ITC HOTELS – All You Need to Know About It!

By Harshita Nagdev on Mar 23, 2022
Themes:  Luxury  | Category: Hotels, Resorts & Cruise | Country:  Asia India

Since 1975, ITC Hotels is one of the integral parts of the ITC Limited group of companies. It is the fifth-largest luxury hotel chain in India, out of which more than 100 hotels are located in Gurugram, Haryana.

For years ITC Hotels is voted for having the best team members in the Asiatic region. The core perception of ITC Hotels is to focus on the rich culture & tourism of India.

It has more than 100 hotels spread over 70 destinations, with all hotels following their pioneered concept of ‘Responsible Luxury’. The motto is to promote luxury by implementing sustainable practices. The ITC Hotels are a perfect blend of contemporary designs and green practices to deliver luxury in an eco-friendly way.

Today, these unique steps have contributed to making ITC Hotels the greenest & lavish hotel chain on the earth. Also, fourteen of its luxury hotels have a Platinum certification of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design).

ITC Hotels offers world-class luxurious accommodation, unique experiences, internationally recognized spas & cuisines, guests, and environmental safety.

History

Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited (ITC Limited) was started on 24 August 1910. It has diversified amalgamations with businesses stretching over Fast-Moving Consumer Goods including Cigars & Cigarettes, Foods, Branded Apparel, Personal Care, Safety Matches & Incense Sticks, Education Products, Packaging & Paperboards, Information Technology, Agri-Business, and Hotels.

ITC Limited decided against entering the hospitality sector on 18 October 1975. It acquired a hotel in Chennai, their first hotel. It was renamed Welcomhotel By ITC Hotel, Chennai, now known as My Fortune. Recently ITC Hotels has also stepped into the international market with a forthcoming luxury hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ITC Hotels joined hands with RP Group Hotels & Resorts to supervise five Dubai & India Hotels under their luxurious brand ‘WelcomHotel’ and medium scale Fortune’ brand.

As mentioned above, ITC Hotels follows the philosophy of ‘Responsible Luxury’ and delivers luxury with keeping in mind nature.

ITC Hotels have also impressed world leaders & royalty like Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, and George Bush with their warm hospitality.

In 1986, ITC Ltd changed its company name to ITC Hotels.

Philosophy of ITC Hotels

Today ITC Hotels have 100 hotels in 70 different destinations and are known for their warm hospitality, traditions, and international standards services & facilities.

‘Namaste’ is the brand’s enduring symbol and ‘Responsible Luxury’ is their guiding philosophy. ITC Hotels provides the experiences of our culture & tradition and offers ultimate & authentic luxury keeping in mind the environment and sustainability of our society. Each ITC hotel is LEED-certified with its utmost focus on the planet and guests. Later it was also recognized as the 2021 USGBC Regional Leadership Award beneficiary by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Sustainability is the basis of all operations of ITC Hotels. Today, ITC Hotels is the first largest & greenest hotel chain in the world. The measures taken towards achieving sustainability are recycling water, harnessing renewable energy, consuming local produce, and treating solid wastes for a brighter future.

Each ITC Hotel boasts the history of the place and rich culture through exclusive arts, crafts, architecture, and rituals.

About the Brand- ITC Hotels

With over 100 hotels today spread across 70 destinations, ITC Hotels have shown tremendous growth not only in Indian markets but also in international markets. ITC’s hotel operates under four different brands: WelcomHotel meeting all the higher-end requirements; Fortune Hotels catering mid-market to upscale segment; and WelcomHeritage’ catering leisure heritage segment.

ITC Hotels are inspired to promote the rich heritage culture of India. The vision of ITC’s luxury hotels offers international spas & cuisines, unique experiences, high standards in accommodation, environment sustainability, and guest safety.

Sub Brands of ITC Hotels

ITC Hotels have collaborated with Marriott’s TheLuxury Collection brand. The resorts & hotels that are part of this tie-up are:

  • ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
  • ITC Grand Bharat, Gurugram
  • ITC Maratha, Mumbai
  • ITC Maurya, Delhi
  • ITC Grand Central, Mumbai
  • ITC Royal Bengal & ITC Sonar, Kolkata
  • ITC Mughal, Agra
  • ITC Kohenur& ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad
  • ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa, Goa
  • ITC Rajputana, Jaipur

All these above luxury hotels are known for their warm hospitality, higher-end services, and reflect the tradition & culture of each destination.

