1958 : Satkar Restaurant (*), opposite Churchgate Station at Mumbai was the first Restaurant started. The success of Satkar Restaurant and increasing demand for fast-food prompted the group to launch Samrat Restaurant (*) at Churchgate in 1972 and a host of eateries and catering businesses in western India. (*) Not part of the KHIL Group now.
1986 : The Company KAMAT HOTELS (INDIA) LIMITED was incorporated on 21st March, 1986. It took over its first residential hotel in Vapi – Shalimar Hotel. The group also purchased a Residential Hotel at Khandala, a Hill Resort, between Mumbai and Pune. In the same year, Kamat Super Snacks was also started at Nana Chowk, Mumbai with 69 covers.
1988 : The group built a Three Star Hotel with 32 rooms in first phase with provision for another 60 rooms at Silvassa, a Union Territory, about kms from Mumbai.
1990 : Plaza Hotel which was a four star Hotel in operation with 81 rooms situated near Domestic Airport was purchased. The Hotel was remodelled and a Family Club with discotheque ‘Go Bananas’ was started.
1994 : The Group went public through an IPO.
1995 : Inception of the Kamats Catering Institute at Goregaon. Kamats Tours & Travels established. In September same year the Management of Kamats Plaza decided to upgrade and reopen the property as a Five Star Hotel.
1996 : Hotel Siddharth (Nasik) – 32 rooms – 3 star hotel with permit room & a turnover of Rs. 76 lakhs in 2000/01, was taken over under a management contract for 35 years.
1997 : The Orchid, An Ecotel Hotel, Asia’s first Eco Friendly Five Star Hotel, was opened to Public on 27th September, 1997.
2001 : The Company ventured, abroad by opening two of its branches to begin with in San Francisco, USA in the name of “Vithal Kamat” on Management Contract basis, further expansion is in the pipeline. In the same year ‘Vits Luxury Business Hotel at Mumbai’ was opened.
2007 : Clear Water Capital Partners funding for the New Projects. Also the First Heritage Hotel “Fort Jadhav Gadh” was opened.
2008 : VITS successfully rolls out across 5 major cities in India , Pune , Nagpur , Aurangabad , Nasik 2008 : Lotus Resorts launched and roll out across Goa, Murud Dapoli Beach, Udaipur, Silvassa, Aronda Backwaters.
2009 : Fort Mahodadhi commences 1st phase of operations.
2009 : Lotus Konark Commences operations.
2010 : Lotus Karwar commences operations 2010 VITS Delhi & Bhubhaneshwar to commence operations 2010 Orchid Mumbai Expansion to commence operations 2010 Vithal Kamat, Honourable CMD wins PATWA award at Berlin for his achievements in Hospitality Industry.