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Indian Hotels Company Ltd. to open 15 new properties, add 1,747 rooms

Indian Hotels Company Ltd plans to open 15 new hotels and add nearly three times as many rooms to its portfolio in the current fiscal under its new chief executive Rakesh Sarna as it did last year.
This will take the total count at the country's largest hotel chain, which owns the Taj Group of Hotels & Resorts, to 17,492 rooms across 146 properties under Taj, Vivanta by Taj, Gateway and Ginger brands. The chain has signed management contracts for a Taj hotel with Bangalore International Airport Ltd and three Gateway hotels at Zirakpur, Dehradun and Wayanad.

Other hotels to open this year include Taj hotel at Santacruz, Mumbai, and at BIAL, Bengaluru; two Vivanta by Taj hotels at Guwahati and Amritsar; two Gateway hotels at Hinjewadi and Pune, and a resort at Jim Corbett National Park.