InterContinental Hotels Group has opened Holiday Inn & Suites Bengaluru – the first Holiday Inn hotel in tech city of the nation. Located in Whitefield, the city’s biggest commercial hub, the 122-room Holiday Inn & Suites Bengaluru also includes 19 suites and two apartments and caters to the growth of business and leisure travellers to the city. The hotel, earlier Alila Bengaluru, has received a number of awards for its design and contemporary style. “Over the last decade, Bengaluru has emerged as a popular cosmopolitan city in India. The combination of business pportunities and the vibrant culture attracts both business and leisure travellers so we’re delighted to have converted this property to the Holiday Inn brand and bring it under our portfolio of hotels. It’s the perfect destination for us to expand our footprint in the southern Indian market. The opening of this hotel is in line with our strategic expansion plans to grow the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels across India. These brands make up more than 85 per cent of our development pipeline in the country,” commented Shantha de Silva, Head of South West Asia, IHG.