Other brands represented by ITC Hotels are:

  • Welcomhotel: Luxurious collection of hotels offering comforting and warm services to leisure & business travelers. Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Vadodara, Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Shimla, Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Pine N Peak, Pahalgam, Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Guntur.
  • Mementos by ITC Hotels: The brand is a collection of distinctive hotels spread across different destinations ranging from historic properties, modern equipped to hidden retreats. Mementos Shimla is one of the latest additions to this brand.
  • Fortune Hotels: The brand caters to medium to lavish segments promising great stay and destinations options for leisure & business travelers. Fortune Miramar, Goa, Fortune Park Lake City, Thane, Fortune Park, Haridwar, Fortune Park Dalhousie.
  • Storii by ITC Hotels: The brand is a collection of selected properties, designed to quench the needs of travelers looking for unique stays and located in harmony with nature as well the local community.
  • WelcomHeritage: The brand mainly focuses on lavish heritage segment hotels and offers unique heritage experiences of forts, Havelis, palaces, and resorts. WelcomHeritage Mani Mansion – Ahmedabad, WelcomHeritage Ayatana – Coorg, WelcomHeritage Kalyan Bhawan – Jaisalmer, WelcomHeritage Mohangarh Fort – Jaisalmer, WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency – Gangtok.

Top 8 ITC Hotels

The top 8 ITC Hotels are:

  1. ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa, Goa
  2. ITC Rajputana, Jaipur
  3. ITC Grand Bharat Retreat, Gurugram
  4. Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Fort & Dunes, Khimsar
  5. Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Tavleen, Chail
  6. Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Jodhpur
  7. Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, The Savoy, Mussoorie
  8. Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Pine N Peak, Pahalgam

1. ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa, Goa

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Located in south Goa, spread across 45 acres of lush green gardens, sparkling lagoons, and flowing coconut trees, the ITC Grand Goa is one of the luxurious ITC properties. The hotel is located near the scenic Arossim beach. The hotel is a beach-side property and boasts village-style architecture inspired by the Indo-Portuguese culture. Enjoy swimming in the outdoor pool facing the Arabian sea. The rooms are well-equipped with modern amenities and you get the options to select from tropical garden facing, sea-facing, and lagoon-facing. All the rooms & suites have a personal patio or balcony and a few rooms have secret gardens and rain showers too.

Statistics:

  • Rooms : 252 rooms
  • Restaurants : 6 signature food & beverage restaurants
  • Spa : Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa
  • Other Features : Games Room, Cycling, Outdoor Sports 

2. ITC Rajputana, Jaipur

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ITC Rajputana is located in the city center and is influenced by the Rajasthani architecture of traditional Havelis. ITC Rajputana invites its guests to enjoy the grandeur of the royal era. The hotel is beautifully constructed with red brick exteriors surrounded by an atrium rising gracefully level by level. The rooms are well-equipped with wooden floorings with long corridors, majestic fountains, and lush greenery all over.

Statistics:

  • Rooms : 218 rooms& suites
  • Restaurants : 5 signature food & beverage restaurants
  • Spa : Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa, Steam Room & Sauna
  • Other Features : Marwahi Bazaar, Salon, Games Room

3. ITC Grand Bharat Retreat, Gurugram

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ITC Grand Bharat is a luxurious hotel in Gurgaon with each room equipped with a seating area & air-conditioner and also modern amenities. The resort is 25 km far from UNESCO World Heritage– Kingdom of Dreams & 15 km away from the Gurgaon city.

The higher-end suite rooms feature a living room with marbles bathrooms and the upgraded ones have shared plunge pools too. If you wish to opt for Grand villas, you can enjoy a separate dining room, kitchen, hot tubs, and bars. You can avail the service of butler too.

Statistics:

  • Rooms : 100 suites and 4 presidential villas
  • Restaurants : 5 signature food & beverage restaurants
  • Spa : Kaya Kalp
  • Other Features : Signature golf course, culinary experiences, bird watching & cycling

4. Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Fort & Dunes, Khimsar

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Spread across large orchards, open courtyards, dunes, and lawns, Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Fort & Dunes are a short drive from Jodhpur and 5 km away from Khimsar Dunes Village. The fort is a well-preserved royal palace built in the 15th century by Rao Karamsji- the eighth son of Rao Jodha. The architecture of the fort represents the historical features of the 15th-century era. There are five room categories to select Standard rooms, superior rooms, preferred rooms, suite rooms, and Dhani huts. All the rooms are decorated elegantly and provide the utmost comfort to the guests.

