Guwahati, Sept 26: In a move that augurs well for tourism and the economic landscape of Nagaland, Hotel Polo Towers Group has partnered with the state’s department of tourism to set up five-star hotels in Dimapur and Kohima.
An agreement in this regard was inked between Hotel Polo Towers Group and the Nagaland government to set up a five-star hotel with a mall in Dimapur and a five-star hotel in Kohima within an expected timeline of three to four years.
The approximate direct and indirect investment in these projects, which includes over 200 rooms across both hotels, is reportedly estimated to be Rs 150 crore.
Official sources said both the projects would be released under a public-private partnership (PPP) model and will operate on a design, build, maintain, operate, manage and transfer (DBMOMT) basis.
The Dimapur facility will feature top-of-the-line accommodation, multiple dining venues, entertainment centres and retail shops, thereby positioning itself as a complete lifestyle destination.
On the other hand, the Kohima project will focus on providing luxury hotel experience to both business and leisure travellers.
Speaking on the agreement, Deval Tibrewalla, chief executive officer and director of Hotel Polo Towers Group, said, “It’s an honour to partner with the tourism department of Nagaland. These initiatives will not only boost the hospitality sector but also contribute to job creation and economic growth in the state. This move aligns with our vision of having a hotel in every major city of the Northeast.”
K.M. Rio, director of tourism department, Nagaland, stated, “This agreement is a cornerstone in the path to advance the state’s tourism sector. We are excited to work closely with the Hotel Polo Towers Group as they have deep experience in hospitality in the Northeast. We look forward to extending all support to bring these ambitious projects to fruition.”
Notably, as the largest hospitality group in the Northeast, Hotel Polo Towers Group has a strong presence in the region with a reputation of creating and nurturing destinations. The group currently has nine operational hotels and five hotels in development.