IHCL Expands Its Presence in West Bengal With The Signing of Taj Ganga Kutir Resort & Spa, Raichak


MUMBAI, JUNE 27, 2023: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of Taj Ganga Kutir Resort & Spa, its newest addition to the luxurious Taj portfolio in Raichak, West Bengal.

“Serving as the gateway to North East India, West Bengal holds immense potential. The introduction of Taj Ganga Kutir Resort & Spa at Raichak will extend our presence in the state and leverage the region’s thriving commercial and tourism prospects and will also complement our existing hotels in Kolkata and Darjeeling. This collaboration further strengthens the long-standing association with the esteemed Ambuja Neotia Group with our seventh hotel venture together.”

Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Ganges River, Taj Ganga Kutir Resort & Spa with its 155 well-appointed rooms, offer a perfect blend of luxury and comfort. The resort will offer multiple dining options, an all-day diner, Oriental and Bengali cuisine specialty restaurants to cater to diverse palates. The lounge bar and library bar will provide elegant spaces to unwind and savour handcrafted beverages. The over 70,000 sq ft of banqueting space, including expansive Riverside lawns, will make for ideal venues for conferences as well as sophisticated social events. The resort will feature a gaming zone and an entertainment arcade. Guests can embrace health at J Wellness Circle Spa, with its wide-ranging holistic practices rooted in the rich and ancient healing traditions of India.

“We are thrilled to partner once again with India’s leading hospitality company which is known for its pioneering efforts in putting new destinations on the world tourism map. We are confident that with the iconic Taj – India’s Strongest Brand as per Brand Finance; the partnership will have a positive impact on tourism in the region”

Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group

Raichak, situated on the banks of the Ganges River, is a hidden gem in West Bengal known for its serene views and lush greenery.

With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have ten hotels across Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and Ginger brands across West Bengal including five under development.

About the Ambuja Neotia Group

Ambuja Neotia is one of the most prominent and respected corporate houses headquartered in Kolkata, with its forte in real estate and subsequent forays into hospitality, healthcare and education.

The company, under the stewardship of Harshavardhan Neotia, has been responsible for landmark projects in and around Kolkata. Udayan, Kolkata’s first condoville built on the PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model, made good living ‘affordable’ for the first time in the country and earned Harshavardhan Neotia the Padma Shri in 1999. Upohar~The Condoville, one of the largest residential projects of Ambuja Neotia, brought together efficiency, comfort and luxury, transforming dreams into reality.

With City Centre Salt Lake, the mall concept was revolutionised. Leisure destinations like The Ffort Raichak and Ganga Kutir were created along the river Ganges. The Group also forayed into healthcare with the setting up of Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre. Ecospace Business Park was developed to give the city smarter, greener workspaces for better work-life balance. With the vision of imparting education that transforms students into leaders for a global society, the Group embarked on a new journey with The Neotia University.

The Group continues to launch strings of projects across Real Estate, Hospitality and Healthcare to add to the experiences and keep making a difference to the way people live.

About The Indian Hotels Company

Limited The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the iconic brand for the most discerning travellers and ranked as the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand and India’s Strongest Brand as per Brand Finance Hotels 50 Report 2022 and India 100 Report 2023, respectively; SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels; Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels; and Ginger, which is revolutionising the lean luxe segment.

Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel – The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL has a portfolio of 270 hotels including 80 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 100 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is India’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.