Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels has entered into an agreement with the Government of West Bengal to manage the historic The Denmark Tavern, the oldest hotel in India, in Serampore. The Tavern was established in 1786 in what was then Fredricksnagore.
In 2010 – 11, more than 200 years after the tavern’s heyday, a group of restoration experts studied the building. It took around two years to restore the Tavern as part of the Serampore Initiative, which is a restoration programme for several Danish heritage structures led by the National Museum of Denmark and funded by Realdania, a private trust in Denmark, in collaboration with West Bengal State Heritage Commission, and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).
The restored Denmark Tavern will fall under THE Park Collection brand of THE Park Hotels. The hotel will open by September 2018.