Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has signed a pact with Bengaluru Airport City Ltd (BACL) for opening a new hotel at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.
The 775-key property, a combination of a 450-room Vivanta and a 325-room Ginger hotel, will be a management contract with BACL to operate another hotel at the international airport where the hospitality brand already operates Taj Bangalore.
The proposed hotel will be located in close proximity to the concert arena that is currently under development and will be part of the sustainable Airport City being developed by BACL.
The Vivanta and Ginger branded hotels will offer elaborate banqueting facilities. It is slated to open in 2025.
Commenting on the signing, Puneet Chhatwal, managing director and chief executive officer, IHCL said:
“Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru is one of the fastest-growing airports in the world. This new upcoming hotel complex, along with Taj Bangalore, will offer a combined inventory of 1,150 rooms catering to the needs of this dynamic and evolving market. We are delighted to extend our partnership with Bengaluru Airport City Limited.”
Elaborating on the partnership, Rao Munukutla, CEO, BACL said:
“We are happy to collaborate on this hotel complex with IHCL as we believe this partnership will put the Airport City on the national and international convention circuit. This is a stepping stone towards making BLR Airport a significant destination for the region. The Airport City project will not only help meet the growing commercial needs of people but also create massive job opportunities, as well as boost economies of the state and the country.”