Holiday Inn Cochin Awarded 'Best New Leisure Hotel 2011'

Bangalore, Karnataka India (PressExposure) October 31, 2011 -- Presented at the 7th Hospitality India & Explore the World Annual International Awards

Holiday Inn Cochin, part of the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms today announced that it has won the 'Best New Leisure Hotel 2011' at the Hospitality India & Explore the World Annual International Awards.

Currently in its 7th edition, this year's awards saw a national representation of participating hotels and Holiday Inn Cochin emerged ahead of all other hotels competing within this category. Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, Honourable Minister of Tourism presented the award to Holiday Inn Cochin which was the judge's choice.

Receiving the award at the event was Garth Solly, GM at Holiday Inn Cochin. Sharing his enthusiasm he said, "It is an absolute honour for Holiday Inn Cochin to have been chosen as the Best New Leisure Hotel. With our team constantly striving to create the perfect base for our guests to have fun with friends and family, the award is testament to our ongoing efforts." He further added, "Since our launch in July of this year, Holiday Inn Cochin has become a popular holiday destination and is also a hotel of choice for business travellers given its location and proximity to the airport and the city."

Commenting on the award win, Shaun Langdon, Regional General Manager and Director Projects, South West Asia, InterContinental Hotels Group said, "A fresh destination for everyday people! That is what Holiday Inn Cochin is all about and this spirit is what resonates with the Holiday Inn brand across the globe. Known for its friendly service, comfort and value at Holiday Inn even the rooms and the restaurants have been designed to let you truly be yourself. "

About Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn offers today's business and leisure traveller's dependability, friendly service and modern attractive facilities at excellent value. You'll find them throughout the world - in small towns and major cities, along quiet roadways and near bustling airports - because Holiday Inn hotels are always conveniently located. Since 1952 Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts have provided the services business travellers need, while also offering leisure travellers a comfortable, casual atmosphere where they can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants, room service, swimming pools, fitness centres and comfortable lounges.

About IHG

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 4,400 hotels and more than 645,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® and also managesthe world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with 48 million members worldwide.

IHG has 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 140,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at For the latest news from IHG, visit our online Press Office at

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