Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) today announced the signing of its second hotel in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh under the SeleQtions brand. A franchised hotel in management with Sohum Hotels & Resorts, the operational hotel will be rebranded under the IHCL SeleQtions brand.
Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL, said, “With a strong footprint across India, it is IHCL’s continuous endeavour to expand and strengthen its presence in key tourism destinations. Stretching across the magnificent Dhauladhar Range, Dharamshala is popular among tourists, scholars and pilgrims alike. The signing of our first hotel here under the SeleQtions brand will help re-imagine the hospitality landscape, while allowing travellers to immerse themselves in authentic local experiences. We are happy to partner with Sohum Hotels & Resorts for this project.”
Nestled within the serene Kangra Valley and at an easy driving distance from Kangra airport, the SeleQtions hotel, spread over three acres, offers undulating views of the mighty Himalayas. Guests can enjoy a variety of global and local cuisine at the all-day dining restaurant, bar, lounge and alfresco speciality restaurant. Recreational facilities will include a swimming pool and an open gym, making the hotel an idyllic destination for travellers.
Ojas Garg, Founder & Managing Director, Sohum Hotels & Resorts, said, “One of the most visited destinations in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is a traveller’s paradise. We are delighted to partner with IHCL to introduce the SeleQtions brand in Dharamshala, which will further tap its vast tourism potential. With the hotel design weaving together local culture and heritage with modern aesthetics, it will strike a chord with the experiential traveller.”
A hillside town in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is prominent within the Buddhism circuit and home to the Dalai Lama. Known for its scenic natural beauty, rolling tea gardens, and many temples and shrines, Dharamshala also houses the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have three hotels across brands in Himachal Pradesh including two under development.