Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) which operates Taj Hotels, Vivanta Hotels, Seleqtions Hotels and Ginger Hotels has announced signing of an agreement with Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL) for a 775-room hotel at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.
The hotel will be a combination of 450-room Vivanta Hotel and 325-room Ginger Hotel. IHCL says that this will be be a management contract with BACL to operate another hotel at BLR Airport where the group already operates Taj Bangalore.
Both the hotels will be strategically located in close proximity to the concert arena that is currently under development, and will be part of the sustainable Airport City being developed by BACL. The Vivanta and Ginger Hotels will have extensive banqueting facilities to capture the growing potential of the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) demand. The hotels are slated to open in 2025.
Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said:
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru is one of the fastest growing airports in the world. This new upcoming hotel complex, along with Taj Bangalore, will offer a combined inventory of 1,150 rooms catering to the needs of this dynamic and evolving market. We are delighted to extend our partnership with Bengaluru Airport City Limited.
BACL – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bangalore International Airport Limited – has been founded to develop the Airport City at BLR Airport as a world-class destination of a truly mixed-use development, consisting of business, medical and biotech parks, a world-class mall, hospitality, convention and exhibition centres and a central park. The Airport City will offer leisure, retail, entertainment and hospitality, with a multipurpose concert arena for hosting large conventions and shows.
Rao Munukutla, CEO, BACL, said:
We are happy to collaborate on this hotel complex with IHCL as we believe this partnership will put the Airport City on the national and international convention circuit. This is a steppingstone towards making BLR Airport a significant destination for the region. The Airport City project will not only help meet the growing commercial needs of people, but also create massive job opportunities, as well as boost economies of the state and the country.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 12 hotels in Bengaluru.
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