ITC Hotels has signed a management agreement with Pravez Constructions for the Welcomhotel Kalimpong resort in the Indian state of West Bengal, as reported by FinancialExpress.
According to the hotel company, the new greenfield upscale property spanning four acres of land will offer 70 rooms that provide views of the majestic Himalayas and the scenic valley.
Situated in Kalimpong, the hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant, a bar, a speciality restaurant and a lounge, as well as 15,000ft² of indoor and outdoor event spaces.
A fitness centre, a games room, a library, a spa and a children’s club are among the amenities at the resort.
ITC Hotels divisional chief executive Anil Chadha said: “With the upcoming property of Welcomhotel Kalimpong, ITC’s Hotel Group will have a strong presence across West Bengal with eight hotels across various segments.
“The Welcomhotel brand trajectory is growing fast across both business and leisure locations and we are grateful for the trust that the owners have placed in the brand.”
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In West Bengal, the hotel chain currently has two properties: ITC Royal Bengal and ITC Sonar. The addition of Welcomhotel Kalimpong further expands its footprint in the state.
Currently, ITC Hotels has 25 Welcomhotels across India, with more in the pipeline.
The recent openings within the brand are located at various destinations, including Manali, Jim Corbett, Amritsar, Bhubaneshwar, Chail, Katra and Guntur.
ITC’s Hotel Group provides hospitality solutions through a network of over 115 hotels, offering more than 11,000 rooms across 80 different locations in the country.
In August, the conglomerate company ITC’s board of directors gave approval to the scheme of arrangement involving the demerger of the hotel business, with the listing of the new company anticipated in a timeline of about 15 months.