Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has announced the creation of the first all-women luxury resort, the Taj Wellington Mews in Chennai, on India's east coast bordering the Bay of Bengal. This initiative is part of the Group's ongoing efforts to create an equitable workplace and ecosystem, while empowering women in the hospitality industry.
Strategically located in the Old Mahabalipuram-IT corridor of Chennai, Taj Wellington Mews will have 112 spacious and luxurious residences, headed by a female General Manager and a team of over 100 women in all operations and other departments.
Women at IHCL have played a very vital role in the organisation with their contribution and by pushing boundaries. The upcoming Taj Wellington Mews, Chennai managed by an all-women team is indeed a proud moment for all of us, and testament to the Group’s commitment towards improving the gender balance in the organization with a vibrant workforce and by providing equal opportunities to women across roles and positions..
Rakhee Lalvani, Vice President – Public Relations and Corporate Communications, IHCL
IHCL has taken many measures to promote gender equality, both within and outside the Group, such as extended maternity leave, mandatory childcare, reimbursement of expenses for family enlargement, including IVF treatment, and training for women in underserved communities and regions to improve their participation in the labor market. These efforts have resulted in the development of a talent pool and a higher rate of women throughout the Group.