Indian Hotels Company (IHCL),India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of a Taj branded resort at Kollam, Kerala. The resort is a Brownfield project.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL said, “With this signing, we further strengthen IHCL’s longstanding presence in Kerala. As a historic seaport city renowned for its picturesque landscapes and cultural heritage, Kollam holds immense potential as a prominent tourist destination. It is also the southern gateway to the renowned backwaters of the state. We are pleased to collaborate with Mr. Chacko Paul for this hotel. “

Nestled on a sprawling 13-acre site along the scenic Thirumullavaram Beach, the resort boasts nearly 600 feet of pristine beachfront. It will feature 205 rooms, each with breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea. The resort will showcase a wide array of amenities including an all-day diner, a specialty vegetarian restaurant, a chic bar, a rejuvenating spa, an inviting swimming pool, and a fully equipped gym. With over 20,000 sq. ft. of versatile banqueting space and expansive lawns, it serves as the perfect venue for both corporate gatherings and social events.

Mr. Chacko Paul, Managing Director, M/s. Joy’s The Beach Resort Pvt Ltd, said, “We are delighted to partner with IHCL, recognized as India’s hospitality leader, for the development of this resort. With their proven track record of pioneering new destinations, we are confident that IHCL will elevate Kollam to a prominent position on the global tourist map.”

Kollam, situated on the serene shores of the Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, is a popular leisure city. It is famous for its backwaters, beaches, islands, and rich cultural heritage embodied by ancient temples, churches, and mosques. It attracts travellers for its wellness offerings including authentic Ayurveda.

With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 20 hotels across Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and Ginger brands in Kerala including 6 under development.

About the owner

Mr. Chacko Paul is a reputed hotelier with hotels in Kerala and Tamil Nadu including Travancore Heritage at Chowara, Thiruvananthapuram  and Le Pondy at Pondicherry.

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 India’s Strongest Brand 2023 as per Brand Finance; SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels; Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels; and Ginger, which is revolutionising 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 310 hotels including 92 under development globally across 4 continents, 13 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.

Please visit: www.ihcltata.com; www.tajhotels.com; www.seleqtionshotels.com; www.vivantahotels.com; www.gingerhotels.com

For more information, please contact: kirti.dhingra@ihcltata.com

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