INTERCONTINENTAL Hotels Group (IHG) has secured a management agreement to open the Crowne Plaza Taj Expressway Noida, in Delhi NCR.
Owned by New Delhi real estate developer Sikka, the hotel will be part of a mixed-use development strategically located close to the Noida Golf Course Sector-34 and Atta Market.
The new 150-key hotel is expected to open in 2018 to become the second IHG property in the city after Crowne Plaza Greater Noida, which debuted end last year.
Pascal Gauvin, COO, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG commented: "India is a key market for us. It holds our third-largest development pipeline globally, behind the US and China and over the next three to five years we will grow by nearly 300 per cent there.
The new Crowne Plaza Taj Expressway Noida marks our expansion in a city we've just entered and we look forward to working with Sikka to growing our presence in Noida."
IHG currently has 19 hotels in India across four brands – InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express – and a total of 46 hotels in the development pipeline.