IHCL SETS FOOT IN GANDHINAGAR, GUJARAT - SIGNS A TAJ RESORT & SPA
MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 21, 2023: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of a Taj branded resort and spa in Gandhinagar. This brownfield resort is slated to open in early 2023.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said, “IHCL is renowned for its pioneering efforts in developing several destinations. The resort is located at a short distance from both Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, opening a new tourist circuit in the state of Gujarat. With the expanding wellness travel market, this resort is well-positioned to cater to the growing need around the circle of wellness through its renowned and award-winning Jiva spa.
He further added, “IHCL is delighted to partner once again with the Sankalp Group.”
The highlight of the 118 keys sprawling resort will be the Jiva spa with an expansive spread. Jiva is rooted in the rich and ancient wellness traditions of India, offering holistic programmes including yoga and meditation. The spa facilities will include eight treatment rooms, relaxation lounge, sensory Lounge, spa café, meditation room, sauna and steam, Turkish hammam, swimming pool and a fitness centre. The resort will also have an all-day diner, a specialty restaurant, and a lobby lounge. A large banquet hall of over 400 sq m and 8,000 sq m of lush green lawns are ideal venues for conferences as well as sophisticated social events.
Dr. Kailash R. Goenka, Director, Sankalp said, “This resort will capture the latent demand in the state for luxury wellness. After the successful launch of Taj Skyline in Ahmedabad we are happy to work together once again with IHCL.”
Gandhinagar, the capital of the state of Gujarat is a blend of heritage, history and culture and is home to spiritually significant sites such as ‘Akshardham’.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 21 hotels across Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and Ginger brands across Gujarat including five under development.
About Sankalp Group
Founded in 1980, Sankalp In is a highly diversified entity with interests in hospitality, packaged foods, manufacturing and distribution, exports and real estate. Starting with a specialty restaurant in Ahmedabad, the Group today has more than 250 successfully operating restaurants across the globe. Considered as one of the fastest growing companies in India, under the leadership of Dr. Kailash Goenka (Ph.D.) the Group is spearheaded to becoming a major player in the economic scenario of India. Apart from India, it has a strong presence in countries like Australia, U.S.A., U.K. Canada, U.A.E., Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Germany.
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 the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand and India’s Strongest Brand as per Brand Finance Hotels 50 Report 2022 and India 100 Report 2022, respectively; 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 257 hotels including 70 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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