ITC Hotels has announced the reopening of Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels on Cathedral Road, Chennai, a renowned property established in 1975 and now unveiling its splendid new transformation. As an iconic hotel renowned for its world-class hospitality offerings, it aims to contribute significantly to the city’s dynamic tourism and business landscape.
Aligned with ITC Hotels’ commitment to ‘Responsible Luxury,’ Welcomhotel Chennai is dedicated to the highest standards of environmental stewardship. The hotel proudly holds LEED® Platinum and LEED Zero Carbon certifications, affirming its dedication to sustainability, the use of renewable energy, water conservation and recycling, and concrete measures to preserve the ecosystem. With self-owned and offsite wind farms supplying maximum renewable electrical energy, the hotel actively works towards minimizing its carbon footprint.
Situated at No. 2, Cathedral Road, with convenient access to international and domestic airports, Welcomhotel Chennai holds a special place as the inaugural property of ITC’s hotel group, marking the beginning of a new era in hospitality.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Anil Chadha, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC Hotels said, “Welcomhotel Chennai holds a very special place in the ITC Hotels group and is our tribute to this great metropolis. A gateway to south India, Chennai is a cosmopolitan hub that offers the perfect blend of deep-rooted traditions and modern influences. We are delighted to bring back this iconic hotel that has witnessed decades of Chennai’s transformation. Welcomhotel Chennai is a showcase of this glorious heritage”
The hotel has 90 well-appointed rooms including Executive Suites, Club Rooms and Superior Rooms. The elegantly appointed and spacious guest rooms and suites strike a perfect balance between comfort, flawless service and warmth of Indian Hospitality. The hotel adorns an intricate design, contemporary and reflective of the Southern Indian magnificence. The design aesthetics of the hotel’s décor are reflective of Chennai’s local flavour, including its beautiful art and architecture.
The hotel draws inspiration from its rich legacy – corporate titans, cultural icons, families, and individuals who have graced this iconic hotel. It has been a preferred choice for Consul Generals, members of the Indian Armed Forces, luminaries from various domains, cultivating a rich tapestry of experiences and relationships. Notably, it was the Chennai’s inaugural ice-skating destination.
Affirms Zubin Songadwala, Vice President, ITC Hotels (South and East) “The new avatar of this property epitomizes the esteemed standards synonymous with ITC Hotels in delivering unmatched quality and enriching guest experiences. Welcomhotel Chennai endeavors to uphold the legacy of being the chain’s first property. We are grateful to the people of Chennai for their patronage and shall continue to create experiences as a reminder of everything that this city represents”
A rich amalgamation of heritage, local aesthetics, contemporary veneers, and modern-day comforts, along with ITC Hotels’ renowned culinary offerings, seamlessly find expression at Welcomhotel Chennai.