IHCL SIGNS A SELEQTIONS HOTEL IN TIRUPATI, ANDHRA PRADESH
MUMBAI, JULY 14, 2022: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of a SeleQtions hotel in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The currently operational hotel will be rebranded as SeleQtions. The hotel is a management contract with Bliss Hotels Limited.
Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said, “The signing of this hotel is in line with IHCL’s strategy of expanding its presence across India’s spiritual circuits. Tirupati is one of the largest pilgrimage destinations, attracting millions of devotees annually. With the introduction of the SeleQtions brand, this will be the company’s second hotel in the city. We are delighted to partner with Bliss Hotels Limited once again, bolstering the hospitality offering of this holy city.”
The 114-room hotel is strategically located at Ramanuja Circle, a short driving distance from the Venkateswara Temple, airport and railway station. It will feature an all-day diner, a specialty vegetarian restaurant and bar. The hotel will also have banquet space and meeting rooms as well as recreation facilities including a swimming pool and gym. It is slated to open in 2023.
Mr. Balakrishna Reddy, Director, Bliss Hotels Ltd, said, “We are delighted to partner with IHCL for this SeleQtions hotel. This is our second hotel with the company after Taj Tirupati.”
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have seven hotels across brands including two under development in Andhra Pradesh.
About Bliss Hotels Ltd
Bliss Hotels Ltd. is a private company incorporated in 1987. The company owns Taj Tirupati, Hotel Bliss and Hotel Vikram – in the city of Tirupati. The company has diversified interests in petrol pumps, solar power generation, catering, and food supply businesses. Mr. Balakrishna Reddy, Director, Bliss Hotels Ltd., serves as Vice President of South India Hotels and Restaurants Association (SIHRA) and State President for Andhra Pradesh Hotels’ Association (APHA).
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 240 hotels including 62 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.