IHG expands Holiday Inn Express in Thailand
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Ratchada to offer comfortable and fuss-free accommodation in Bangkok’s up-and-coming sub-central business district.
November 09, 2017 // Franchising.com // Adding to its expanding portfolio in Thailand, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Ratchada Honda Automobile Company Limited for a 220-room Holiday Inn Express hotel in the heart of Bangkok.
Set to open in 2020, Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Ratchada will be developed along Ratchadaphisek Road, a short drive from the airport and five-minute walk away from Huai Khwang MRT station. Leisure travellers will enjoy easy access to the shopping and leisure district via MRT and BTS, including a short ride to the popular bohemian-vibe JJ Green Night Market close by Kamphaeng Phet MRT station. Those travelling for business will benefit from the hotel’s strategic proximity to Bangkok’s up-and-coming sub-central business district along the Huai Khwang and Sutthisan intersection, where new offices and large-scale retail developments are located.
Rajit Sukumaran, Chief Development Officer, Asia Middle East Africa, IHG, said: “We are delighted to work with our partner, Ratchada Honda Automobile Company Limited, to develop our newest Holiday Inn Express hotel here in Bangkok. With its excellent location close to the city centre, Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Ratchada will be well placed to meet the needs of smart and savvy travellers who want convenient and fuss-free accommodation.”
Providing guests with everything they need and nothing they don’t, Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Ratchada will feature a board meeting room for meetings and events. Guests will also be able to enjoy:
- 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 their everyday needs
- 24-hour access to the fitness centre to indulge in their fitness regime any time
Thitapol Jesda–Apiban, Managing Director Ratchada Honda Automobile Company Limited commented: “With its strong reputation as one of the world’s leading hotel companies, we are excited to work with IHG to diversify our portfolio in one of the world’s most visited cities. The Holiday Inn Express brand is known for providing comfortable accommodation in some of the best and most convenient locations, and Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Ratchada will be no exception. We are confident that the hotel will be a popular choice among business and leisure visitors alike when it opens in 2020.”
Receiving over nine million tourists in the first quarter of 2017 alone, Bangkok is the most visited city in the world and continues to enjoy a strong year-on-year growth in visitor numbers. In recent years, the South East Asian tourism powerhouse has seen an increase in investment by the Thai government to develop key infrastructure, further positioning Thailand as a regional business and tourism hub.
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IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,300 hotels and more than 785,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
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