Situated at Saki Naka junction in Andheri, Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport is the first new-look Holiday Inn hotel in India. The 225-room property represents the new Holiday Inn brand, which is in the midst of the biggest relaunch in hospitality history, creating a more contemporary brand image including a new logo and driving consistency across the entire Holiday Inn estate worldwide. The new hotel promises to be an attractive destination for discerning business travelers with best-in-class amenities for meetings and multi-cuisine dining options.

As General Manager, Harry will be responsible for overseeing the successful post- launch operations of the newly opened Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport on April 1, 2010. He will lead a team of dedicated industry professionals and staff in managing the hotel, introducing innovative F&B concepts, driving revenues, implementing robust revenue management Systems, and ensuring guest & employee satisfaction.

A veteran in the hospitality industry, Harry has over 22 years of rich and diverse experience in the industry, working in nine countries, across three continents. Prior to joining Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport, Harry served as the General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort, Penang.

Shaun Langdon, Regional General Manager India, IHG, said, "Harry brings with him over 22 years of valuable experience and expertise in managing world-class hotels, 17 of which have been with IHG. Having successfully directed hotel development, product enhancement, up-gradation and concept development, we are pleased to have him manage IHG's first refreshed Holiday Inn in India.

Commenting on his new role, Harry Thaliwal said, "Given the increasing demand for internationally-branded hotels in India, I am thrilled to be a part of the new-look Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport. Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport exemplifies the standards of the USD $1 billion Holiday Inn relaunch which features a modern, contemporary hotel with efficient, friendly service and a great night's sleep. The Holiday Inn brand is a great product and is specifically designed for business and family oriented leisure travelers in need of a full-service lodging experience".

Besides being proficient in playing a significant role in the hospitality industry today, Harry is also passionate about music, scuba diving and F1, in addition to being an ardent animal lover.