Indian Hotels Company, which operates the only hotel next to the Bengaluru Airport, is now expanding its presence at the airport. This is interesting because they are planning to go three times their current size there.
Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), which operates the Taj, Vivanta, SeleQtions and Ginger brands, announced the signing of an agreement with Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL) for a 775-room hotel at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport).
The hotel will be a combination of a 450-room Vivanta and a 325-room Ginger hotel. This will be a management contract with BACL to operate another hotel at BLR Airport, where IHCL already operates Taj Bangalore. With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 12 hotels in Bengaluru.
The proposed hotel will be located close to the concert arena that is currently under development and will be part of the sustainable Airport City being developed by BACL. The Vivanta and Ginger branded hotels will have extensive banqueting facilities to capture the growing potential of the MICE demand. It is slated to open in 2025.
Remember, the Bengaluru airport is developing a second terminal, which will increase its capacity to serve the number of passengers per annum.
Commenting on the signing, Mr Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said,
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru is one of the fastest growing airports in the world. This new upcoming hotel complex, along with Taj Bangalore, will offer a combined inventory of 1,150 rooms catering to the needs of this dynamic and evolving market. We are delighted to extend our partnership with Bengaluru Airport City Limited.
BACL will develop an Airport City at BLR Airport, much like Delhi Aerocity, with mixed-use development, consisting of business, medical and biotech parks, malls, hospitality, convention and exhibition centres and a central park. The Airport City will offer leisure, retail, entertainment and hospitality, with a multipurpose concert arena for hosting large conventions and shows.
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