IHCL to double up in the Temple City of India

Vivanta Bhubaneswar set to open in 2020

Vivanta Dal View, Srinagar
Vivanta Dal View, Srinagar

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has announced its second hotel in Odisha with the signing of a new Vivanta hotel in Bhubaneswar.

IHCL, one of South Asia’s largest and most iconic hospitality company, brings together a group of brands that include Taj, Vivanta and Ginger. It opened its first hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903, and today operates 170 hotels including 25 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 80 locations.

Through the management contract with Lifeline Multi-Ventures Private Limited, the company will continue its strategic expansion plans for driving aggressive growth.

“Consolidating presence in key capital cities”

Puneet Chhatwal, managing director and CEO at IHCL, said: “The signing of Vivanta Bhubaneswar is in line with Aspiration 2022 and our domestic expansion strategy of consolidating presence in key capital cities.

“Bhubaneswar has emerged as one of the fast-growing, important trading and commercial hubs in Odisha and eastern India. It offers immense potential for both leisure and business travellers. We are delighted to partner with Lifeline Multi-Ventures Private Limited for this hotel.”

Jagadish Prasad Naik, MD, Lifeline Multi-Ventures Pvt. Ltd. and Puneet Chhatwal, MD & CEO, IHCL
Jagadish Prasad Naik, MD, Lifeline Multi-Ventures Pvt. Ltd. and Puneet Chhatwal, MD & CEO, IHCL

Vivanta Bhubaneswar, located at Patrapada in Kalinga Nagar, is part of DN Regalia Mall, a mixed-use development. The hotel will comprise 137 furnished guest rooms and other features including multi-cuisine restaurants, recreation facilities, modern meeting spaces, well-equipped conference rooms and banqueting facilities.

“The pioneers of the Indian hospitality industry”

Jagadish Prasad Naik, managing director at Lifeline Multi -Ventures Private Limited, said: “We are proud to partner with IHCL. We are delighted that through this association with the pioneers of the Indian hospitality industry, we are introducing the Vivanta brand to Bhubaneswar.”

With more than 1000 temples, Bhubaneswar is dubbed as the ‘Temple City of India’. It is the administrative, political and financial capital of Odisha — one of modern India’s first planned and fastest-developing cities.

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