Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has announced the signing of a new SeleQtions hotel in Bekal, Kerala. The resort is a Brownfield project slated to open in 2024.
The new SeleQtions hotel will be strategically located on the backwaters and will be a short drive from Bekal beach and the historic Bekal Fort. Spread over about 30 acres, the resort’s design will draw inspiration from the local ethos of Kerala. The resort will feature 159 guest rooms and suites and will have an all-day diner, a specialty restaurant and bar, and banqueting facilities including picturesque open air spaces, ideal for social as well as business gatherings. The hotel will also have a large wellness facility.
Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said:
We are excited to bring an IHCL SeleQtions resort to expand our portfolio in the state. There is a growing demand for travel to new and emerging leisure destinations, and this signing reinforces the company’s confidence in the tourism potential of the region. It will be our second hotel in Bekal. We are pleased to partner with Gopalan Enterprises for this project.
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Bekal is well known for its beach, backwaters, hill destinations and historic fort. IHCL already has a Taj resort in Bekal, Taj Bekal Resort and Spa.
Mr. C. Prabhakar, Director, Gopalan Enterprises, said:
We are delighted to partner with IHCL for this SeleQtions resort in Bekal. We believe that the company, with its expertise, will enhance Bekal’s position as an emerging leisure destination.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 14 hotels across brands including 4 under development in Kerala.
Meanwhile, in November 2021, IHCL recently announced the opening of Vivanta Sikkim Pakyong.
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