IHG opens first Crowne Plaza hotel in Pune
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of the first Crowne Plaza in Pune – Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre. The 173-room hotel will operate under a management agreement with The Advantage Raheja Group and has been rebranded from an existing property.Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre lies in the Koregaon Park district located right in the heart of Pune. The hotel is equipped with 24-hour business services and meeting facilities as well as11,800 sq. ft. of banqueting space. It also features afully-equipped 24-hour fitness centre anda newly designed swimming pool, as well as a rooftop restaurant and loungethat are designed to keep guests productive, connected, rested, and refreshed during their stay.
The hotel will undergo an extensive refurbishment to upgrade guest rooms, public areas, restaurants and meeting space. Furniture and fittings and other interior elements will be enhanced to create more inviting dining options and engaging spaces for both business and social interactions.Commencing June 2016, the refurbishment is anticipated to be complete early 2017 and the hotel will remain fully operational during this time.
Shantha de Silva, Head of South West Asia, InterContinental Hotels Group said,“Over the last few years, Pune is a great market for the hospitality industry.Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts has been recognisedglobally as a reputable meetings hotel brand for the last 30 years and is the perfect brand to meet the needs of corporate travellers and the growing MICE business in this city. ”
Deepak BhagwandasRaheja, founder of The Advantage Raheja Groupsaid, “Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre will be equipped with the latest technology, quality furnishings and modern meeting facilities and I have every confidence it will be the number one business travel hotel in the city. ”