IHCL DEBUTS IN KANPUR WITH THE SIGNING OF A SELEQTIONS HOTEL
MUMBAI, JULY 21, 2022: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced its debut in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh with the signing of a SeleQtions hotel. This Brownfield property is a management contract with Kudrat Hotels Private Limited.
Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said, “The signing of this hotel is in line with IHCL’s strategy of being present in India’s key developing cities. A key industrial and financial hub in North India, Kanpur is also known for its historical and spiritual significance owing to its location on the banks of the Ganga. Introducing the SeleQtions brand to the city will boost its hospitality offering for both, business and leisure travellers. We are happy to partner with Kudrat Hotels Pvt. Ltd. for this project.”
The 104-room SeleQtions hotel is strategically located in Baikunthpur, adjacent to National Highway-91, and will be well connected to Kanpur’s airport and railway station. Located across five acres, it will have an all-day diner and bar. One of the significant features of the hotel will be its expansive banqueting space and meeting rooms spread across 10,500 square feet, the largest in the city. The hotel will also consist of recreational facilities including a swimming pool and gym. It is slated to open in 2025.
Mr. Hardeep Singh Makkar (Director) Kudrat Hotels Private Limited, said, “As a key commercial hub, Kanpur’s hospitality landscape is rapidly evolving. We are delighted to partner with IHCL to bring the SeleQtions brand to the city.”
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have sixteen hotels across brands in Uttar Pradesh including seven under development.
About Kudrat Hotels Private Limited
Started in 1981 by Late Mr Avtaar Singh, the Group established their first Hotel in Kanpur. With a legacy of over four decades, Kudrat Hotels Pvt. Ltd. is the most trusted name in Kanpur’s hospitality industry. The company is owned by Mr. Hardeep Singh and other family members who are pioneers in hotels’ business in Kanpur.
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 240 hotels including 62 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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