s most premium real estate development.

“This is the first of many hotels across segments that we plan to build in several cities across Pakistan and hope that partnership between IHG and Delta Centauri Pvt Ltd would grow rapidly over the next few years.”

Joint Chairman Providential Group and Delta Centauri Mian Khurram said: “We are pleased to partner with one of the world’s leading hospitality companies to bring the Holiday Inn brand to Pakistan. Along with IHG, we are confident that we will be able to provide a comfortable, safe and relaxing stay to our guests in Lahore. We look forward in welcoming our local as well as international business and leisure travellers to experience Pakistan’s hospitality.”

The Holiday Inn brand, with hotels over 1100 around the world, has helped millions of travellers discover new places and connect with each other since its inception in 1952. Designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers, Holiday Inn hotels deliver memorable experiences through warm and welcoming service, contemporary design that blends the familiar with the new, and a sense of comfort unique to the brand.

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