IHG Hotels & Resorts has plans to add another 39 hotels to its portfolio in India over the next three years.

Currently, IHG Hotels & Resorts has 39 hotels operating in the country across four brands.

IHG Hotels & Resorts managing director for south-west Asia Sudeep Jain told PTI: “In the next 2-3 years, we plan to add another 39 hotels to our portfolio in India, which means our portfolio will grow by 100 per cent, by number of hotels, in the coming years.”

IHG plans to expand its presence across important markets in India.

Jain added: “We currently have 39 hotels in India, across four brands. To cater to our luxury guests, we have 2 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Mumbai and Chennai. In the upscale segment, we have ten Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts across key markets such as Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Kochi, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Jaipur etc.”

According to Jain, the company has a robust presence in the key category.

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It has 27 hotels across its Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn Express brands.

Commenting about the brands under which the new hotels will open, Jain added: “Our current pipeline is quite robust with 29 hotels under the Holiday Inn brand family. It comprises 70 per cent of our current pipeline. We also have hotels coming up under our luxury brand InterContinental, premium brand Crowne Plaza and our long stay brand Staybridge Suites which was a recent debut”.

IHG plans to open its first Six Senses hotel in the country. This will be a luxury hotel in Rajasthan.

Although the firm’s preferred approach in India is to manage hotels, it is open to teaming up with the owners based on franchise as well as managed models.