Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) today announced the signing of Gorbandh Palace in Jaisalmer. The hotel will be converted into an IHCL SeleQtions hotel post comprehensive renovations. This hotel is in partnership with Historic Resort Hotels (HRH).
Commenting on the occasion, Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL said, “With the signing of this hotel, IHCL is stepping into another strategic location in Rajasthan. We will now complete the important tourist circuit of Jaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer. We thank Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar for having reposed his trust in us for the third hotel in this partnership.”The 83-key hotel is located in the heart of Jaisalmer, close to major tourist attractions. The yellow sandstone heritage hotel will have an all-day diner, bar, recreational facilities including a spa, a banquet hall and gardens for social and business gatherings. The hotel will shut down and undergo a complete renovation before it is launched under the SeleQtions brand in the second quarter of 2023.
Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, Chairman and Managing Director, Historic Resort Hotels (HRH), said, “This is the 50th year of our very special relationship with IHCL, which commenced with Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur in 1971 and continued with Taj Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur. We strengthen our relationship with Gorbandh Palace, Jaisalmer. I am very confident that the company will enhance the tourism potential of Jaisalmer.”
Nicknamed ‘The Golden city’, Jaisalmer in the Thar desert, stands on a ridge and is crowned by the ancient Jaisalmer Fort. Many of the houses and temples of the fort and the town below are built of finely sculptured sandstone, which gives it a golden colour.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 21 hotels across brands in Rajasthan including eight under development.