Pictured, left to right: Kishin RK, Founder and CEO, RB Capital; Raj Kumar, Chairman, Royal Holdings; Rajit Sukumaran, Managing Director, South East Asia and Korea, IHG Hotels & Resorts; Serena Lim, Vice President, Development, South East Asia and Korea, IHG Hotels & Resorts
IHG Hotels & Resorts and long-term partner, RB Capital, are to bring the next generation Holiday Inn experience to Singapore as the world-renowned brand’s expansion continues.
The 300-room Holiday Inn Singapore Little India will rebrand from Park Hotel Farrer Park on 7th September ahead of a renovation that will see it relaunch with a vibrant fresh identity and positioning.
Holiday Inn Singapore Little India will be the first in Singapore to introduce the new Holiday Inn brand hallmarks, including a new dining and workspace concept with a globally recognised F&B partner.
The new signing demonstrates the strong relationship between the two companies, with IHG now managing three of RB Capital’s Singapore hotels - Holiday Inn Singapore Little India, Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay and InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay.
The strategic and collaborative management structure across the three properties comprising almost 1,000 keys will enable greater synergies, shared expertise and support that will ensure all the hotels are better prepared for recovery and the return of travel.
“We’re delighted to extend our partnership with RB Capital to a new brand and new location in Singapore," says Rajit Sukumaran, Managing Director, South East Asia and Korea, IHG. "We have worked closely together for many years to bring brand-defining hotels to the city.
"Holiday Inn Singapore Little India, which is located in one of Singapore’s most vibrant districts, rich in culture and history and a popular neighbourhood for travellers to visit, will be a great addition to our portfolio and a wonderful, contemporary example of the next generation Holiday Inn.
“As travel recovers and we write the next chapter for this iconic brand around the world, it is owners such as RB Capital that will enable us to bring to life the designs and concepts that are guaranteed to deliver a memorable guest experience and demonstrate the brand’s competitive advantage.
“We are especially looking forward to welcoming the team at Holiday Inn Singapore Little India into the IHG family. Together with their counterparts from across our 11 other hotels in the city, we’re ready to lead them into recovery and beyond as they enjoy being associated with one of the most recognised and trusted travel brands in the world.”