PANAJI, JUNE 02, 2022: On the occasion of the 35th Goa Statehood Day, Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa was felicitated for its outstanding contribution to the economic and social development of the tourism sector in the state at a celebratory event organized by the Department of Information & Publicity at Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula. Taj, India’s Strongest Brand* across sectors, is the hallmark of Indian hospitality from the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) with a legacy spanning over 118 years.
The key accomplishments of the resort recognized include: active involvement with the state authorities to achieve benchmark standards for tourism in Goa; establishing transformative growth over the years leading to greater profitability and market leadership; nurturing a culture of responsibility and care towards the planet with sustainable tourism practices; inclusive and collaborative approach towards helping improve the quality of life and giving back to the local communities.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vincent Ramos, Senior Vice President – IHCL, Goa said, “We are honoured and humbled to have played a role in being of service to the state.IHCL has always been synonymous with Goa since its inception with the introduction of Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa and will continue to contribute towards the development of the tourism industry in the state. Under the recently announced Ahvaan 2025 – IHCL’s three-pronged strategy to grow profitably in the coming years, the local communities will share in the benefits of our presence with maximized local employment and new avenues for potential business opportunities.”
Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa was the first luxury beach resort in the country to open its doors in 1974, to welcome the world to India’s sunshine state. It was the host hotel for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 1983. Thus, IHCL became a pioneer in establishing Goa as a leisure destination on the international tourism map. With a footprint of 21 unique destinations and over 1500 rooms across a wide spectrum of brands,IHCL continues to define the changing landscape of tourism in Goa as the largest hospitality operator and leader in the tourism sector.
*Brand Finance India 100 Report 2022
About The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the hallmark of iconic hospitality, SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels, Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels and Ginger, which is revolutionising the lean luxe segment.
Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel – The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL has a portfolio of 200 hotels including 42 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 100 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is South Asia’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.