IHCL to develop 775-room hotel at Bangalore Airport
BENGALURU: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) announced on Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with Bengaluru Airport City Ltd (BACL) for the development of a 775-room hotel at the city’s Kempegowda International Airport.
The hotel, a combination of a 450-room Vivanta hotel and a 325-room Ginger hotel, will be subject to a management contract with BACL to operate another hotel at the international airport where IHCL already operates. the Taj Bangalore.
BACL, a subsidiary of Bangalore International Airport Ltd, was founded to develop Airport City as a mixed-use development, consisting of business, medical and biotechnology parks, a world-class shopping center, reception, convention and exhibition centers and a central park.
The Airport City will offer leisure, shopping, entertainment and hospitality, with a versatile concert arena to host major conventions and shows.
Puneet Chhatwal, MD and CEO of IHCL, said: âKempegowda International Airport in Bangalore is one of the fastest growing airports in the world. This upcoming new resort, along with the Taj Bangalore, will offer a combined inventory of 1,150 rooms to meet the needs of this dynamic and evolving market. We are delighted to extend our partnership with Bengaluru Airport City Limited. “
The proposed hotel will be located near the concert arena currently under development and will be part of the airport city. The Vivanta and Ginger branded hotels will also have extensive banquet facilities to capture the growing potential of MICE demand (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions). Its opening is scheduled for 2025.
âWe are happy to collaborate on this hotel complex with IHCL because we believe that this partnership will place Airport City on the national and international congress circuit. It is a stepping stone to make BLR Airport an important destination for the region, âsaid Rao Munukutla, CEO of BACL.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 12 hotels in Bangalore.
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