Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) today announced the signing of a Vivanta hotel in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This is a management contract for an existing hotel in the city, which would be undergoing extensive renovations before being flagged as Vivanta.
Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said, “This signing is in line with IHCL’s strategy of strengthening our domestic presence in key cities. Ahmedabad is a thriving economic and industrial hub. The company will now have three of its brands – Taj, Vivanta and Ginger present in the city. We are delighted to partner with Leela Tradelinks Private Limited.”
Vivanta Ahmedabad, a 176-room hotel is strategically located on SG Highway, a comfortable driving distance from Gandhinagar, the state capital as well as important business complexes. The hotel’s dining options will include Mynt, the all-day dining restaurant, lobby café Swirl and a specialty restaurant. The recreational facilities will be a pool, fitness center and spa, meeting rooms and a banquet hall for social and business gatherings. It is a Brownfield project slated to open in 2022 after completion of its planned renovations.
Komalkant F Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, Leela Tradelinks Private Limited said, “We are happy to partner with IHCL for Vivanta Ahmedabad. This will be the first Vivanta in the city, bringing in a refreshing new take in hospitality. I am confident that the collaborative efforts of Leela Tradelinks and IHCL will help redefine the new age of hospitality in the city of Ahmedabad.”
Ahmedabad, situated on the banks of the Sabarmati, is Gujarat’s largest city. It is an important commercial centre. The historic city of old Ahmedabad has been declared as India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have five hotels in Ahmedabad including one under development.