Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) announced the signing of two new hotels in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Both, Vivanta and Ginger branded hotels are Greenfield projects.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL said, “These signings are in line with IHCL’s vision to strengthen its presence across spiritual centres in India. Ayodhya is an important pilgrimage site and receives a very high footfall throughout the year. These hotels will also complete the travel circuit with Lucknow and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. We are delighted to partner with Bhardwaj Global Infraventures Private Limited for these two hotels.”
The complex with the two hotels, sprawled over five acres, is strategically located at a comfortable driving distance from the upcoming Ayodhya International Airport. The 100-room Vivanta will offer an all-day diner, large banqueting spaces, and recreational facilities including a pool, and health club. The 120-room Ginger will house Qmin, the all-day diner serving local and global cuisines, meeting rooms, and a fitness centre.
Mr. Ramendra Pratap Singh, Director and Mr. Shivendra Pratap Singh, Project Head, Bhardwaj Global Infraventures Private Limited said, “We are excited to partner with IHCL, India’s leading hospitality company which is known for pioneering destinations in the country. The Vivanta and Ginger hotels will be the first branded hotels in Ayodhya and will deliver a world-class hospitality experience to the guests visiting the holy city.”
Located on the banks of River Saryu, Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, one of the most revered deities in Hinduism. The city is known for its ancient temples and is a popular pilgrimage destination.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 19 hotels across Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta, and Ginger brands across Uttar Pradesh including nine under development.