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MUMBAI, 29 NOVEMBER 2023:
Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announces the opening of Taj Taal Kutir, Kolkata. Located in proximity to the Kolkata International Airport, hotel blends its colonial design with its contemporary setting in the smart city of New Town.
Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, said “Taj with a strong presence in Kolkata for over three decades now extends its offering with Taj Taal Kutir in New Town. With this addition, IHCL is addressing the growing demand of emerging micro-markets in the city. Serving as the gateway to East India, Kolkata holds immense commercial and tourism potential and we remain committed to growing our presence in the region. We are delighted to once again partner with Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia and the Ambuja Neotia Group.”
Overlooking the 100-acre lake in the Eco Park, Taj Taal Kutir offers 75 luxurious rooms and suites with colonial touches of high ceilings, vintage-style furniture, and sit-outs. Guests can enjoy their favourites at The Verandah, the all-day diner, indulge in the classic jazz & Gatsby era inspired bar – Rhyddim or choose to spend languid evenings at The Lakeview Lounge. Embrace wellness at the award-winning J Wellness Circle spa with its wide-ranging holistic practices rooted in the rich and healing traditions of India. The expansive banqueting and conferencing facilities spread across 50,000 sq. ft offer six venues ranging from 3,000 sq. ft. to over 12,000 sq. ft. It includes indoor and outdoor spaces with open to sky terraces, making it an ideal destination for grand social events and conferences.
Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group said, “We take great pleasure in the inauguration of the Taj Taal Kutir, offering a luxurious getaway in Kolkata’s contemporary township of New Town juxtaposed with art-deco architecture reminiscent of a past era. Taj Taal Kutir is the newest addition to the portfolio of these boutique offerings which are called ‘Kutir’. It is the fifth in the series after Guras Kutir, Ganga Kutir, Raajkutir and Chia Kutir. We have taken yet another step forward in our partnership with IHCL, adding our third hotel in Kolkata.”
Kolkata, the ‘city of joy’ is an important commercial hub and is a blend of heritage, history and culture.
With this addition, IHCL will have six hotels across Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and Ginger brands in Kolkata including one under development.
About the Ambuja Neotia Group:
Ambuja Neotia is a prominent and respected corporate house headquartered in Kolkata with its forte in real estate and recent forays into hospitality, healthcare, and education.
The company, under the stewardship of Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia has been responsible for landmark projects in and around Kolkata. Udayan, Kolkata’s first condoville built on the PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model made good living ‘affordable’ for the first time in the country and earned Shri Harshavardhan Neotia, the Padmashree in 1999. This was followed by several mini township projects and housing complexes in Kolkata, Durgapur, Burdwan and Siliguri.
With City Centre Salt Lake, the mall concept was revolutionised. Leisure destinations like The Fort Raichak and Ganga Kutir were created by the river Ganges. The Group also forayed into healthcare with the setting up of Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre. Eco space Business Park was developed to give the city smarter, greener workspaces for better work-life balance. With the vision of imparting education that transforms students into leaders for global society, the Group embarked on a new journey with The Neotia University.
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 80 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.