IHCL Enters Shillong in Meghalaya with A Vivanta Hotel
This will be IHCL’s Fourth Hotel in the North East
In the picture from left - Mr. Vikas Agarwal, Managing Director, Aura Hotels and Resorts Private Limited and Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL
Mumbai, August 30, 2019: The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of a Vivanta hotel in Shillong, Meghalaya. This hotel is a management contract with Aura Hotels and Resorts Private Limited.
Commenting on the signing, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL said, “The signing of Vivanta Shillong is in line with Aspiration 2022 and its domestic expansion strategy of consolidating presence in key capital cities. This signing also demonstrates our commitment to North East India. We are delighted to partner with Aura Hotels and Resorts Private Limited for this hotel.”
In close proximity to prominent landmarks of the city from both, a tourist and business point of view,Vivanta Shillong is strategically located at Police Bazar. The hotel will comprise 100 well-furnished guest rooms and other features include multi-cuisine restaurants, recreation facilities and modern meeting spaces. RDM Design Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur are the interior designers of the hotel. It is a Brownfield project slated to open in mid-2020.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Vikas Agarwal, Managing Director, Aura Hotels and Resorts Private Limited said “We are privileged to partner with IHCL. We are delighted that through this association with the pioneers of the Indian hospitality industry, we are introducing the Vivanta brand to Shillong. This will be the first branded hotel in Shillong.”
Shillong is a hill station in the north eastern part of India and the capital of the state of Meghalaya. It is called the “Scotland of the East” or the “Rock Capital of India”. It has been selected as one of the cities under the Government’s ‘Smart City’ programme. Shillong is a two and a half hour scenic drive from the international airport at Guwahati in Assam.
IHCL has four hotels in four states of the North East – Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Tripura.
About Aura Hotels and Resorts Private Limited
Aura Hotels & Resorts Private Limited is part of the Guwahati-based SM Group. SM Group is a diversified business group with operations in Assam, Meghalaya and West Bengal. The group has interests in steel trading, coal processing, construction and real estate.
About The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)
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 hallmark of iconic hospitality, SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels, Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels and Ginger which is revolutionizing 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 operates 181 hotels including 30 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 80 locations.
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is South Asia’s largest Indian hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.
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