IHG's Garner Brand Makes Its Mark in Seattle with First Hotel Opening

IHG's Garner Brand Makes Its Mark in Seattle with First Hotel Opening

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Published on December 24, 2023

IHG Hotels & Resorts, a leader in the hospitality industry, has proudly unveiled its first Garner hotel in the United States, setting a new benchmark in the midscale hotel segment. This inaugural property, Garner Auburn – Seattle, located in the suburb of Auburn near Seattle, officially opened on December 18, 2023. The launch comes just three months after the official introduction of the Garner brand, highlighting IHG's rapid progress in expanding its portfolio.

The Garner Auburn – Seattle stands as a testament to the brand's appeal and potential in the midscale market. The hotel, featuring 95 rooms, underwent a swift conversion and reopening, demonstrating Garner's strong allure and revenue potential. IHG has designed the Garner brand to prioritize affordability while delivering all the essentials for a hassle-free stay. This includes a prime location, ensuring restful nights, and a commitment to consistent, top-tier service, catering to the needs of travelers looking for quality accommodations without the high costs.

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Strategically located near various popular entertainment venues and business campuses, the Garner Auburn – Seattle is well-positioned to attract a diverse range of visitors. Its convenient location makes it an ideal choice for both leisure and business travelers, offering easy access to local attractions and corporate centers.

The hotel is operated under the ownership of S1 Hospitality Management, marking their debut within the IHG brand family. This collaboration is significant, as it brings together IHG's global hospitality expertise and S1 Hospitality Management's local market insights. Andy Cho, president of S1 Hospitality Management, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, highlighting the Garner brand's suitability for capitalizing on the growing potential in the midscale market. He is confident that this hotel will set a high standard for guests seeking quality stays and serve as a model for future owners looking for a flexible conversion option in the hospitality sector.

Looking ahead, IHG has ambitious plans for the Garner brand. The company aims for global expansion starting in 2024, with projections of having 500 Garner hotels in the US within the next decade, and doubling that number by 2043. This expansion strategy underlines IHG's commitment to growing its presence in the midscale hotel segment, offering both guests and owners unique opportunities.

The introduction of Garner Auburn – Seattle is just the beginning of IHG's journey with its 19th brand. Jolyon Bulley, CEO – Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts, praised the team's hard work in bringing the brand to life and the owners' enthusiasm for embracing this transformative offering in the midscale space. This debut is a significant step for IHG, showcasing its track record of successfully launching and growing brands in the competitive hospitality market.


Shane Watson Celebrates 'The Winner's Mindset' at Bon Voyage, Bangalore

Shane Watson Celebrates 'The Winner's Mindset' at Bon Voyage, Bangalore

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 25, 2024

April Moon Retail Pvt. Ltd. (AMRPL), a prominent player in India’s travel retail sector, successfully hosted an exclusive book signing event with cricket legend Shane Watson at their Bon Voyage store in Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, on May 20th. This event celebrated Watson’s newest publication, "The Winner's Mindset," which delves into the mental strategies that propelled his illustrious career.

The signing event provided fans and travelers an exceptional opportunity to interact with Watson, who enthusiastically engaged with attendees, signed books, and participated in photo sessions. His latest book offers insights into the psychological resilience required in cricket, applicable to personal and professional challenges alike.

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Gaurav Singh, CEO of AMRPL, expressed his enthusiasm about the event: "Hosting Mr. Shane Watson was an honor. His engagement with fans and the overall positive atmosphere he created are reflective of our efforts at AMRPL to deliver memorable experiences. This event further establishes Bon Voyage as a go-to location for high-profile celebrity book signings."

Watson shared his appreciation, stating, "The AMRPL team did an outstanding job creating the perfect setting for this book signing. Bon Voyage's spacious and thoughtful design made it an ideal venue for connecting with readers."

