IHCL expands its footprint in Sikkim; Opens Taj Guras Kutir Resort & Spa, Gangtok
Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announced the opening of Taj Guras Kutir Resort & Spa in Gangtok. The resort nestled in the alpine landscape of Sikkim is set amidst lush greenery and offers panoramic views of the majestic Kanchenjunga.
Chandigarh, September 25, 2023: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announced the opening of Taj Guras Kutir Resort & Spa in Gangtok. The resort nestled in the alpine landscape of Sikkim is set amidst lush greenery and offers panoramic views of the majestic Kanchenjunga.
The Chief Minister of Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) graced the occasion with his presence. This grand inauguration ceremony was a momentous event, attended by prominent dignitaries.
Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said, "The launch of Taj Guras Kutir Resort & Spa in Gangtok demonstrates IHCL’s commitment to the commercial and tourism potential of the region. After Pakyong, the presence in Gangtok, strengthens our footprint in the charming state of Sikkim, and offers a new travel circuit. We are delighted to further our relationship with the Ambuja Neotia group.”
The 69-key resort sprawling over 14 acres is a serene hide out. The architecture emphasizes a strong sense of the indigenous culture and the resort is a blend of Sikkimese aesthetics and contemporary design. Bringing in the picturesque vistas of the outdoors, each of the spacious rooms features a unique Thangka, the local Buddhism inspired paintings. Taj Guras Kutir Resort & Spa offers a unique gastronomic experience to the patrons with its forest-themed, all-day diner Machan, a pan-Asian specialty, Soi & Sake and Guras Lounge & Bar serving Hi-tea and cocktails. The lavishly designed banquet and meeting rooms are ideal to host social soirees and corporate get-togethers. Guests can embrace wellbeing at J Wellness Circle, with its wide-ranging holistic practices rooted in the ancient wellness traditions of India. For those who relish entertainment, the resort also provides a dedicated games room.
Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group, said, “Our continued and valued partnership with IHCL will introduce the world travellers to the lesser explored regions of North East India. We have embarked on a journey to bring bespoke design contexed to each location which is elegant, understated and luxurious. These boutique offerings are called ‘Kutir’! The Taj Guras Kutir is the fifth in the series after Ganga Kutir, Raaj Kutir, Taal Kutir and Chia Kutir.”
Situated in the Himalayan mountains, Sikkim offers unparalleled beauty and cultural richness. Trekking in the Himalayas, the serenity of a Buddhist monastery, or simply a respite from the chaos of urban life, Sikkim beckons.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 11 hotels with three under development in North East India. This includes three hotels across Taj, Vivanta and Ginger brands in Sikkim.