IHCL To Open Nainital Hotel

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) announced that they will be converting the operating heritage resort, The Naini Retreat in Nainital, Uttarakhand into an IHCL SeleQtions resort. The hill station town is also popularly known as the Lake District of India. This resort will be operated by Leisure Hotels Group under a franchise with IHCL.

Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said, “IHCL is stepping into another location in the majestic Himalayas. With this new resort, the company will present yet another unique holiday destination to its customers, in addition to its hotels at five other locations in the state of Uttarakhand – Corbett, Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Pantnagar. We are delighted to partner with Leisure Hotels Group.” 

The 52-key resort is situated on the picturesque Ayarpatta slopes, with views of the Naini Lake and the Himalayan mountains. Spread over five acres gardens and forest canopy, the resort will have an all-day diner, bar, recreational facilities including a Spa and fitness centre, meeting rooms and a banquet hall for social and business gatherings.

Vibhas Prasad, Director, Leisure Hotels Group, said, “We are humbled and honoured to partner with IHCL once again. This will be our third hotel with the company in the state. We believe that this association will enhance the tourism potential of the entire region in India and abroad.”

Nainital is located in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayas, at an altitude of over 6,300 ft., surrounded by mountains. Set amidst alluring valleys with sparkling lakes, lush green landscape, and variety of wildlife, it is visited by tourists all through the year.

With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have six hotels in Uttarakhand including two under development.

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