The-Palace-Hotel-in-Chail-was-built-in-1891-and-was-later-purchased-by-HP-Tourism-in-1972-and-converted-into-a-heritage-hote-HT-Photo
The-Palace-Hotel-in-Chail-was-built-in-1891-and-was-later-purchased-by-HP-Tourism-in-1972-and-converted-into-a-heritage-hote-HT-Photo

Tata group offers to buy out Chail Palace Hotel in HP

The Tata group has evinced interest in investing in the state’s hospitality sector and is said to have made an offer to purchase the Palace Hotel in Chail, which is owned by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.
By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Shimla
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2015 10:45 AM IST

The Tata group has evinced interest in investing in the state’s hospitality sector and is said to have made an offer to purchase the Palace Hotel in Chail, which is owned by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

However, the HP tourism department is reportedly reluctant to sell the prime property as it has become profitable.

Spread over 75 acres, the hotel was built in 1891 as a palace for the local maharaja and was later purchased by Himachal Tourism in 1972 and converted into a heritage hotel. It has 48 rooms, including five log huts.

At their meeting with government functionaries held in the first week of June, Tata group officials expressed interest in investing in five or seven star hotels in the state. A government official confirmed the Tatas had agreed to send a delegation of company officials to the state for the next round of talks on possible investments in the hospitality sector.

Industries director Rajinder Thakur was later quoted as saying the meeting was “quite positive”. “They (Tatas) have expressed interest in making major investments in many sectors in the state, including the hospitality industry,” he said.

As per sources, the group has begun scouting sites in popular tourist hotspots for setting up hotels and even begun discussions on the land required with the government.

Tata officials had, however, expressed reservations about road, rail and air connectivity in the state as virtually all scenic spots had no such links.

However, the government said that efforts to improve services to all the three airports – Gaggal in Kangra, Bhuntar in Kullu and Jubbarhatti in Shimla – were being made in earnest, besides emphasising there were several helipads across the state.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
A branch of a huge cluster tree fell on the biker.
A branch of a huge cluster tree fell on the biker.

Mumbai: Biker crushed to death after tree branch falls on him; one injured

By Ram Parmar, Palghar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:53 AM IST
A 41-year-old biker was killed after the branch of a huge tree fell on him at Chandulal Wadi, in Bhayander (West) on Saturday afternoon
Close
 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Kalyan shop fire: Body of a 12-year-old found

By Anamika Gharat, Kalyan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:44 AM IST
A burnt body of a 12-year-old boy was found in a shoe shop which was burnt in a fire, last week, in Kalyan
Close
Nitin Mahajan group celebrating their win outside Lodhi Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Nitin Mahajan group celebrating their win outside Lodhi Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Lodhi Club polls: Thumping victory for Mahajan group

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:25 AM IST
Nitin Mahajan outdid Dr Gaurav Sachdeva by 512 votes to become the general secretary of the club yet again
Close
The inconsolable family members of victim Munna Kumar in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)
The inconsolable family members of victim Munna Kumar in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Speeding truck runs over scooterist in Ludhiana hit-and-run

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:22 AM IST
A scooterist, on his way to pick up his three children from school, was run over by a truck in a hit-and-run accident in Sherpur on Saturday
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Under the shadow of uncertainty, students of foreign universities hope to pursue their dreams

By Manasi Deshpande
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:04 AM IST
PUNE Anush Chauthai, a 25-year-old student, was all set to fly to Canada on March 28, 2020 to pursue a university specialised course in Digital Forensic and Cyber Security when the lockdown in India grounded his plan
Close
HT Image
HT Image

YourSpace: Punekars treat mask rule like helmet campaign... wearable when able; hence, fines are a must

By As told to Siddharth Gadkari
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:56 PM IST
“I support wearing masks
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Greater Noida authority to hold camps for registering flats

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:29 PM IST
GREATER NOIDA: The Greater Noida authority has decided to set up special camps this month to help homebuyers register flats
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Jewar airport: 238 farmers get plots

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:28 PM IST
Noida: The Gautam Budh Nagar administration on Saturday allotted residential plots in Jewar Bangar village to 238 farmers whose land was acquired for the construction of Noida International Airport project in Jewar
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Air quality in Noida, Ghaziabad deteriorates

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:28 PM IST
Noida: The air quality in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad deteriorated further on Sunday as the wind speed dropped in the afternoon, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Close
HT Image
HT Image

No Covid-19 death in last two months in Noida

By Sanjeev K Jha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:25 PM IST
NOIDA: The Gautam Budh Nagar district has not reported a single death due to Covid-19 since January 6 or in the past two months, according to the state health bulletin
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Check the oil your jalebis are being fried in

By By Pushpa Girimaji
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:02 PM IST
Have you ever watched samosas, puris, bhaturas, bread pakoras and jalebis being deep fried at a roadside eatery? The cooking oil often looks dark and murky from constant frying and repeated use of the same oil again and again
Close
HT Image
HT Image

2,000 new Covid cases take Pune district’s active case tally to 20,347

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:10 PM IST
PUNE The district reported 2,000 new Covid cases in 24 hours on Sunday which took the number of active cases in the district to 20,347 which is the highest in the country
Close
HT Image
HT Image

International Women’s Day: Women at the helm of Covid fight

By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:31 PM IST
PUNE During the Covid-19 pandemic, women took the lead in several ways, be it in the field of healthcare or simply in lending a helping hand to the needy and stranded
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Pune dist accounts for 9.41% of India’s new Covid cases

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 09:22 PM IST
PUNE A year after Pune reported Maharashtra’s first Covid-19 case, the virus is back to haunt the district
Close
At the Law college ground, Stadium Cricket Club defeated Sahamat Cricket Club by 24 runs in a group stage match. (Kalpesh Nukte/HT PHOTO)
At the Law college ground, Stadium Cricket Club defeated Sahamat Cricket Club by 24 runs in a group stage match. (Kalpesh Nukte/HT PHOTO)

Women’s T20 cricket league has NextGen female cricketers playing for keeps

By Jigar Hindocha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Pune: The Girls Sadu Shinde Cricket League (T20), being played at the Law college ground has little fanfare, hype or buzz associated with the shortest form of international cricket
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP