Chandigarh, 23rd of January: The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), the preeminent hospitality giant in India, has officially declared the formalization of a third hotel venture in the sacred city of Ayodhya, located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This particular project, categorized as a brownfield undertaking, will be distinguished under the prestigious IHCL SeleQtions brand.
In response to this significant development, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of IHCL, remarked, “This contractual agreement aligns seamlessly with IHCL’s strategic vision of establishing a substantial footprint in locales revered for their spiritual significance. Ayodhya, undergoing a noteworthy metamorphosis into a globally recognized pilgrimage destination, particularly with the inauguration of the Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir, is poised to attract a burgeoning influx of tourists from various corners of the globe. The addition of this new hotel underscores our unwavering dedication to nurturing cultural circuits and travel itineraries, harnessing their latent tourism potential. IHCL is set to present three distinctive brands in Ayodhya, encompassing approximately 400 rooms, and we are elated to join forces with KM Vyapar Ltd for this groundbreaking SeleQtions hotel.”
The hotel, featuring 150 keys and sprawled across a substantial 1.3 acres, strategically situates itself at a convenient distance from the upcoming Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram International Airport, as well as several prominent tourist attractions. The establishment will boast a diverse array of culinary experiences, inclusive of an all-day dining venue. Additionally, guests can indulge in recreational amenities such as a spa, swimming pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Moreover, the hotel will present over 10,000 sq. ft of banqueting space, ideal for hosting both social gatherings and corporate events. This venture signals IHCL’s commitment to enhancing the cultural and touristic allure of Ayodhya, positioning itself as a significant player in the region’s evolving hospitality landscape.