IHCL SIGNS SECOND HOTEL IN DHARAMSHALA UNDER THE SELEQTIONS BRAND
MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 20, 2022: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of its second hotel in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh under the SeleQtions brand. A franchised hotel in management with Soham Hotels & Resorts, the operational hotel will be rebranded under the IHCL SeleQtions brand.
Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said, “With a strong footprint across India, it is IHCL’s continuous endeavour to expand and strengthen its presence in key tourism destinations. Stretching across the magnificent Dhauladhar Range, Dharamshala is popular among tourists, scholars and pilgrims alike. The signing of our first hotel here under the SeleQtions brand will help re-imagine the hospitality landscape, while allowing travellers to immerse themselves in authentic local experiences. We are happy to partner with Sohum Hotels & Resorts for this project.”
Nestled within the serene Kangra Valley and at an easy driving distance from Kangra airport, the SeleQtions hotel, spread over three acres, offers undulating views of the mighty Himalayas. Guests can enjoy a variety of global and local cuisine at the all-day dining restaurant, bar, lounge and alfresco speciality restaurant. Recreational facilities will include a swimming pool and an open gym, making the hotel an idyllic destination for travellers.
Mr. Ojas Garg, Founder & Managing Director, Soham Hotels & Resorts, said, “One of the most visited destinations in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is a traveller’s paradise. We are delighted to partner with IHCL to introduce the SeleQtions brand in Dharamshala, which will further tap its vast tourism potential. With the hotel design weaving together local culture and heritage with modern aesthetics, it will strike a chord with the experiential traveller.”
A hillside town in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is prominent within the Buddhism circuit and home to the Dalai Lama. Known for its scenic natural beauty, rolling tea gardens, and many temples and shrines, Dharamshala also houses the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have three hotels across brands in Himachal Pradesh including two under development.
About Soham Hotels & Resorts
The resort is owned by Mr. Ojas Garg, alumnus of Gordonstoun & Les Roches Crans Montana, and Ms. Nainee Garg, a well-known hotel entrepreneur with roots in Himachal Pradesh. They also own the Otium Hotel in Goa while the extended Garg family owns Timber Trail Resorts and Moksha Resort in Parwanoo.
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,
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 242 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.
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