Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has signed two new Taj-branded hotels in Phobjikha and Paro, in Bhutan. These are Brownfield projects.
Commenting on the signing, Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL said, “These signings demonstrate IHCL’s commitment to the region and our focus on expanding our footprint in key leisure destinations. We are delighted to bring two Taj-branded hotels to the Kingdom of Bhutan with its stunning natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage. This also furthers our longstanding partnership with the CG Group.”
The 45-key Taj resort in Paro is spread over 7.6 acres and surrounded by protected forests is a tranquil oasis in the lap of nature, graced by a stream running along the property. The idyllic retreat will offer an all-day diner, speciality restaurant and bar, complemented by recreational amenities including an indoor swimming pool, gym, spa and meeting facilities. Steeped in history, Paro boasts sacred sites and historical buildings set against a breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
Nestled in the enchanting Phobjikha valley, the 34-key Taj resort spread over 3.5 acres will feature an all-day-diner, alfresco speciality restaurant, bar along with spa and fitness facilities. Phobjikha promises adventurous journeys, from mountain treks to visits to the venerable Gangtey Monastery, all amidst a serene environment that leaves a lasting impression.
Dr. Binod Chaudhary, Chairman, CG Corp Global and CG Hospitality Global said, “Taking forward our partnership with IHCL spanning 25 years and 12 assets across 6 countries, the two Bhutan hotels built with sustainability at the core, will showcase the unique blend of traditional Bhutanese charm and Taj’s unmatched hospitality, offering travellers an unforgettable stay in the Himalayan kingdom.”