IHCL SIGNS A VIVANTA HOTEL IN AHMEDABAD
MUMBAI, JULY 8, 2021: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of a Vivanta hotel in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This is a management contract for an existing hotel in the city, which would be undergoing extensive renovations before being flagged as Vivanta.
Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said, “This signing is in line with IHCL’s strategy of strengthening our domestic presence in key cities. Ahmedabad is a thriving economic and industrial hub. The company will now have three of its brands – Taj, Vivanta and Ginger present in the city. We are delighted to partner with Leela Tradelinks Private Limited.”
Vivanta Ahmedabad, a 176-room hotel is strategically located on SG Highway, a comfortable driving distance from Gandhinagar, the state capital as well as important business complexes. The hotel’s dining options will include Mynt, the all-day dining restaurant, lobby café Swirl and a specialty restaurant. The recreational facilities will be a pool, fitness center and spa, meeting rooms and a banquet hall for social and business gatherings. It is a Brownfield project slated to open in 2022 after completion of its planned renovations.
Mr. Komalkant F Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, Leela Tradelinks Private Limited said, “We are happy to partner with IHCL for Vivanta Ahmedabad. This will be the first Vivanta in the city, bringing in a refreshing new take in hospitality. I am confident that the collaborative efforts of Leela Tradelinks and IHCL will help redefine the new age of hospitality in the city of Ahmedabad.”
Ahmedabad, situated on the banks of the Sabarmati, is Gujarat’s largest city. It is an important commercial centre. The historic city of old Ahmedabad has been declared as India's first UNESCO World Heritage City.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have five hotels in Ahmedabad including one under development.
About Leela Tradelinks Private Limited
Leela Tradelinks Private Limited is part of a prominent business house of Gujarat, with diverse interests in buying, selling and recycling of ships, hospitality, real estate and infrastructure, fine diamond jewellery, travel and tours and electronic and print media.
Founded by patriarch and visionary Mr. Fakirchand Sharma in 1954, the group was diversified by Mr. Komalkant Sharma after he joined the organisation in 1978 and renamed it after his mother Smt Leelavati Sharma and the hospitality division was aptly named after his father Fakirchand (EFCEE/F.C.)
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. IHCL has a portfolio of 221 hotels including 55 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 100 locations. These include Taj – the iconic brand for the most discerning travelers and the Strongest Hotel Brand in the World and India’s Strongest Hospitality Brand as per Brand Finance, 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 221 hotels including 55 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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