Tata Group’s subsidiary and South Asia’s largest hospitality company Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) has announced a luxury hotel in Shiroda, Maharashtra.

The company has signed agreement that will see a land being leased from the Government of Maharashtra to the company.

The land is located in the Sindhudurg district of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

IHCL managing director and CEO Puneet Chhatwal said: “We thank the Government of Maharashtra for enabling and supporting us with this project.

“IHCL has pioneered many destinations and put locations like Rajasthan, Kerala, Goa, Coorg, and the Andamans on the global tourist map.

“With the help of the Ministry of Tourism and the Government of Maharashtra, we will be able to create a world class beach resort in the idyllic destination of Shiroda.

“This development will create and enhance employment opportunities whilst contributing to tourism revenues to the state of Maharashtra.”

Covering 138 acres of land area, the luxury resort will feature 150 rooms including 46 villas, with gardens, outdoor entertainment and sports facilities on the open spaces.

The luxury hotel will have several restaurants, a bar and conference facilities.

The project will also include an advanced wellness centre that will fall under IHCL’s brand of Jiva Spa.

IHCL will now have 27 hotels across brands in the state.

In July last year, the IHCL, which is the parent company of the Taj hotels, announced its plans to revamp its exclusive business club, The Chambers.