IHG signs agreement for Holiday Inn Kufri, Shimla

The new-build resort situated in the Shimla district will open its doors to guests in 2026

IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of a management agreement with Siddhya Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd. for the development of Holiday Inn Resort Kufri.

Set to open in 2026, Holiday Inn Resort Kufri will embody these core values, delivering a travel experience that caters to both leisure and corporate guests.

The new-build resort will be situated on a hilltop in the district of Shimla, Kufri, which is known for its breath-taking mountain and forest views, and is well-connected by road to Shimla, Chandigarh, and the rest of North India. The resort will be well poised to cater to the robust demand from independent travellers, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE), and wedding segments throughout the year.

Holiday Inn Resort Kufri will feature 100 well-appointed keys, including 10 exclusive suites. Guests will enjoy a variety of dining options with four F&B outlets and a spa: an All-Day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge and bar, destination bar, and a pool bar. For social gatherings and corporate meetings, the resort will be equipped with four versatile meeting and event spaces, including a grand ballroom to accommodate high demand coming from the weddings segment. For guests to unwind and relax, there will be a fully equipped gym, a pool, and retail spaces.

Commenting on the signing, Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts said, “The Kufri-Shimla region is a highly sought-after leisure and events destination in India. It attracts a diverse range of travellers, from leisure seekers to business guests attending conferences, and guests seeking destination weddings. Kufri’s picturesque views and strategic location makes it an ideal destination to open a Holiday Inn Resort.”

Siddharth Kundu, Managing Director of Siddhya Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd, said, “Combining our local expertise with IHG’s global standards, we aim to create a distinguished destination that will become a preferred choice for travellers seeking both relaxation and adventure.”