IHCL brings Taj wellness resort to Gandhinagar

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has signed a Taj-branded resort and spa in Gandhinagar, India, with major hospitality and real estate player, Sankalp Group.

This luxury brownfield resort is slated to open in May 2023 within the western Indian state of Gujurat.

Indian wellness

The highlight of the 118-key Taj Resort & Spa Gandhinagar will be the Jiva spa, which is rooted in India’s ancient wellness traditions, offering holistic programmes including yoga and meditation. The spa facilities will include eight treatment rooms, relaxation lounge, sensory Lounge, spa café, meditation room, sauna and steam room, Turkish hammam, swimming pool and a fitness centre. 

The resort will also have an all-day diner, a specialty restaurant, and a lobby lounge. A large banquet hall of over 400 sq m and 8,000 sq m of lawns will serve as venues for conferences as well as social events.

New tourist circuit

Puneet Chhatwal, MD and CEO, IHCL, said: “IHCL is renowned for its pioneering efforts in developing several destinations. The resort is located at a short distance from both Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, opening a new tourist circuit in the state of Gujarat. With the expanding wellness travel market, this resort is well-positioned to cater to the growing need around the circle of wellness through its renowned and award-winning Jiva spa. IHCL is delighted to partner once again with the Sankalp Group.”

Dr Kailash R Goenka, director, Sankalp Group, added: “This resort will capture the latent demand in the state for luxury wellness. After the successful launch of Taj Skyline in Ahmedabad we are happy to work together once again with IHCL.”

Gujarat growth

With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 21 hotels across Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and Ginger brands across Gujarat, including five under development.

These include SeleQtions Hotel Rajkot, a conversion project delivering 120 rooms in Q1 2024; the 125-key Vivanta by Taj Ekta Nagar on the outskirts of Vadodara arriving in 2025; and another of the same brand and key count, Vivanta by Taj Kevadia, also due to deliver in 2025.