|The Rs. 43,000-crore business conglomerate ITC is setting up a luxury resort and spa at Mahabalipuram, a heritage tourism spot near Chennai.|
The resort, ITC Vilasa, is expected to be launched in the middle of this year. It would come up 25 km from south of Chennai, overlooking the Bay of Bengal, says the company website.
"ITC Vilasa will comprise 92 luxurious rooms, many of which are sea-facing, 12 exclusive ocean suites, a presidential villa and a dedicated honeymoon suite," it said. An ITC spokesperson said, "The proposed property is expected to enrich the portfolio of ITC's Hotels Division and will contribute to India's tourism potential. However, it is too premature to discuss specific details at the moment."