IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Swornim Hotel Pokhara Private Limited 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. Adding to the stay experience, the hotel will be situated in close proximity to multiple dining and shopping options and will also provide easy access to adventure sports and other tourist attractions.
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. Additionally, the hotel will offer a ‘Great Room’, a bar and a lounge for guests to relax and unwind. Other facilities will include a fitness room, two meeting rooms and signature amenities reflecting the brand’s promise of providing a comfortable and efficient stay to the guests.
IHG currently has 41 hotels operating across five brands in SWA, including Six Senses, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn , Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Express, and a strong pipeline of 50 hotels due to open in the next 2-3 years.