Statistics:

  • Rooms : 89 rooms & suites
  • Restaurants : 5 signature food & beverage restaurants
  • Spa : Mirage Spa
  • Other Features : Billiards, home theatre, cooking classes

5. Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Tavleen, Chail

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Welcomhotel Tavleen Chail is 45km from Shimla, Chail, and is a hidden gem located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. If you looking to have some peaceful time with your loved ones, away from the fast-paced city life, this hotel is one of the best options. The hotel is rested on a small hill and is located amidst pine & oak forests.

The cottages & rooms are beautifully decorated with modern amenities and a balcony to sit & chill. The architecture will remind you of the past, while the amenities are contemporary.

There is a glass-lined observatory on the topmost floor here. You will be mesmerized by the scenic views and it will give you feel like you are close to the clouds. In your free time, you can enjoy exploring the Pine Trail & Oak Trail here. The more you say, the less it is for this property!

Statistics:

  • Rooms : 65 rooms, suites & cottages
  • Restaurants : 2 signature food & beverage restaurants
  • Spa : K By Kaya Kalp
  • Other Features : Library, Childcare room, swimming pool,

6. Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Jodhpur

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Jodhpur is the preferred place to enjoy the royal hospitality & grandeur of Rajasthan culture. Welcomhotel by ITC Jodhpur is located in the blue city of Rajasthan and spread across around 40500 sq. ms. It is known for boasting the vintage architecture of the region with its alluring palaces & forts.

The rooms are elegantly designed, spacious, and well-furnished. The hotel offers different room options like deluxe rooms, Jodhpur chambers, and Villas to select from. The villas are also equipped with a private plunge pool. The Mehrangarh fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace are only a few minutes away from the hotel.

Statistics:

  • Rooms : 98 rooms & villas
  • Restaurants : 2 signature food & beverage restaurants
  • Spa : K by Kaya Kalp
  • Other Features : Games room, Babysitting, cooking classes

7. Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, The Savoy, Mussoorie

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Welcomhotel by ITC Hotel, The Savoy, Mussoorie is located 2,500 above sea level surrounded by the Gharwal Hills. The architecture of the hotel inspires English Gothic architecture and the style is quite historic & elegant. The rooms are sophisticated country-style rooms, elegantly decorated with modern amenities, a heating system, and a private balcony. You can wish to book mountain view or valley view rooms as per your choice.

Statistics:

  • Rooms : 70 rooms &suites
  • Restaurants : 2 signature food & beverage restaurants
  • Spa : Akasa Spa
  • Other Features : Board games, arcade games, babysitting, and a bedside story-teller

8. Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Pine N Peak, Pahalgam

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Pine N Peak is the only resort located in Pahalgam surrounded by tall green pine trees boasting great views of river Lidder and snow-covered mountains. It is located on the Rajwas plateau near the renowned Pahalgam Golf course and away from the hustle & bustle of the town. It is one of the best resorts where you can build beautiful memories with your loved ones & families. The room is cozy and beautifully decorated with all modern amenities. There are seven different room categories to select from Heritage rooms, Superior rooms, Premier rooms, Deluxe suites, Three & Four Bedroom Cottages, and Presidential Duplex Suites.

Statistics:

  • Rooms : 66 rooms & suites
  • Restaurants : 3 signature food & beverage restaurants
  • Spa –
  • Other Features Recreation Area, Outdoor activities, Trekking& Pony Rides

Conclusion

After exploring the destination for the whole day, you need proper rest & comfort when you come back to your hotel. Well, in that case, ITC Hotels will be a great stay option for a lavish & enjoyable stay.

ITC Hotels is welcoming their guests with warm hospitality and world-class luxurious services since 1975. They are known for balancing environmental sustainability and being connected with the culture & traditions of the country.

So, don’t wait guys & book a lavish stay with your loved ones? A luxurious stay is awaiting you. If you are planning to book your stay at one of the ITC Hotels head to Online Hotel Booking Platform by Flamingo Travels and get the best deals.

Happy Travelling!

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