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ITC Hotels ties up with Ravi Pillai Group 17 Sep 2013

The Hindu Business Line

ITC Hotels has tied up with Ravi Pillai-led R P Group Hotels and Resorts to  manage its five hotels in India and Dubai. These hotels will be run under the  company’s five-star brand WelcomHotel and upscale brand Fortune.

While the hotel at Kollam will now operate as WelcomHotel Raviz Resort  & Ayurveda Center, the other hotel will branded as WelcomHotel Raviz Resort  & Ayurveda Center Kadavu.

The company said in addition to two WelcomHotel properties, on the anvil is  also Fortune Raviz Calicut and two Fortune Raviz hotels in Dubai. “Both Kerala  and Dubai possess immense tourism potential as significant inbound and outbound  destinations for the country,” the company said.

Under a memorandum of understanding inked between ITC and R P Group Hotels  and Resorts, the two existing properties branded as WelcomHotel will run under  a management contract and will be flagged off immediately. The three Fortune  hotels will be launched subsequently.

ITC Hotels have been focusing to add several managed hotels to its brand  portfolio. “On the anvil are an ITC super-premium luxury hotel in  Mahabalipuram, a WelcomHotel in Jodhpur, Patna and Chandigarh, and more than 30  hotels under the Fortune brand,” the company added.

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