IHCL EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN ODISHA WITH THE SIGNING OF A NEW SELEQTIONS HOTEL IN BHUBANESWAR
MUMBAI, OCTOBER 26, 2021: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) today announced the signing of a new SeleQtions hotel in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Currently operating as “The Crown”, the hotel will be re-branded as an IHCL SeleQtions hotel. This hotel is in partnership with Sukhamaya Pvt. Ltd.
Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said, “The signing of this hotel further strengthens our presence in Odisha, which apart from its tourism potential, is fast becoming a key business hub. This new SeleQtions hotel is ideal for business travellers, while also offering distinctive experiences that embody the destination’s rich culture. We are delighted to partner with the Sukhamaya Pvt. Ltd. for this project.”
The hotel, featuring 80 rooms, will undergo renovation and open under the SeleQtions brand in a more contemporary avatar. Strategically located in the heart of Bhubaneswar, the hotel is well suited for both, business and leisure. With a variety of dining options and large outdoor spaces, the hotel also offers multiple banqueting and meeting venues.
Commenting on the partnership, Debasish Patnaik, Managing Director, Sukhamaya Pvt. Ltd., said, “We are delighted to partner with Indian Hotels Company for this hotel. Retaining “The Crown” in Bhubaneshwar and adding it to the SeleQtions brand portfolio will further boost the hospitality and tourism landscape in the state, as well as provide the current hotel a better reach.”
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have five hotels across brands in Odisha.
About Sukhamaya Pvt. Ltd.
Hotel Sukhamaya Pvt. Ltd., the holding company of The Crown Bhubaneswar, is a leading player in Odisha’s tourism sector, with business hotels in Bhubaneswar and Jharsuguda. The company’s promoters also have interest in infrastructure and other developmental projects.
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 travelers and the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand as per Brand Finance 2021, 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 225 hotels including 55 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 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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