IHCL DEBUTS IN SIRMAUR, HIMACHAL PRADESH WITH THE SIGNING OF AN IHCL-SELEQTIONS HOTEL
Neeraj Soni, Managing Director, Dolphin Terra Firma Pvt. Ltd with Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL
MUMBAI, OCTOBER 19, 2023: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of its first SeleQtions branded hotel in Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. This is a Brownfield property, slated to open in 2024.
Commenting on the signing, Ms. Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL said, "The signing of this SeleQtions hotel at Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh is another step in IHCL’s pioneering efforts to put new destinations on the country’s tourist map. It will open a new circuit of Chandigarh - Sirmaur, as also augment our pilgrim offerings being in proximity to the historic Gurudwara Paonta Sahib. We are delighted to partner with Dolphin Terra Firma Pvt. Ltd. for this hotel.”
The 42-key hotel, spread over six acres offers panoramic views of the Shivalik range. It is located at a convenient driving distance from Chandigarh. It will house an all-day diner, a bar as well as an outdoor cafe. Other recreation facilities will include a spa, swimming pool, and fitness centre.
Mr. Neeraj Soni, Managing Director, Dolphin Terra Firma Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are thrilled to partner with IHCL to bring the SeleQtions brand to Sirmaur. We believe this partnership will help attract more visitors to this undiscovered part of Himachal Pradesh.”
With its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and spiritual aura, Sirmaur offers many attractions for the tourists.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have five hotels across Taj, SeleQtions and Vivanta in Himachal Pradesh including two under development.
About Dolphin Terra Firma Pvt. Ltd
Dolphin Terra Firma Pvt Ltd, a hospitality venture is founded by Mr Neeraj Soni who also serves as the Managing Director. Mr. Manek Khanna is also a Director of the company. The promoters are very passionate about creating a sustainable resort in the ecologically sensitive Himalayas. They bring together their expertise in construction, real estate finance and the entertainment industry.
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 India’s Strongest Brand 2023 as per Brand Finance; 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 274 hotels including 81 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 listed on the BSE and NSE.
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