News

IHCL expands portfolio – signs 2nd SeleQtions resort in Bekal

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) today announced the signing of a new SeleQtions resort in Bekal, Kerala. 

Bekal is well known for its beach, backwaters, hill destinations and historic fort. This resort is a management contract with Gopalan Enterprises. It is a Brownfield project slated to open in 2024.

 Suma Venkatesh, Exec Vice President - Real Estate & Development, IHCL  signs hotel in Bekal
Suma Venkatesh, Exec Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL signs hotel in Bekal

Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL,said, “We are excited to bring an IHCL SeleQtions resort to expand our portfolio in the state. There is a growing demand for travel to new and emerging leisure destinations, and this signing reinforces the company’s confidence in the tourism potential of the region. It will be our second hotel in Bekal. We are pleased to partner with Gopalan Enterprises for this project.”

The 159-room SeleQtions resort is strategically situated on the backwaters and is a short drive from the beach and the historic Bekal Fort.

Spread over about 30 acres, the resort’s design will draw inspiration from the local ethos of Kerala. The hotel will have an all-day diner, a specialty restaurant and bar, and banqueting facilities including picturesque open air spaces, ideal for social as well as business gatherings. The hotel will also have a large wellness facility.

C. Prabhakar, Director, Gopalan Enterprises, said, “We are delighted to partner with IHCL for this SeleQtions resort in Bekal. We believe that the company, with its expertise, will enhance Bekal’s position as an emerging leisure destination.”     

With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 14 hotels across brands including four under development in Kerala.

About Gopalan Enterprises

Gopalan Enterprises, is one of the pioneers in residential real estate in Bangalore. The company has constructed some of the finest residential apartments and has also stepped into many other sectors including Tech Parks, SEZ’s, Malls, Schools, Colleges, Organic Farming, Aerospace, and Hospitality.

The Group recently commenced operation of its first hospitality project of 220 rooms in Bangalore.

The Gopalan Group is delighted to partner its second project with Taj SeleQtions in Bekal, Kerala. This project has created a lot of buzz in the hotel industry and is one of the most prestigious projects for the Gopalan Group.

Read More: News

Related posts

Summer break sees searches for hotels and resorts jump by 83%

Indians are venturing out for a break as searches for hotels and resorts

VITS-Kamats Group launches VITS Select- its new portfolio of mid-market hotels

VITS-Kamats Group, India’s leading chain of hotels and restaurants has now announced a new addition to its portfolio with the launch of…

Pride hotels to expand its footprints to 100 hotels by 2030

Pride Hotels to open 100 hotels by 2030.

IHCL announces the first 75-key Ginger hotel in scenic Agra

IHCL announced the signing of a new Ginger hotel in Agra. 

New research: Indian adventure tourism expected to cross $2.0 billion by 2028

A report on the Indian Travel and Tourism Industry has been put forward by an Investment Banking Anand Rathi Research team which…

Renest Hotels signs up 2 new properties in scenic Dharamshala and Haridwar

Renest Hotels and Resorts has signed up two new hotels in Dharamshala and Haridwar.

IHCL signs a 99-key new Vivanta Hotel in Thane, Maharashtra

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) announced the signing of a Vivanta hotel in Thane, Maharashtra. Located in the heart of the city on…

Lemon Tree Hotels signs new property in Malad, Mumbai

Lemon Tree Hotels’ latest hotel signing – Lemon Tree Hotel, Malad, Mumbai.

Choice Hotels India strengthens footprint with new Comfort Inn Rishikesh

With scenic views and contemporary facilities, Comfort Inn Rishikesh is an ideal option for a getaway. Choice Hotels India has added yet…

Indian hospitality sees a 39.1% YoY RevPAR growth in Q1, 2022: JLL

The Indian hospitality sector witnessed a rapid and strong recovery post the third wave in January 2022