Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced its debut in the state of Chhattisgarh with a Taj branded hotel. The hotel is a brownfield project.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said, “This signing is in line with IHCL’s vision to be present in every state capital of the country. Chhattisgarh is one of the fastest developing states in India. Raipur is a major commercial hub for the state as well as Central India. We are delighted to partner with Krish (Raipur) Hotels Pvt Ltd, a part of Vyapak Group and bring the Taj brand to the city.”
The 152-room luxury hotel is strategically located at a short driving distance from Raipur Airport on the Atal Path Expressway which connects the city to the new Capital “Naya Raipur”. It will feature an all-day diner, a speciality restaurant, a bar and lobby lounge. The hotel will have over 1,300 sq. m of banqueting space with a large conference hall, two spacious meeting rooms, breakout rooms and a business centre. It will also offer an auditorium – a first in the city. The hotel will introduce IHCL’s signature Jiva spa brand to the city with other recreational facilities including a swimming pool, gym and a salon.
Mr. Mukesh Shrivastava, Managing Director, Krish (Raipur) Hotels Pvt Ltd said, “We are delighted to partner with IHCL, India’s leading hospitality company to launch its iconic brand Taj, which has been ranked as the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand. Taj Raipur will define the hospitality landscape in the city.”
Raipur is the capital of the state of Chhattisgarh. It is abundantly rich in mineral resources, and is among the biggest producers of steel and iron in the country. With its steel mills, terracotta industries and ancient temples, Raipur is the perfect blend of modern development and classic heritage.