Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has announced the signing of three Taj hotels with Ambuja Neotia Group. The new deal includes two hotels in Kolkata and one in Patna.
IHCL already has a partnership with Ambuja Neotia Group for Taj Chia Kutir, Darjeeling, West Bengal and Taj Guras Kutir in Gangtok, Sikkim. Overall, these five projects will culminate to a total of 500 rooms.
The Taj Hotel at Ambuja City Centre, Kolkata:
This hotel is strategically located and is in close proximity to the airport and the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, one of the largest convention centres in south Asia. The hotel featuring 147 rooms, is slated to undergo extensive refurbishments before it reopens as a Taj hotel in 2021.
The Taj Hotel at Eco Park:
Located in New Town, this hotel offers 57 rooms overlooking Eco Park’s 112-acre water body. It houses state-of-the-art banqueting and convention facilities and is slated to open in 2021.
The Taj Hotel at Ambuja City Centre, Patna:
This will be the first branded luxury hotel to enter the city. The hotel will have 126 rooms and will be the ideal choice for conventions and meetings. It will open in December 2022.
Commenting on the news, Puneet Chhatwal, managing director and chief executive officer, IHCL:
“We are very committed to the eastern part of India as we believe that it has tremendous potential. With the announcement today, we are further strengthening our footprint in the region and building on IHCL’s legacy in some of the most commercially and culturally important cities of the east. These signings also cement our relationship with the Ambuja Neotia Group.”
Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group said:
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with three more hotels under the ‘Taj’ brand with IHCL. Taj is globally renowned, and we look forward to bringing their legendary hospitality to all our hotels. This partnership will give a strong impetus to the development of tourism in the Eastern region.”