The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has announced the signing of a Vivanta hotel at Heathrow Airport in London in partnership with Hayre Group. This signing will mark a significant milestone for IHCL and the Vivanta brand which caters to the upscale segment of business and leisure travellers.
Commenting on the signing of this agreement, Puneet Chhatwal, MD & CEO, IHCL said, “IHCL was the first Indian hospitality company to foray into the United Kingdom with the iconic St. James' Court hotel in 1982. Today, we are proud to partner with Hayre Group Limited in bringing the first Vivanta branded hotel to London. This signing is in line with our growth strategy of adding hotels in key locations globally.” The new 108-rooms Vivanta hotel is a Greenfield project slated to open in 2021, conveniently located across from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at Heathrow Airport.
Commenting on the partnership, Talwinder Hayre, Director, Hayre Group Limited said, “We are delighted to partner with The Indian Hotels Company Limited in introducing the Vivanta brand to the UK market. We look forward to bringing the legendary Indian hospitality to London Heathrow, one of the busiest airports in the world.”
IHCL also operates the renowned St. James' Court hotel, a Taj Hotel and the luxurious Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, in London, located footsteps from Buckingham Palace.