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From left - Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, MD & CEO, IHCL and Mr. Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL

Mumbai, May 10, 2018: The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), today announced a major expansion of Taj Bangalore, adding 220 guest rooms along with additional facilities. The hotel opened its doors in December 2015 with 154 rooms.

Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) said, “This expansion is in line with Aspiration 2022. I am delighted that Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL), has expressed their vote of confidence in us and will invest in enhancing capacity. With a total of 374 keys and state-of-the-art conferencing and banqueting facilities, we are certain that the hotel will establish a strong and successful presence in the competitive Bangalore market.” 

Conveniently located just minutes from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, Taj Bangalore, through its contemporary, sleek and spacious design, offers guests a window into the progressive spirit of the Garden City.

Mr. Hari Marar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BIAL said, “The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has seen unprecedented growth in the last few years and the Taj Bangalore has been extremely successful in supporting this growth. BIAL is happy to partner with IHCL to increase the capacity of the hotel and looks forward to the iconic Taj brand continuing to serve the city of Bangalore with its warm and renowned hospitality.”

IHCL has eight hotels in Bangalore across its brandscape.

About Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport)

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru is the first Greenfield airport in India to be built on the public-private partnership model. It is operated by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), where private promoters hold 74% (Fairfax 54% and Siemens Projects Ventures 20%) stake in BIAL, while the Government holds the remaining 26% (Karnataka State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited – 13%, Airport Authority of India – 13%).

The Airport began operations in May 2008 and has significantly enhanced the regional and worldwide air connectivity of Bengaluru and Karnataka. It is currently the busiest airport in South India and the third largest in the Country. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has been adjudged the ‘Best Regional Airport in India & Central Asia’ by Skytrax in 2017 and 2018. For more information log on to

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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.   Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel - the Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903 and currently operates 145 hotels globally across 4 continents, 11 countries and 72 locations.  

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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