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The initial opening will offer 94 rooms to its guests along with a wide selection of food and beverage outlets such as Masala – an all day dining restaurant, serving authentic localised and international cuisines; Roma – The Italian Bistro and Deli KC – Holiday Inn Cochin’s 24-hour coffee shop. Guests staying at the Holiday Inn Cochin can rejuvenate themselves through a wide array of health club facilities and unwind at the hotels’ infinity pool, which overlooks the tree lined Cochin cityscape. Featuring 212 rooms, Holiday Inn Cochin is conveniently located in close proximity to the National Highway Bypass, making it easily accessible to both business and leisure travellers as well as local residents.
Shaun Langdon, Regional General Manager for India, IHG said, “The opening of Holiday Inn Cochin is a significant milestone for IHG. This hotel is our third new-look Holiday Inn property in India, following the successful completion of the US$ 1 billion Holiday Inn global brand re-launch. The Holiday Inn brand represents a great opportunity for us in the mid-market segment and will address the increasing demand for internationally-branded hotels in India. Cochin is a strategic location for us and we continue to look for the right opportunities to expand the brand’s presence in India’s key business and leisure hubs. IHG has aggressive expansion plans for our Holiday Inn brand in India with 32 new-look Holiday Inn hotels which account for over 70% of our current India development pipeline. ”
Commenting on the hotel’s opening, Garth Solly, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cochin said, “We are extremely excited to bring Holiday Inn to Cochin. Holiday Inn Cochin is designed for business and family oriented leisure travellers in need of a full-service lodging experience. We believe in “Stay Real”, a service commitment that recognizes our guests as individuals and our staff who understand their real needs during their stay. We are delighted to bring the world’s most recognized hotel brand to a premier destination such as Cochin. Guests can now experience the same service standards, value and comfort which the Holiday Inn epitomizes globally right in the heart of God’s own country.”
Amid the celebrations of the official launch of the property, the staff of Holiday Inn Cochin welcomed both guests and senior citizens from the local old age home associated with the Hope Foundation. The members from Hope Foundation were treated to a day out and were part of the inaugural ceremony where they cut a cake representing the distinctive Holiday Inn logo followed by lunch at the restaurant ‘Masala’ at Holiday Inn Cochin.