Hospitality firm Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has opened a new hotel under its SeleQtions brand in Kolkata, West Bengal.

Opened in partnership with real estate firm Ambuja Neotia Group, the hotel is named Raajkutir and features 33 rooms.

IHCL managing director and chief executive officer Puneet Chhatwal said: “We are delighted to extend IHCL’s portfolio in Kolkata with the addition of Raajkutir – our first SeleQtions branded hotel in the city. Kolkata is a major business and cultural centre, and we remain committed to growing our presence in East India. This new opening further strengthens our partnership with the Ambuja Neotia Group.”

Raajkutir hotel boasts approximately 4,600m2 indoor and outdoor banqueting space which can host conferences and social events. It also features the award-winning Indian and all-natural Jiva Spa.

Dining venues include all-day dinner East India Room that caters authentic British Colonial and Bengali Zamindari cuisine; Loafer’s Café serves Victorian-style high-tea; and The Swig offers a collection of select beverages.

The new addition takes IHCL’s portfolio to six hotels across brands in Kolkata, which also includes two under development.

It also takes the SeleQtions brand’s total portfolio to 24 hotels including 18 in operation.

Ambuja Neotia Group chairman Harshavardhan Neotia said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with IHCL once again. Raajkutir is perfectly positioned to capture the growing leisure and conferencing demand in Kolkata.”

In September last year, IHCL expanded its footprint in the country with the addition of a new hotel in the state of Goa.