IHCL DEBUTS IN RAJAHMUNDRY, ANDHRA PRADESH WITH THE SIGNING OF A VIVANTA HOTEL
L to R: Mrs Chakka Sailaja Subbaraju, Mr. Chakka Subbarao and Mr. Chakka Spadan with Ms. Suma Venkatesh of IHCL
MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 14, 2023: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of its first hotel in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. The Greenfield hotel will be branded Vivanta.
Ms. Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL said, “This signing is in line with IHCL’s strategy of strengthening its presence in India’s emerging markets. Rajahmundry is home to large industries and is close to India’s largest off shore gas fields. It is also one of the largest bullion centres in India. We are delighted to partner with Sailaja Hotels and Resorts Pvt Ltd for a Vivanta hotel in the city.”
The 120 keys hotel is strategically situated at a comfortable driving distance from the Rajahmundry International airport as well as the satellite city of Kakinada, an important port. The hotel will have the signature all day diner Mynt, a bar and recreational facilities including swimming pool and fitness centre. It will also offer over 550 sq. mt. of state-of-the-art banqueting space including meeting rooms.
Mr. Chakka Subbarao, Director, Sailaja Hotels and Resorts Pvt Ltd said, “IHCL is renowned for its service ethos. We are happy to work with the company and offer the guests a flavor of the stylish Vivanta brand in Rajahmundry.”
Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh is one of the state’s most important commercial hubs. Known for its floriculture, the city is called the “nursery capital” of India.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have six hotels across Taj, Vivanta, SeleQtions and Ginger brands across Andhra Pradesh including two under development.
About Sailaja Hotels and Resorts Pvt Ltd
Mr. Chakka Subbarao and Mrs Chakka Sailaja Subbarau are promoters and directors of Sailaja Hotels and Resorts Private Limited. Shriya Chakka is the legal head of the company. This is their first hotel project. They are in the business of gold and diamond jewellery including brands such as Vijayalakshmi Jewellery and Chakka Subbarao Jewellers. The family has been in this business for three generations in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh.
About The Indian Hotels Company Limited
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the iconic brand for the most discerning travellers and ranked as the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand and India’s Strongest Brand as per Brand Finance Hotels 50 Report 2022 and India 100 Report 2022, respectively; SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels; Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels; and Ginger, which is revolutionising the lean luxe segment.
Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel - The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL has a portfolio of 257 hotels including 70 under development globally across 4 continents, 11 countries and in over 100 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is India’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.
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