IHG continues to expand its footprint in South-west Asia with the signing of a management agreement with developer Evalona Limited for two new-build hotels in Bangladesh.
The 200-room Holiday Inn Resort Kuakata is due to open in early 2026, while the 150-key Crowne Plaza Kuakata will open its doors in 1Q2028.
This marks the third signing across four hotels for IHG in the South-west Asia region since 2Q2020, affirming an optimistic medium- to long-term outlook despite the ongoing global pandemic.
Located approximately 280km from Dhaka, Kuakata is a beach town on the banks of the Bay of Bengal in Southern Bangladesh. Positioned as a destination for leisure travellers, Holiday Inn Resort Kuakata will feature an all-day dining restaurant, a fitness centre, a retail area, as well as an indoor and outdoor recreation area. A meeting room and a boardroom is also available for guests with business needs.
Targeting business travellers, Crowne Plaza Kuakata will offer meeting spaces spanning a total of 2,475m², including a ballroom accommodating 800-900 guests, two function rooms, two meeting rooms, a business centre and a boardroom. Hotel amenities include an all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar, spa, fitness centre, outdoor pool and recreation area.