IHG Hotels & Resorts and BPEA Real Estate launch Holiday Inn Express brand in Japan
IHG Hotels & Resorts and Baring Private Equity Asia have plans to open a Holiday Inn Express in Japan for the first time in December — the 306-room Holiday Inn Express Osaka City Centre Midosuji.
Located in the heart of Osaka on its most famous Boulevard, it is just a few minutes’ walk from the Shinsaibashi retail & Namba entertainment districts, as well as Osaka's main Yodoyabashi financial district.
Abhijay Sandilya, managing director - Japan, IHG Hotels & Resorts and CEO IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, said, “We are honored to launch Holiday Inn Express in Japan in partnership with Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA), one of the largest independent private-equity firms in Asia. We have been committed for some time to bringing this world-class brand to Japan when the time is right and now, with a great partner in BPEA, an amazing asset, and the world poised to reopen, we are thrilled to introduce Holiday Inn Express to the Japanese market.