IHCL completes 50 years of managing Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
A luminous palace in the middle of Lake Pichhola, Taj Lake Palace is one of the most photographed properties in the world
The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has completed 50 years of managing the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur. N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons, attended the event and thanked Arvind Singh Mewar, Udaipur, Chairman and Managing Director, The Lake Palace Hotels and Motels Private Limited, for entrusting IHCL with the care of this architectural marvel and palace with such illustrious history.
“IHCL, since its inception, has maintained a steadfast commitment in showcasing India’s glorious past with some of the country’s most celebrated and authentic palaces that date back to the pre-independence era. We remain grateful to Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar for reposing faith in IHCL for 50 years with the marquee Taj Lake Palace. We further strengthened this partnership with two more properties of HRH Group of Hotels through 2020-2021, Taj Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur and the recently signed Gorbandh Palace, Jaisalmer,” said Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL.
Taj Lake Palace was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II and opened in 1746. It is the flagship property of the HRH Group of Hotels, Udaipur. A luminous palace in the middle of Lake Pichhola, Taj Lake Palace is one of the most photographed properties in the world. This spectacular palace was also where the much acclaimed James Bond film ‘Octopussy’ was filmed.
Arvind Singh Mewar, Chairman and Managing Director, The Lake Palace Hotels & Motels Private Limited said, “Taj Lake Palace is a legendary icon of Udaipur. IHCL restored it sensitively to preserve its timeless elegance and its unique history, while blending it with the conveniences of modern luxury. We are delighted to have this long standing and successful relationship with the custodians of Indian hospitality. My family and I look forward to this continued association and enhancing the region’s tremendous tourism potential.”
IHCL is a hospitality operator in Udaipur with five hotels including two under development. In line with the company’s commitment to developing the tourism eco-system, it recently introduced skill-building programmes in hospitality for the underprivileged youth. These centres are present in Udaipur, Nagaur, and Chirawa in Rajasthan.
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