IHCL STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE IN WEST BENGAL WITH THE SIGNING OF TWO GINGER HOTELS
MUMBAI, DECEMBER 22, 2022: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of two Ginger branded hotels in Durgapur and Asansol in the state of West Bengal.
Speaking on the occasion, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL said, “IHCL is committed to West Bengal and its significant commercial potential. Durgapur and Asansol are major hubs for manufacturing industries. These two signings are in line with the company’s strategy of strengthening its presence in the state. Ginger with its lean luxe offering will cater to the needs of this emerging market. We are delighted to partner with The Citi Residenci Group of Hotels”
The 55 keys Ginger Durgapur and the 80 key Ginger Asansol are strategically located on the Delhi- Kolkata highway, a short driving distance from Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport. Both hotels will house Qmin, the all-day diner serving local and global cuisines, a bar and fitness centre. They also offer banqueting and meeting spaces. Both the hotels are fully fitted leases with Ginger Durgapur a Brownfield project while Ginger Asansol is a Greenfield project.
Mr Kabi Datta, Managing Director, The Citi Residenci Group of Hotels said, “With IHCL’s legacy of being industry leaders we are delighted to bring two Ginger hotels to West Bengal’s leading cities. This partnership is the beginning and we are working closely to collaborate on future projects across multiple cities and districts in the state.”
Durgapur and Asansol are twin cities in the state of West Bengal. Durgapur is known as the Steel Capital of East India while Asansol is famous for its expansive coal mines. They are an important part of the mining and industrial belts in the region.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have nine hotels across Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and Ginger brands in West Bengal including four under development.
About The Citi Residenci Group of Hotels
“The Citi Residenci Group of Hotels is one of the leaders in the hospitality sector in South Bengal. They own and operate four standalone hotels in Durgapur and Asansol along with nearly 20 standalone restaurants across the state. They have a presence in real estate, automobiles and the education sector along with multiple retail operations.”
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 250 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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