Tata-owned Indian Hotels Company has signed agreement for its fourth Taj hotel in Dubai.
The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), is India’s largest and most iconic hospitality company.
Announcing the signing of a new Taj hotel at the Deira Creek in Dubai, IHCL CEO and MD Puneet Chhatwal said – Middle East is a significant market for the company.
The new hotel will be in partnership with Ithra Dubai LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai.
Chhatwal said, “We are honoured to partner with Ithra Dubai for this new hotel in Deira — the historical and cultural centre of Dubai.”
IHCL has a long tradition of managing marquee hotels with rich heritage links across the world.
The new Taj hotel is a greenfield project slated to open in early 2022, conveniently positioned 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport.
This hotel will be part of Deira Waterfront Development — one of Dubai’s most significant rejuvenation projects.
An urban oasis, the hotel will have approximately 200 spacious rooms and suites with a selection of rooms cantilevered over the water, with scenic waterfront views.
The hotel will include all-day dining and specialty restaurants, a bar and lounge, banqueting facilities and a spa.
Issam Galadari, chief executive director, Ithra Dubai LLC, said, “We are delighted to partner with The Indian Hotels Company and look forward to working with them to bring the iconic Taj brand to Deira Waterfront Development in Dubai.”
Deira is a culturally rich and vibrant part of Dubai which has been part of a major international trade route since time immemorial. Some of the popular attractions in Deira include the Spice Market, Gold Souk, Women’s Museum, Heritage House and the Dubai Dolphinarium.
IHCL also operates Taj Dubai in downtown Business Bay and has two new hotels, Taj Jumeirah Lake Towers and Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai, opening in late 2018 and 2019 respectively.
About Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris: 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 hallmark of iconic hospitality, SeleQtions with its curated and eclectic set of experiences, Vivanta with its collection of sophisticated upscale hotels, and Ginger which is revolutionizing the lean luxury 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 165 hotels including 20 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 80 locations. This includes presence in India, US, UK, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal.