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Indian Hotels Company Limited takes a lead to eliminate plastic acROSS its hotels THIS EARTH HOUR

Mumbai, March 22, 2018: Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris, Vivanta, Gateway and Ginger Hotels are participating in a plastic elimination challenge over a period of two weeks in support of Earth Hour. The hotels at IHCL would compete with each other in giving up plastic usage through innovative solutions. The most impactful and replicable initiatives will be judged for potential scaling across the company.  In addition, 30 of its luxury hotels have replaced plastic wrapped dry amenities in their rooms, such as toothbrush, shaving kit etc. with eco-friendly substitutes.  

Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Indian Hotels Company Limited said, “In line with IHCL’s commitment to safeguard the environment, the initiative of phasing out plastic is a vital step towards developing sustainable practices. We look forward to introducing more such measures with every passing year.” 

IHCL has been participating in Earth Hour Global for many years with great enthusiasm. This year as well, all IHCL hotels, would observe a one hour switch off of electricity from 8.30 to 9.30 pm on 24th March, 2018 with a host of interesting guest and employee engagement activities.

About The Indian Hotels Company Limited

Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries, bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. IHCL operates 144 hotels globally across 4 continents, 11 countries and 72 locations. Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel - the Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903.

The iconic Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is Indian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL) flagship brand for the world’s most discerning travellers seeking authentic experiences in luxury. The brand’s unique hotel portfolio comprises world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic grand palaces. 

Vivanta provides new generation travellers a contemporary and creative hospitality experience that matches their bon-vivant lifestyles. The Gateway Hotel brand welcomes guests to a refreshingly enjoyable and hassle-free experience, anytime, everywhere, offering the highest consistency in quality, service and style. Ginger, IHCL’s revolutionary concept in hospitality for the budget segment in India is also its largest. Ginger Hotels are designed and operated with the ethos of providing reliable, safe and clean rooms that provide guests with a restful sleep experience coupled with a refreshing and reviving start to each day. Taj SATS Air Catering, a joint venture of the Indian Hotels Company, and SATS (formerly known as Singapore Airport Terminal Services), is the market leader in airline catering.

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is amongst South Asia’s largest Indian hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.

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