ITC Hotels

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ITC Hotels
Type Public
Industry Hospitality
Founded 1975
Headquarters Gurgaon, India
Number of locations 190
Area served India
Key people Y C Deveshwar
Owner(s) ITC
Website Official site

ITC Hotels is India's second largest hotel chain with over 100 hotels.[1] Based in the Hotels Division Headquarters at the ITC Green Centre in Gurgaon, New Delhi, ITC Hotels is also the exclusive franchisee of The Luxury Collection brand of Starwood Hotels and Resorts in India. It is part of the ITC Limited (formerly India Tobacco Company) group of companies.[2] ITC Hotels is regularly voted amongst the best employers in Asia in the hospitality sector.[3]

History[edit]

ITC Limited entered the hotel business on 18 October 1975 with the opening of a hotel in Chennai, which was renamed Hotel Chola.[4] In 2006, ITC hotels owned and operated 100 hotels in 75 locations.[1] ITC Hotels have a reputation of playing host to visiting royalty and world leaders time and again.[5]

ITC Restaurants Bukhara, Peshawari, Dakshin, DumPukht and Kebabs & Kurries are well known cuisine brands today. They market a line of food products, Kitchens of India.[6]

ITC Hotels has one of the most extensive art collections in India. A museum of their collection is being planned in Kolkata.[7]

ITC brands[edit]

ITC Grand Maratha Hotel, Mumbai
Lavasa Fortune Hotel courtyard, Lavasa, Maharashtra.

The group today operates under several distinct brands:

  • Luxury Collection Hotels
  • Sheraton Hotels
  • Fortune Hotels, which has 54 hotels with 4,446 rooms in 41 cities across India[8]
  • Welcome Heritage Hotels

Art collection[edit]

Since 1975, ITC Hotels has collected a bank of art by over 50 artists including some of India’s contemporary artists like A.G. Subramanyam, Krishan Khanna, Jatin Das, Ram Kumar, M.F. Hussain, F.N. Souza, J. Swaminathan, Tyeb Mehta, Anjolie Ela Menon, Akbar Padamsee, A. Ramachandran, Satish Gujral, Meera Mukherjee, Jamini Roy, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Sanjay Bhattacharjee, Gopi Gajwani, Biren Dey, Kim Michael, G.R. Santosh and Arpita Singh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ITC Hotels India Selects MICROS as Next Generation Technology Partner". PR Newswire Association LLC. 25 June 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  2. ^ [1]
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  3. ^ "Welcomgroup tops Hewitt best employer". The Hindu (Chennai). 15 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "About us". ITC Hotels. n.d. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "President Bush arrives". Rediff. 1 March 2006. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
    - The Bill Gates suite at the Maurya[dead link]
    - Joseph, Josy (2 October 2000). "Chandragupta ready to host Putin". Rediff (New Delhi). Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "about us", Kitchens of India website
  7. ^ ITC's Art collection
  8. ^ "Fortune signs up Savoy Hotel in Mussoorie". Hospitality Biz India. 1 July 2009. 

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