IHCL Partners With Globally Acclaimed Paper Moon Italy To Open Italian Restaurants
~ First Paper Moon to open at Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa
MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 25, 2020: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, today signed an agreement with Ristorante Paper Moon S.R.L, to launch the globally acclaimed Italian cuisine restaurant, Paper Moon, at its marquee hotels across key locations.
“In our endeavor to bring the latest international trends and experiences for our guests, we are privileged to join hands with Ristorante Paper Moon S.R.L for an exclusive partnership. IHCL will be opening five Paper Moon restaurants over the next few years. I am delighted that after Milan, Istanbul, Manila, Doha and Hong Kong, the first Paper Moon in India will open at Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa,” said Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL.
A family run restaurant, Pio Galligani and his wife Enrica Del Rosso opened the first Paper Moon in the heart of Milan’s fashion district in 1977. Paper Moon provides a wide selection of Italian cuisine in a vibrant contemporary atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy mouthwatering meals with family, friends and colleagues. The seasonally changing menus are specially crafted with the finest quality ingredients and the freshest produce to suit all palates.
Paper Moon Goa’s design is warm, clean and simple. The comfortable furniture and mood lighting is interspersed with natural greenery inspired by the local Goa vibe. The restaurant will offer authentic Paper Moon flavours, combined with a wide selection of the finest wines.
Commenting on this partnership, Claudio Bertoni and Stefania Galligani, Owners, Ristorante Paper Moon S.R.L said, “We are incredibly proud to partner with IHCL, an iconic hospitality company, on a project that will take our family brand to amazing destinations. Paper Moon created an authentic culinary experience, which guests from all over the world understand and love. We look forward to offering new experiences to guests.”
It is befitting that Paper Moon will debut at Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, India’s first luxury beach resort that opened its doors in 1974 and firmly established Goa on the global tourist map. Spread over 42 acres, Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa is built on the ramparts of a 16th century Portuguese fortress. The quintessential Goa with rice paddies, spice plantations, and the striking blend of Goan and Portuguese culture, offers a unique taste of India.
About Paper Moon S.R.L
Paper Moon is the Italian restaurant brand founded in 1977 by Pio Galligani and Erica Del Rosso with the opening of the first restaurant in Via Bagutta 1 in Milan. Appreciated from the very beginning by the powerful Milanese families and the international fashion elite, Paper Moon has established itself over the years as a must-see address for bon vivants around the world, consolidating the brand's success with international openings in places like Doha, Hong Kong and Istanbul.
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 has a portfolio of 200 hotels including 42 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 100 locations.
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is South Asia’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.
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