Unveiling a new five-year strategy, Aspiration 2022, in February last year, the Indian Hotel Company Limited plans to transform itself into the most profitable hospitality organisation on the subcontinent. Here managing director and chief executive, Puneet Chhatwal, tells Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole about how the plan is unfolding to date
As general manager of two prestigious Taj Hotels properties in London, Digvijay Singh is an expert on the hospitality scene in the British capital. Here he chats with Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole about recent renovations at the hotels, the surprising impact of Brexit and the changing face of Victoria and the surrounding areas
The Indian Hotels Company has announced a three-year strategic partnership with the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore, GIC. With funds of up to US$600 million, the new platform will be used to acquire fully operational hotels in the luxury, upper upscale and upscale segments in India.
The Indian Hotels Company Limited has announced its seventh hotel in Jaipur, with the signing of a new Vivanta hotel in Jawahar Circle. The deal comes through a management contract with Kalpsagar Private Limited.
The Indian Hotels Company has announced the signing of a Taj hotel in Ahmedabad. It will be the fourteenth IHCL-branded hotel in the state of Gujarat. Strategically located on Sindhubhavan Marg, the hotel is spread over 1.4 acres of land.
The vision for the brand is to celebrate individuality, by offering unique experiences through landmark hotels that have their own legacy and charm. SeleQtions was launched with 12 hotels across the country.
Breaking Travel News talks to Suma Venkatesh, executive vice president for real estate and development at the Indian Hotels Company, during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah. She tells us about her ambitions to make the company the most profitable hospitality provider on the subcontinent by 2022, which markets are ripe for growth and how a booming Indian economy helps the company.
Indian Hotels Company has introduced the Taj brand to Rishikesh with the opening of Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand. The resort debuted earlier with a soft opening of 25 rooms and a café and will be fully completed by November.
The Indian Hotels Company has opened its second hotel in Udaipur - Taj Aravali Resort & Spa. Located in the foothills of the ancient Aravali mountain range, the resort is spread across 27 acres of lush landscaped gardens.
This new Taj-branded hotel will be conveniently located at Vibhuti Khand, New Gomti Nagar Centre, with close proximity to key corporate parks, institutions and recreational facilities.
The Indian Hotels Company has announced the signing of a new Taj hotel at the Deira Creek in Dubai in partnership with Ithra Dubai, a wholly owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai.