Theog is a Tehsil in the district of Shimla. It is located some 32 kilometres from the crowds of the city centre, known most for having still retained the old-world charm and quiet of a Himalayan hill station. Its position on the tourism map is expected to get a shot in the arm as IHCL has introduced the iconic Taj brand with the opening of Taj Theog Resort & Spa, Shimla. The hotel stands amidst thick Cedar forests, spread over five acres, and provides stunning views of the Himalayas. It is a big development in the luxury segment space in Himachal Pradesh.
Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, expressed “delight” at the first launch in the Himalayan state. “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,” he said.
Taj Theog Resort & Spa’s design and architecture have a colonial-era charm. 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 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 diner – 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; a temperature-controlled pool with a sun deck and specially curated local experiences.