IHCL STEPS INTO MUNNAR WITH A SELEQTIONS HOTEL
Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, MD & CEO and Ms. Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL at the signing of SeleQtions Munnar with Mr. Cyriac Augustine, Group Chairman, CRB Group
MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 03, 2022: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of a SeleQtions hotel in Munnar, Kerala. A brownfield project, this hotel is a management contract with CRB Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd.
Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said, “IHCL has always been at the forefront of identifying destinations with a strong tourism potential and putting them on the global travel map. A much sought-after hill-station for its natural beauty, Munnar is popular for leisure travel. This hotel will further elevate the hospitality landscape of Munnar. We are delighted to partner with CRB Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd. for this project.”
Featuring a combination of 55 rooms and suites, the SeleQtions hotel will be located at an easy driving distance from Kochi airport. It will house an all-day restaurant and bar, in addition to a fitness centre, swimming pool and spa, making it ideal for a leisure getaway. Located at a short driving distance from the Tata Tea gardens, this hotel will be the perfect location for those looking to revel in the midst of nature, while its banqueting facilities will cater to bleisure travel, events and conferences.
Mr. Cyriac Augustine, Group Chairman, CRB Group, said, “This SeleQtions hotel will allow guests to experience a slice of the rich natural beauty that Munnar is known for. We are excited to partner with IHCL, India’s leading hospitality company, to create a unique hospitality experience for guests in the heart of the “Kashmir of South India.”
With the addition of this, IHCL has 14 hotels in Kerala including three under development.
About CRB Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd.
CRB Hotels and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. is part of the CRB Group of Companies helmed by Cyriac Augustine, the Group Chairman. Some of their key projects include the CRB Cochin Palace hotel in Kochi and CRB Serene Valley Resorts in Munnar. The vision of the organization is to expand its hospitality projects across India and the Middle East in coming times.
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 247 hotels including 65 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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