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MUMBAI, 25 NOVEMBER 2023:
Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of its sixth hotel under the Ginger brand in Kerala. The Greenfield project is expected to open in 2027.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL said, “With the addition of Ginger Bekal, IHCL will have three of its brands present in the destination. Bekal with its beautiful natural landscape is a key tourist attraction in Kerala and the new hotel will cater to this growing leisure market. We are delighted to further our partnership with Hotel Pearl Dunes Pvt Ltd.”
The 150 -key hotel is strategically located on the Kerala State Highway at a drivable distance from Mangalore International Airport as well as important tourist destinations. The hotel will feature Qmin, the all-day diner offering a variety of global and local favourites, a banquet hall with additional meeting rooms, swimming pool, a fitness centre and a kids play area.
Mr. KM Abdul Latheef, Managing Director, Hotel Pearl Dunes Pvt Ltd. said, “Taking ahead our partnership, we are excited to announce our third hotel with IHCL. Ginger Bekal will offer the travellers a new experience with its vibrant design and leisure offerings.”
Bekal, a quaint town in the Kasaragod district of Kerala offers many tourist attractions like the Bekal fort, temples and serene beaches.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 19 hotels across Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and Ginger brands in Kerala including six 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.