The Ambuja Neotia group currently has five deals with IHCL — two in Kolkata and one each in Kurseong, Gangtok and Patna. They add up to 500 rooms developed at an investment of Rs 800 crore.
Of these, the Kurseong property, Taj Chia Kutir, is operational. In addition, the hotel at City Centre II (formerly Swissotel) is being refurbished and Taj Guras Kutir that is under development in Gangtok are expected to open later this year.
The timeline for completion of two other properties — a 57-room Taj resort hotel at Eco Park and 126-room Taj hotel in Patna — is 2022-23.
Only thereafter will the land parcels in Darjeeling, Gorumara, Sunderbans, Labong be taken up for development, said group chairman Harshvardhan Neotia.