IHG to Launch Holiday Inn Express & Suites near Bangkok General Hospital
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel groups, has signed a management agreement with Prime Living Soonvijai Co. Ltd, to develop Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bangkok Soi Soonvijai in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 200-room property will offer guests comfort and convenience at a great price with a mix of rooms and suites designed to create a homely residential environment to meet the needs of travellers staying for an extended period of time.
Slated for completion in 2018, the hotel will be adjacent to Bangkok General Hospital's flagship medical facility – ideal for travellers looking for fuss-free accommodation close to the hospital. Soi Soonvijai, which connects to Bangkok's major roads, also provides convenient access to the main city centre and Central Business District (CBD).
Leanne Harwood, Vice President, Operations, South East Asia, IHG, said: "We've been seeing encouraging signs of recovery in Bangkok's tourism industry – once again proving the city's resilience – and this includes the city's growing position as a medical tourism destination. There is no better time to be looking at developing a hotel near one of the main hospitals in Bangkok and adding an extended stay option to the new hotel is a strategic decision we have made together with our partners Prime Living Soonvijai Co. Ltd."
We're confident Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bangkok Soi Soonvijai will be a top choice for savvy travellers looking for a fuss-free, refreshing stay, regardless of the reason or length of their stay here in Bangkok," Leanne added.
Dr. Chayaporn, Co-Founder of Prime Living Soonvijai Co., Ltd, said, "As a relatively new player in the hospitality market, partnering with a reputable international hotel company such as IHG puts us at the forefront of the industry and is a major part of our growth strategy. We are thrilled to be developing the first Holiday Inn Express & Suites in the country with them. The hotel's opening will complement the expansion of Bangkok General Hospital and we look forward to delivering great guest experiences when it opens in 2018."
The development will include features such as the brand's signature Great Room for guests to dine and interact at during their stay, a fitness centre, swimming pool and recreation areas. Providing everything guests need and nothing they don't, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bangkok Soi Soonvijai will offer guests a smart and convenient stay which includes:
- Free and fast Wi-Fi available in guest rooms and throughout the hotel so they stay connected all day, every day
- Free Express Start™ Breakfast or a Grab & Go option for a smart start to the day
- A comfortable and restful sleep with high quality bedding and a choice of firm or soft pillows
- Self-service business centre and laundry room for your everyday needs
- Access to the fitness centre to indulge in your fitness regime any time
Thailand is home to IHG's largest number of hotels in South East Asia with 17 properties across five brands: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and the recently launched Hotel Indigo at Wireless Road in Bangkok. The company has a further nine hotels in the development pipeline in the country.
About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
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IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 82 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.
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