The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) 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, managing director and chief executive officer, 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 Vivanta hotel is a Greenfield project slated to open in 2021, conveniently located across from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at Heathrow Airport. The hotel will have approximately 108 spacious rooms, an all-day-diner, a bar and lounge, gym as well as banqueting and meeting space facilities. Additionally, the hotel will house the fourth outpost of the legendary restaurant, Bombay Brasserie, famed for its authentic, eclectic Bombay and Indian cuisine.
Commenting on the partnership, Talwinder Hayre, director, Hayre Group, 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.