(Ms. Suma Venkatesh, Exec. Vice-President, IHCL with Mr. KM Abdul Latheef, MD, Hotel Pearl Dunes Pvt Ltd)
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MUMBAI, 22 NOVEMBER 2023:
Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of a new Vivanta hotel in the heart of Kochi, Aluva.
Speaking on the occasion, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said, “IHCL’s brand Vivanta debuts in Kochi with this signing. This will be our seventh hotel in the city – a testament to the city’s importance. We are delighted to further strengthen our association with Mr. KM Abdul Latheef with a second hotel.”
The 95-keys hotel is strategically located at Aluva, a comfortable driving distance from the airport as well as leisure spots. The hotel will feature an all-day diner and bar, 4,500 square feet of banquet space, swimming pool, a gym and a spa.
Mr. KM Abdul Latheef, Managing Director, Hotel Pearl Dunes Pvt Ltd. said, “We are happy to work once again with IHCL, India’s hospitality leaders. This hotel will offer guests a flavor of the stylish Vivanta brand in Kochi.”
Kochi is the financial, commercial and cultural capital of the state of Kerala. It ranks first in the total number of international and domestic tourist arrivals in Kerala and is the gateway to other popular leisure destinations.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 18 hotels across Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and Ginger brands across Kerala including 5 under development.
About Hotel Pearl Dunes Pvt Ltd:
Hotel Pearl Dunes Pvt Ltd is led by Mr. KM Abdul Latheef, who has business interests in India, Qatar and UAE. These include hyper markets, textiles, automobiles, steel, shipping and an oil company in the Middle East. He also owns hotels in Kerala.
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 276 hotels including 81 under development globally across 4 continents, 11 countries and in over 100 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is India’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is listed on the BSE and NSE.