The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company is introducing the iconic Taj brand in Himachal Pradesh with the opening of Taj Theog Resort & Spa, Shimla. Nestled amidst thick cedar forests and spread over five acres, every nook and corner of the hotel offers mesmerising views of the mighty Himalayas.
Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said, “We are delighted to open our first hotel in Himachal Pradesh, often referred to as the Land of Gods. This will be the Company’s first mountain resort. With this new addition, we have expanded our resort portfolio which is the largest in India. The State has great tourism potential and we look forward to expanding our footprint to showcase the pristine beauty of this region.”
Taj Theog Resort & Spa’s design and architecture echoes colonial charm reminiscent of hill station appeal. Surrounded by the deodar forest, with pathways through apple orchards and terraced gardens, the resort is the quintessential luxurious home in the hills. Each of the 99 rooms, with warm wooden furniture, traditional rugs and tall French windows offer spacious balconies overlooking snow peaks and quaint villages. The hotel is conveniently located at a comfortable drive from the two key cities of Shimla and Chandigarh.
“Taj Theog Resort & Spa is a sanctuary amidst Conifers, Cedars and tiny hamlets with the stunning skyline of the Himalayan range as a backdrop. It serves as an ideal location for guests seeking a mix of adventure and relaxation coupled with Taj’s legendary service” said Naveen Barthwal, General Manager, Taj Theog Resort & Spa, Shimla.
Guests have a choice of distinctive culinary options which include an all day dinner – Tragopan that offers the robust Pahari cuisine along with global cuisines and comfort food – Peony, the oriental restaurant offers Sichuan and Cantonese cuisines. Theog Junction, the pub is an imaginative tribute to the classic narrow-gauge toy train that chugs from Kalka to Shimla.
The resort also houses an expansive Jiva Spa, Taj’s award winning spa brand that is deeply rooted in India’s rich heritage of wellness, a temperature controlled pool with a sun deck and specially curated local experiences to ensure a memorable stay.