Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) Steps Into Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh With A Vivanta Hotel
From R to L : Mr. Dhall, Owner, Dhauladhar Resorts Private Ltd.; Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, IHCL; and Mr. Mahindru, Owner, Dhauladhar Resorts Private Ltd.
Mumbai, February 13, 2020: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of a Vivanta hotel in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. This hotel is a management contract with Dhauladhar Resorts Private Ltd.
Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL said, “IHCL has been expanding its portfolio across the Himalayas. With the addition of this hotel, the company will offer its guests a choice of 13 hill station hotels and resorts in the Himalayas in India, Bhutan and Nepal. Vivanta Dharamshala will cater to both the leisure as well as the spiritual traveller. We are delighted to partner with Dhauladhar Resorts Private Limited.” Vivanta Dharamshala, a 100-room hotel, is nestled amidst lush green forests, offering panoramic views of the Dhauladhar Mountains in the Himalayas. It is a short distance away from McLeodganj, famous the world over as the hub of Tibetan Buddhism and home to the Dalai Lama. The contemporary hotel will also have a multi-cuisine restaurant, a bar, recreational facilities such as an indoor pool and spa, meeting rooms and a banquet hall for social and business gatherings. It is a Greenfield project slated to open in 2023.
Mr. Dhall and Mr. Mahindru, Owners, Dhauladhar Resorts Private Ltd. said, “We are pleased to partner with IHCL. The hotel will be a welcome addition to Dharamshala, where guests can experience the Vivanta brand’s dynamic hospitality.”
Dharamshala, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, is a scenic hill station at an elevation of approximately 5000 feet. It has always been a popular destination for both national and international tourists offering nature, adventure and spiritual tourism experiences. It has recently been declared as the second capital of the state.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL has two hotels in Himachal Pradesh.
About The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)
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 hallmark of iconic hospitality, 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 198 hotels including 41 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 80 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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