IHCL EXPANDS PRESENCE IN KERALA WITH THE SIGNING OF A SELEQTIONS HOTEL IN BEKAL
MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 15, 2022: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) today announced the signing of a new SeleQtions resort in Bekal, Kerala. Bekal is well known for its beach, backwaters, hill destinations and historic fort. This resort is a management contract with Gopalan Enterprises. It is a Brownfield project slated to open in 2024.
Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said, “We are excited to bring an IHCL SeleQtions resort to expand our portfolio in the state. There is a growing demand for travel to new and emerging leisure destinations, and this signing reinforces the company’s confidence in the tourism potential of the region. It will be our second hotel in Bekal. We are pleased to partner with Gopalan Enterprises for this project.”
The 159-room SeleQtions resort is strategically situated on the backwaters and is a short drive from Bekal beach and the historic Bekal Fort. Spread over about 30 acres, the resort’s design will draw inspiration from the local ethos of Kerala. The hotel will have an all-day diner, a specialty restaurant and bar, and banqueting facilities including picturesque open air spaces, ideal for social as well as business gatherings. The hotel will also have a large wellness facility.
Mr. C. Prabhakar, Director, Gopalan Enterprises, said, “We are delighted to partner with IHCL for this SeleQtions resort in Bekal. We believe that the company, with its expertise, will enhance Bekal’s position as an emerging leisure destination.”
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 14 hotels across brands including four under development in Kerala.
About Gopalan Enterprises
Gopalan Enterprises, one of the pioneers in residential real estate in Bangalore. The company has constructed some of the finest residential apartments and has also stepped into many other sectors including Tech Parks, SEZ’s, Malls, Schools, Colleges, Organic Farming, Aerospace, and Hospitality.
The Group recently commenced operation of its first hospitality project of 220 rooms in Bangalore.
The Gopalan Group is delighted to partner its second project with Taj SeleQtions in Bekal, Kerala. This project has created a lot of buzz in the hotel industry and is one of the most prestigious projects for the Gopalan Group.
The Gopalan Group is committed to providing the highest standard of professional service and is dedicated to the philosophy – Inspired by Life, Built on Trust.
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 the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand and India’s Strongest Hospitality 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 232 hotels including 61 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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