The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has announced the signing of a luxury hotel in Shiroda, situated in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. The land is on lease from the Government of India.
This signing will put Shiroda on the travel map of domestic and international travellers
Shiroda is a small village with long stretches of beaches and coconut palms. It is also famous for the Vetoba Temple and its Malvani cuisine.
Speaking about the signing, Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and CEO, IHCL, said, “IHCL has put many locations like Rajasthan, Kerala, Goa, Coorg, and the Andamans on the global tourist map. With the help of the Ministry of Tourism and the Government of Maharashtra, we will create a world-class beach resort in Shiroda. This development will create and enhance employment opportunities whilst contributing to tourism revenues to the state of Maharashtra.”
Spread over 138 acres, the luxury resort will have 150 rooms including 46 villas. It will have several restaurants, a bar, and conference facilities. Also, under IHCL’s brand of Jiva Spa, a wellness facility will be set up at the resort. Furthermore, the large open spaces will be converted into outdoor entertainment, sports facilities, and landscaped gardens.
Two new airports are also being developed to make it easier to travel to Shiroda. One will be at Mopa in Goa and the other will be at Chipi in Maharashtra.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will now have 27 hotels across Maharashtra.