Event Details:

What: Book Signing of "The Winner's Mindset" by Shane Watson

When: May 20th

Where: Bon Voyage, Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

This event marks a significant achievement for AMRPL, reinforcing its position as a leader in the travel retail industry and a favorite among celebrities for promotional events. For more information on upcoming events and collaborations, visit AMRPL's official website.

Visit: April Moon Retail Pvt. Ltd. for more details on upcoming signings and events.


India Sweet House Opens New Store in Mysuru, Expands Presence

India Sweet House Opens New Store in Mysuru, Expands Presence

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 25, 2024

India Sweet House, a beloved name in traditional Indian confectionery, proudly announced the grand opening of its 26th store in the vibrant city of Mysuru on May 3rd. Located in the cultural heart of Karnataka, this new addition is set to become a local favorite, offering an exquisite selection of traditional sweets and snacks.

The inauguration event was honored by the presence of prominent figures such as Suttur Mutt Swamiji, Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, and Jagadguru Sri Veera Simhasana Mahasamsthana Mutt Suttur Srikshetra, along with Cine Artist Sri Sihi Kahi Chandru, the Brand Ambassador for India Sweet House.

Reflecting its commitment to cultural heritage, the new flagship store in Mysuru will feature the city’s beloved Ghee Jaggery Mysore Pak, crafted especially to celebrate the rich traditions of the region.

"We are thrilled to open our 26th store in Mysuru, a city renowned for its deep cultural and culinary heritage. This expansion is a testament to our dedication to making the finest traditional sweets accessible to everyone," said Shwetha and Vishwanath, Founders of India Sweet House.

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The Mysuru store spans 1500 square feet, divided equally between two floors. The seating area on the first floor accommodates over 20 guests, providing a cozy space for enjoying the store’s culinary offerings. Furthermore, the brand also celebrated the opening of an India Sweet House Express at Paakashala on the Bangalore-Mysore highway in Channapatna, ideal for travelers, and is set to open another store on Kalidasa Road later this month.

India Sweet House is known for its commitment to quality, using organic ghee, khova, and fresh milk to craft its traditional delicacies. As part of the celebration, they are offering a special Buy One Get One free on chaats every Tuesday.

Visit India Sweet House in Mysuru:

Address: 26th Store, Heart of Mysuru, Karnataka

Website: India Sweet House

Special Offers: BOGO on chaats every Tuesday

Join the celebration of traditional flavors with India Sweet House in Mysuru, where every sweet tells a story of India's rich culinary arts.


Join the IPL Finals Celebration at Nusa Brewvilla, Bengaluru

Join the IPL Finals Celebration at Nusa Brewvilla, Bengaluru

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 25, 2024

Join the excitement of the IPL Finals at Nusa Brewvilla in Bengaluru on May 26th, where the thrill of cricket meets exceptional culinary delights. This event is designed for cricket fans to experience the final showdown in an electrifying atmosphere surrounded by fellow enthusiasts.

As the IPL season reaches its peak, Nusa Brewvilla has curated a special menu to enhance your viewing experience. Begin with crispy Mozzarella Fritters or dive into a creamy Cheese Fondue paired with crispy Bread Sticks. Don't miss the Whisky Glazed Royal Challengers Wings, a crowd favorite, featuring tender chicken wings doused in a rich, whisky-infused sauce that promises a burst of flavor.

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Elevate your experience further with Nusa Brewvilla's selection of special IPL-themed cocktails. Choose from the vibrant Ee Sala Drink Namde or the bold Whisky Rider, crafted to complement the high stakes of the finals.

Event Details:

Date: May 26th

Venue: Nusa Brewvilla, 23-A, Chaithanya Sharan X, Gunjur Village, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560087

Price: Starting at Rs. 345

Contact: 099165 55499

Don't miss this blend of action-packed cricket and culinary excellence. Reserve your spot at Nusa Brewvilla for an unforgettable finale to the IPL season. For more information and reservations, please contact Nusa Brewvilla directly.

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