IHCL on an expansion spree, signs 52 hotels in a fiscal

Tata Group’s IHCL, with a relentless pace, has inked deals for one hotel every week this fiscal, aggressively expanding its portfolio amidst an unrivaled surge in travel post-pandemic.

The powerhouse behind Taj, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), boasts a staggering tally of 52 signed properties and the inauguration of 34 new ones since April 1, 2023. Currently, with 218 hotels in operation and a jaw-dropping 91 in the pipeline, the conglomerate is poised at an imposing total of 309 establishments.

Suma Venkatesh, EVP (real estate & development), IHCL said, “With the pace of growth increasing year on year, FY 2024 set new benchmarks with 52 signings, one contract a week. Of this, our recent strategic alliance with ‘Tree of Life’ resorts contributed 14 new hotels to the portfolio. This year we signed new projects in international locations like Dhaka, Bhutan, Nepal and Frankfurt. On the domestic front, key signings included large format hotels at International airports in New Delhi, Cochin and MOPA Goa as well as strengthened our leisure and spiritual portfolio across locations like Alibaug, Bekal, Naukuchiatal, Ayodhya and Haridwar.”

She added, “With India’s rising affluence and growing appetite for travel, IHCL will tap into emerging segments with newer offerings like upscale full-service hotels. Our next phase of growth will also be marked by harnessing our existing partnerships for multi hotel projects.”  


Brands Operating Hotels Pipeline Hotels Total
Taj 84 25 109
SeleQtions 26 14 40
Tree of Life 14 14
Vivanta 30 26 56
Ginger 64 26 90
TOTAL 218 91 309

Deepika Rao, Executive Vice President – Hotel Openings & New Businesses, IHCL added, “The onboarding of 14 Tree of Life resorts grew our presence in off-beat leisure destinations. The 20 new hotel openings saw IHCL strengthen its footprint significantly in the East and North East of India with destinations like Gangtok, Tawang, Bhubaneshwar, Durgapur and Kolkata.Additionally, the country’s premier lodging market of Mumbai saw the opening of two IHCL brands; a 371 key flagship Ginger and Taj The Trees.

She added, “With a strong pipeline of 90+ hotels, the supply addition from IHCL is set to accelerate over the next few years continuing its leadership in the domestic market while foraying in select international markets.”

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