One of the busiest airports in Asia, IGIA received 67.3 million passengers in 2019, and with the resumption of travel, saw 10.2 million passengers in April and May this year.

Sanjay Sethi, managing director and CEO, CHL, said: “We are excited about our entry into the NCR and north India as a part of our stated strategy. We look forward to working with DIAL and best of the hotel brands to create a marquee asset in the airport district of New Delhi.”

GMR Group’s CEO Aman Kapoor commented that the development of the hotel at IGIA is set to “provide a significant benefit to transit passengers, both domestic and international”.