India Tourism Development Corporation

The India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) is a hospitality, retail and education company owned by the Government of India, under the administration of the Ministry of Tourism. Established in 1966, it owns over 17 properties under the Ashok Group of Hotels brand, across India.[3]

India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.
Company typePublic
Founded1 October 1966
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Key people
Sambit Patra (Chairman)
G. Kamala Vardhana Rao (Managing Director)[1]
ProductsAshok Group Hotels, Duty Free, Travel Solutions, Advertising Solutions, Engineering Consultancy, Education and Training, Event Management, Art Gallery
Total equity75 crores
OwnerGovernment of India (87.03%)[2]

One of the hotels the government developed was the Akbar Hotel in Chanakyapuri, which was built from 1965 to 1969.[4] It remained a hotel until the mid-1980's when it was converted into office space.[5] There were plans in 2007 to convert it back into a hotel in time for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[6]

List of properties edit

Properties that are operated by the ITDC in 2022 were:

In 2011 ITDC owned hotels were:[10]

  • Hotel Patliputra Ashok, Patna, Bihar
  • The Ashok, New Delhi, Delhi
  • Samrat Hotel, New Delhi, Delhi
  • Janpath Hotel, New Delhi, Delhi
  • Hotel Jammu Ashok, Jammu, J&K
  • Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel, Mysore, Karnataka
  • Hotel Kalinga Ashok, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Hotel Jaipur Ashok, Jaipur, Rajasthan

ITDC managed hotel:[11]

  • Hotel Bharatpur Ashok, Bharatpur, Rajasthan

ITDC Joint Venture hotels:[12]

  • Hotel Lake View Ashok, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Guwahati, Assam
  • Hotel Ranchi Ashok, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  • Hotel Pondicherry Ashok, Pondicherry, Pondicherry
  • Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Hotel Nilachal Ashok, Puri, Odisha[13]

Other former properties were:

References edit

  1. ^ "Sambit Patra is new ITDC Chairperson, G. Kamala Vardhana Rao Managing Director". 31 July 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  2. ^ "The Ashok monetisation likely in three parts". Financial Express. Retrieved 9 February 2023.
  3. ^ "ITDC to bring 35 hotels under 'Ashok' brand by next year end". The Hindu. 27 August 2009.
  4. ^ "MEA to house its new offices in ITDC's prestigious Akbar Hotel".
  5. ^ "MEA to house its new offices in ITDC's prestigious Akbar Hotel".
  6. ^ Jha, Mayur Shekhar. "Govt to redevelop Akbar Bhawan". The Economic Times.
  7. ^ "Hotel Samrat in Delhi near Connaught Place – ITDC Hotels - the Ashok Group of Hotels".
  8. ^ "Best hotel in Bhubaneswar | Kalinga Ashok - ITDC Hotels - the Ashok Group of Hotels".
  9. ^ "Best Hotel in Pondicherry| Pondicherry Ashok- ITDC Hotels - the Ashok Group of Hotels".
  10. ^ "ITDC Hotels".
  11. ^ "ITDC Hotels".
  12. ^ "ITDC Hotels".
  13. ^ "Behind the con: How three men 'sold' a govt hotel in Puri". 29 October 2021.

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