InterContinental to manage first in Pune

InterContinental has been appointed to manage Pune’s first international brand hotel under its luxury InterContinental brand. The new-build InterContinental Pune, comprising 200 rooms and suites and offering more than 1,200 square meters of dedicated meeting space, is scheduled to commence operations in the first quarter of 2009.

Ideally located in the central business district of Pune, a strong IT and BPO hub 180 kms south east of Mumbai in India, InterContinental Pune will offer a comprehensive range of dining and recreation facilities, including two specialty restaurants, an all day dining restaurant, a lively evening entertainment venue and a signature spa. Meeting facilities include a 500- seat ballroom, Pune’s largest, as well as several meeting rooms supported by a full range of business services. The hotel will primarily target business travellers and conference delegates, two segments which have shown strong growth in line with the robust Indian economy.

The InterContinental Pune will be IHG’s 15th hotel in India.

InterContinental won World’s Leading Hotel Brand at this year’s World Travel Awards.