Garth_SollyGarth will be responsible for overall operations management and will be leading the hotel’s 166 staff. Additionally, he will also be responsible for the strategic direction of the hotel, making important fiscal decisions and will work towards achieving customer satisfaction by creating a great hotel, guests love.

Prior to this appointment, Garth was the Manager of IHG’s five star InterContinental Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand. Having completed a decade of service with the IHG group, he was appointed this role after gaining further international experience as the Executive Assistant Manager of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

Looking forward to his new role, Garth Solly, General Manager, Holiday Inn Cochin, said “Cochin is a place that is definitely refreshing and the potential for the city is endless. To be part of this rich Keralite culture as GM of Holiday Inn Cochin, is certainly a privilege and I look forward to providing a fresh new destination for everyday people to enjoy.”  Further commenting on his appointment, he added, “Meeting the demands of this growing economy and catering to the diverse requirements of a city like Cochin has me looking forward to the challenge of the new appointment.”

International brands have recognized the potential in the hospitality business in India with several market leaders looking towards expansion in this robust economy. Tourism is expected to double in the next few years and hospitality chains like IHG which cater to all market segments, including mid-market and everyday travellers are poised for success. While most international chains cater to business and leisure travellers in metro areas, Holiday Inn Cochin will bring the same experience to this emergent city as well. 

The 212 room property is strategically located minutes from the central district, along the National Highway Bypass, making it accessible to both business and leisure travellers. Offering authentic Kerala flavours with local knowledge, the world class brand promises to be a fresh destination for everyday people.