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16 Aug 2018

Indian Hotels Company to introduce Vivanta brand to UK

The Indian Hotels Company (IHC) will open and operate a Vivanta-branded luxury hotel at Heathrow Airport in London.

Scheduled to open in 2021, the hotel will be located across from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and will have around 108 bedrooms, an all-day-diner, a bar and lounge, health club and meeting spaces.

Additionally, the hotel will house the fourth outpost of the legendary restaurant, Bombay Brasserie, famed for its authentic, eclectic Bombay and Indian cuisine.

The hotel will be the first Vivanta in Europe and IHC's third property in the UK. It also operates the St. James' Court hotel, A Taj Hotel and the luxurious Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences – both located in London.

"IHC was the first Indian hospitality company to enter the UK market when it opened St. James' Court in 1982," said Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and CEO.

"Today, we are proud to bring the first Vivanta branded hotel to London. The opening is in line with our growth strategy of adding hotels in key locations globally.”

Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, IHC opened its first hotel – the Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay – in 1903.

The company and its subsidiaries – collectively known as Taj Group – currently operates 170 hotels in 12 countries and has 25 further properties under development.

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