Asian Hotels (North) Ltd is one of the leading player in the Indian hospitality industry operating a chain of deluxe category hotels under the brand Hyatt Regency Hotels. The company presently operates one five-star deluxe hotel in Delhi with the name Hyatt Regency Delhi. Hyatt Regency New Delhi is located at Bhikaji Cama Place and is a 5-Star Deluxe Hotel. The hotel has 508 rooms and suites and is well equipped with High Speed Internet, Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre, Business Centre, Boutiques, Salon and Restaurants offering a wide variety of dining options.
Asian Hotels (North) Ltd was incorporated in the year 1980 as Asian Hotels Ltd and was promoted by R S Saraf, R K Jatia, Chaman Lal Gupta, 3 Non-resident Indians together with Sushil Gupta and Shiv Jatia, their Indian Associates. The company set up their first-grade room facilities for guests during the Asian Games in the year 1982. The hotel started full-fledged commercial operation in the year 1983.
In December 9, 2002, the company incorporated a subsidiary company, namely GJS Hotels Ltd. In order to have their presence in other geographical location, they commissioned two new five star deluxe hotel category in the name Hyatt Regency Kolkata and Hyatt Regency Mumbai. The former commenced full fledged operations in January 1, 2003 and the later in April 1, 2003.
During the financial year 2007-08, the company acquired three wholly owned subsidiaries, namely Chillwinds Hotels Ltd, Vardhman Hotels Ltd and Aria Hotels and Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd. The company also entered into other business segment namely power generation and installed two Wind Turbine Generators on March 27, 2008 and March 31, 2008 respectively.
During the year 2008-09, the company acquired additional interest in Regency Convention Centre and Hotels Ltd, an erstwhile associate company, thus making the said company as a subsidiary company.
The promoters of the company are constituted in three major groups since the inception of the company. They are the Jatia Group, the Gupta Group and the Saraf Group. In due course of time, each of the three groups has acquired independent interests in the hospitality industry. To avoid any potential conflict of interest amongst the three groups inter-se and the other shareholders of the company, the promoters agreed on restructuring of the company by way of scheme of arrangement.
The company entered into a scheme of arrangement and de-merger with Vardhman Hotels Ltd (now known as Asian Hotels (East) Ltd) and Chillwinds Hotels Ltd (now known as Asian Hotels (West) Ltd) which became effective on February 11, 2010.
Pursuant to the scheme of arrangement and de-merger, the assets and liabilities of Mumbai Undertaking and Kolkata Undertaking respectively were de-merged, transferred and vested with Chillwinds Hotels Ltd and Vardhman Hotels Ltd and the company retained the residual assets which mainly consisted of Hyatt Regency Delhi Hotel. Also, the company changed their name from Asian Hotels Ltd to Asian Hotels (North) Ltd with effect from February 16, 2010.
Pursuant to the scheme of arrangement and de-merger, each of the promoter groups, namely the Jatia Group, the Gupta Group and the Saraf Group respectively acquired independent control of Asian Hotels (North) Ltd, Asian Hotels (West) Ltd and Asian Hotels (East) Ltd. Consequently, the Jatia Group controls over 59% shares in the company.
The company plans of making a foray into 'Serviced Apartments' and has commenced construction of a new building/ complex, which is expected to be completed during the financial year 2011-12, with a built-up area of approximately 14000 sq mtrs, housed in a separate stand-alone tower.
The company also plans to renew and expand their existing facilities at Hyatt Regency Delhi. Such renovation and expansion shall be carried in two phases spanning over the years 2010 to 2013, for operational expediency and to avoid inconvenience to the guests during peak season.
The first phase includes expansion of existing facilities by adding 24 bays and a multi-cuisine restaurant, and up-gradation of fitness center and renovation of existing suites, which is expected to be over by March 31, 2012. The second phase comprising construction of new ballroom, pre-function area, additional meeting rooms and additional 24 bays, is expected to be carried out between April 2012 and August 2013.
In addition, the company is also exploring substantial acquisitions in companies having operational undertakings in hospitality sector.