The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company recently announced the signing of a Taj hotel in Ahmedabad. This will be the fourteenth IHCL branded hotel in the state of Gujarat.
Commenting on the signing of this agreement, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL said, “We are delighted to partner with Sankalp In to introduce the iconic Taj brand in Ahmedabad. With this announcement, IHCL reaffirms its commitment to Gujarat. The signing highlights the growth momentum of the company and is a great addition to our domestic portfolio.”
Strategically located on Sindhubhavan Marg, the hotel is spread over 1.4 acres of land. Slated to open in early 2020, it will be the city’s exciting new destination with 315 spacious rooms, an all-day-diner, a speciality restaurant, a tea-lounge along with large banqueting and conferencing spaces to cater to the growing market needs. Additional facilities will include a spa, swimming pool and a fitness centre.
Mr. Kailash R. Goenka, Director, Sankalp In said, “Ahmedabad is the economic powerhouse of Gujarat and one of the major industrial cities in the country. We are proud to partner with IHCL and welcome its luxury brand – Taj to the city.”
Vivanta in National Capital Region
IHCL also announced the signing of a new Vivanta hotel in Greater Noida.
Commenting on the signing of this agreement, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, and IHCL said “We are delighted to partner with the reputed Mahagun Group to expand our presence in Greater Noida. One of the most modern cities in India, Greater Noida is a commercial hub with presence of some of the world’s largest international companies. This signing is aligned to Aspiration 2022 with its focus on aggressive domestic growth.”
The new Vivanta branded hotel is a Greenfield project and will be a part of the landmark Mahagun Marina Walk – a large mixed use project with destination retail and commercial spaces. The hotel will comprise 261 spacious guest rooms and suites, a host of dining options, large meeting and banqueting facilities, fitness centre, spa and a temperature controlled swimming pool. It is ideally located close to the Yamuna Expressway. It is slated to open in 2023.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Amit Jain, Director, Mahagun Group said “We are proud to partner with The Indian Hotels Company Limited for a Vivanta branded hotel. It is befitting that one of the first hotels to come up in this part of Greater Noida is in association with the pioneers of Indian hospitality.”
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have a portfolio of 17 hotels across brands in the National Capital Region with an inventory of over 2600 rooms.