The Park Hotels has announced plans to manage what has been referred to as “the oldest hotel in India”.

The Denmark Tavern in Serampore – built in 1786 and restored from ruins in 2010 – features six rooms and a café, and will join The Park Collection when it opens later this year, a brand described by The Park Hotels group as being “intimate, personalized, and tailored to transmit inimitable guest experiences”.

Commenting on the news Priya Paul, chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd. said,

“We are delighted to manage The Denmark Tavern on behalf of the West Bengal Government. The Park Hotels will build on the rich legacy of the Tavern and bring it and the area back to life.

“The hotel will soon be buzzing with guests enjoying a quiet break on the banks of Hooghly and the sights and sounds of old-world Serampore and beyond.”

The Park Hotels group comprises three brands – The Park, The Park Collection, and Zone by the Park, with properties across India, several of which are members of Design Hotels.

Recent openings include The Park Hotel Goa Baga River, located on the banks of the Baga River in northern Goa.