IHCL EXPANDS ITS FOOTPRINT IN SIKKIM, OPENS TAJ GURAS KUTIR RESORT & SPA, GANGTOK
MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 25, 2023: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announced the opening of Taj Guras Kutir Resort & Spa in Gangtok. The resort nestled in the alpine landscape of Sikkim is set amidst lush greenery and offers panoramic views of the majestic Kanchenjunga.
The Hon’ Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) graced the occasion with his presence. This grand inauguration ceremony was a momentous event, attended by prominent dignitaries.
Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said, "The launch of Taj Guras Kutir Resort & Spa in Gangtok demonstrates IHCL’s commitment to the commercial and tourism potential of the region. After Pakyong, the presence in Gangtok, strengthens our footprint in the charming state of Sikkim, and offers a new travel circuit. We are delighted to further our relationship with the Ambuja Neotia group.”
The 69-key resort sprawling over 14 acres is a serene hide out. The architecture emphasizes a strong sense of the indigenous culture and the resort is a blend of Sikkimese aesthetics and contemporary design. Bringing in the picturesque vistas of the outdoors, each of the spacious rooms features a unique Thangka, the local Buddhism inspired paintings. Taj Guras Kutir Resort & Spa offers a unique gastronomic experience to the patrons with its forest-themed, all-day diner Machan, a pan-Asian specialty, Soi & Sake and Guras Lounge & Bar serving Hi-tea and cocktails. The lavishly designed banquet and meeting rooms are ideal to host social soirees and corporate get-togethers. Guests can embrace wellbeing at J Wellness Circle, with its wide-ranging holistic practices rooted in the ancient wellness traditions of India. For those who relish entertainment, the resort also provides a dedicated games room.
Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group, said, “Our continued and valued partnership with IHCL will introduce the world travellers to the lesser explored regions of North East India. We have embarked on a journey to bring bespoke design contexed to each location which is elegant, understated and luxurious. These boutique offerings are called ‘Kutir’! The Taj Guras Kutir is the fifth in the series after Ganga Kutir, Raaj Kutir, Taal Kutir and Chia Kutir.”
Situated in the Himalayan mountains, Sikkim offers unparalleled beauty and cultural richness. Trekking in the Himalayas, the serenity of a Buddhist monastery, or simply a respite from the chaos of urban life, Sikkim beckons.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 11 hotels with three under development in North East India. This includes three hotels across Taj, Vivanta and Ginger brands in Sikkim.
To know more, please visit Taj Guras Kutir Resort & Spa, Gangtok
About the Ambuja Neotia Group
Ambuja Neotia is a prominent and respected corporate house headquartered in Kolkata with its forte in real estate and recent forays into hospitality, healthcare, and education.
The company, under the stewardship of Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia has been responsible for landmark projects in and around Kolkata. Udayan, Kolkata’s first condoville built on the PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model made good living ‘affordable’ for the first time in the country and earned Shri Harshavardhan Neotia, the Padmashree in 1999. This was followed by several mini township projects and housing complexes in Kolkata, Durgapur, Burdwan and Siliguri.
With City Centre Salt Lake, the mall concept was revolutionised. Leisure destinations like The Fort Raichak and Ganga Kutir were created by the river Ganges. The Group also forayed into healthcare with the setting up of Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre. Eco space Business Park was developed to give the city smarter, greener workspaces for better work-life balance. With the vision of imparting education that transforms students into leaders for global society, the Group embarked on a new journey with The Neotia University.
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 271 hotels including 79 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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