LAVASA, India—Lavasa Corporation recently signed an agreement with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) to open Holiday Inn at Mugaon, the second town under development at Lavasa. Holiday Inn Lavasa, Mugaon, a 200-room mid-scale hotel is expected to open by 2015.
Lavasa, India’s first planned hill city is located in the western region of India in the picturesque landscape of the Sahayadri Mountains. A three-hour drive from Mumbai and an hour’s drive from Pune, the city is one fifth the size of Mumbai.
Holiday Inn Lavasa, Mugaon will exemplify the standards of the USD $1 billion Holiday Inn relaunch, featuring new signage, new exterior landscaping and design, an enhanced welcome experience and all-new signature scents and sounds. The 200-room hotel will offer a selection of food and beverage outlets, a business center, and banqueting facilities. Construction of the new hotel is likely to commence in the third quarter of 2013.
Douglas Martell, vice president operations, South West Asia, IHG said, “We are extremely excited to partner with HCC and welcome Holiday Inn Lavasa, Mugaon – India’s first planned scenic hill station and an emerging tourist destination. With a growing economy and an expanding middle class, we foresee a strong demand for midscale hotels in the country, and the Holiday Inn Lavasa, Mugaon will be a great product of the next generation of hotels planned for India.”