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Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) announces new General Manager of Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior

Mumbai, 19 January 2018: Indian Hotels Company Limited announced the appointment of Vivek Sharma as General Manager of Taj Usha Kiran Palace Gwalior. With more than 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Vivek Sharma brings leadership experience and a dedication to service to his new role within Taj group.

 “Taj Usha Kiran Palace is an incredible hotel in the princely state of Gwalior. I am thrilled to join this talented team continuing to offer our guests the high level of service that defines the Taj brand ” said Vivek Sharma. Vivek has managed very successful restaurants and bars across hotel and resorts in Maldives, Kolkata and Bangalore.  He began his career as a Management Trainee and holds a Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology from the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Lucknow.  Working his way up, Vivek’s last assignment was Director of Food & Beverage at Vivanta by Taj – MG Road, Bangalore. Vivek remains passionate about serving guests. In his free time, Vivek enjoys playing cricket, football and table-tennis and experiencing new restaurants.

“I welcome Vivek to Taj Usha Kiran Palace Gwalior. He will work with his hotel team in developing this unique palace  to offer the best of local history and modern comfort said Rohit Khosla, Senior Vice President, Operations - North, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris.

Taj Usha Kiran Palace, built in 1880 by HH Maharaj Jayaji Rao Scindia, is situated amid nine acres of lush landscaped gardens in Gwalior; a city in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The medieval masterpiece summons memories of a glorious past. Once the hallmark of Indian royalty, it fuses rich history and lavish amenities to offer inimitable luxury and hospitality with regal splendor.

True to the aesthetic spirit of Gwalior, exquisite craftsmanship is the hallmark of the palace. The palatial rooms evoke Gwalior's royal heritage with period furnishings and ornate accessories. Culinary heritage from the Maratha and Nepal royal kitchens is woven into the menu at Silver Saloon, the multi-cuisine restaurant. Indulgence extends itself to the ancient healing and wellness therapies of the famous Jiva Spa.

About Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is lndian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL) brand for the world’s most discerning travellers seeking authentic experiences in luxury. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the crown jewel has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house. Vivanta provides new generation travellers a contemporary and creative hospitality experience that matches their work-hard, play-hard lifestyles. 

The Gateway Hotel welcomes guests to a refreshingly enjoyable and hassle-free experience, anytime, everywhere, offering the highest consistency in quality, service and style.

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is the iconic flagship brand of Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL). IHCL also operates hotels in the economy segment with the Ginger brand, a pioneer in the branded budget hotel space in India and also its largest. Indian Hotels Company Limited runs TajSats Air Catering, a joint venture of the Indian Hotels Company, and SATS (formerly known as Singapore Airport Terminal Services), the market leader in airline catering, providing inflight catering at key cities.

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