Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of a Taj branded resort and spa in Gandhinagar. This brownfield resort is slated to open in early 2023.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said, “IHCL is renowned for its pioneering efforts in developing several destinations. The resort is located at a short distance from both Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, opening a new tourist circuit in the state of Gujarat. With the expanding wellness travel market, this resort is well-positioned to cater to the growing need around the circle of wellness through its renowned and award-winning Jiva spa.
He further added, “IHCL is delighted to partner once again with the Sankalp Group.”
The highlight of the 118 keys sprawling resort will be the Jiva spa with an expansive spread. Jiva is rooted in the rich and ancient wellness traditions of India, offering holistic programmes including yoga and meditation. The spa facilities will include eight treatment rooms, relaxation lounge, sensory Lounge, spa café, meditation room, sauna and steam, Turkish hammam, swimming pool and a fitness centre. The resort will also have an all-day diner, a specialty restaurant, and a lobby lounge. A large banquet hall of over 400 sq m and 8,000 sq m of lush green lawns are ideal venues for conferences as well as sophisticated social events.
Dr. Kailash R. Goenka, Director, Sankalp said, “This resort will capture the latent demand in the state for luxury wellness. After the successful launch of Taj Skyline in Ahmedabad we are happy to work together once again with IHCL.” Gandhinagar, the capital of the state of Gujarat is a blend of heritage, history and culture and is home to spiritually significant sites such as ‘Akshardham’. With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 21 hotels across Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and Ginger brands across Gujarat including five under development.