Main Photo: The current Taj Mahal Palace in Jaipur, soon to have a sister hotel in the city
Date: March 2020
Location: The hotel will be located off the Delhi Jaipur highway, close to the historic Amer Fort
Name: Taj Jaipur
No. of Keys: 250
Buyer: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) today announced the signing of a Taj hotel in Jaipur. This will be a management contract with Kanha Hotels & Spa Pvt. Ltd.
Commenting on the signing of this agreement, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL said, “Jaipur has evolved into a dynamic business, leisure and MICE destination. Taj Jaipur, along with IHCL’s diverse portfolio of authentic Palaces and hotels, is well poised to capture the growing demand of the city. We are delighted to partner with Kanha Hotels & Spa Pvt. Ltd., for this hotel.”
The hotel is a modern interpretation of Jaipur’s rich heritage and magnificent palaces. Taj Jaipur will have 250 luxurious rooms, a multi-cuisine restaurant, speciality restaurant, roof top bar and recreation facilities including the award winning Jiva Spa. The hotel will also have over 30,000 sq. ft. of banquet halls and open lawns, making it ideal for hosting large conferences and weddings. The Brownfield project is slated to open in 2023.
Mr. Vijay Sharda and Mr. Ajay Sharda, Directors, Kanha Hotels & Spa Pvt. Ltd., said, “It’s a great pleasure getting on board with IHCL, a name synonymous with trust and tradition. The stunning new hotel will be the right fit for the iconic Taj brand.”
Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan and is popularly called the Pink City because of the dominant colour scheme of its buildings. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has inscribed Jaipur among its World Heritage Sites. It has also become an important commercial hub over the years.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have nine hotels across all its brands in Jaipur.
THPT Comment: Great to see Taj continuing the growth path back in it’s native India. They have a plan to open 10 new luxury properties by 2020. The hotels will be in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Goa, Alwar, Tirupati, Waynad and two locations in Dubai (The Palm and Jumeirah Lake Towers). IHCL operates 150 hotels, of which 71 are luxury and Taj-branded.
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