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The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) Takes Additional Strides to Promote Gender Equality at the Workplace

Mumbai, March 7, 2018: The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) today announced two new programs in-line with its commitment to promote equal opportunities for women.

The first is an incentive program for referring women candidates which entails a 30-50 percent higher referral amount to employees in case their selected reference happens to be a woman.

The second is a policy announcement to reimburse expenses for family expansion and overall health treatments which cover various medical procedures including IVF treatments, freezing of egg, embryo and sperm including artificial insemination.

 Dr. P V Murthy, Senior Vice-President and Global Head - Human Resources, IHCL said, “We have been consistent in championing the cause for women. The extension of medical benefits and the women referral program is in-line with our commitment to encourage women for diverse roles in the company.”

IHCL has been instrumental in enabling women associates to take a leap by breaking gender stereotypes. The company also provides seven months of paid maternity leave, with an ‘Extended Maternity Leave’ option to avail three months of additional leave once the statutory leave period ends. Compulsory crèche facilities across all hotels have been yet another significant move by IHCL.

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 travelers 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 travelers 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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