MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian Hotels Company Ltd
The company, which owns and operates the chain of Taj hotels and resorts worldwide, made an unsolicited $1.2 billion bid for U.S.-listed, luxury hotels group Orient-Express Hotels
Indian Hotels, whose flagship Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai overlooks the city's harbour and iconic Gateway of India arch, reported a net loss of 63.6 million rupeesfor the quarter ended September. It had posted a net profit of 83.5 million rupees in the year-ago period.
Net sales for the fiscal second quarter rose 6 percent to 3.79 billion rupees, the company said in a statement.
Shares in Indian Hotels ended unchanged at 63.15 rupees ahead of the earnings announcement, underperforming the wider Mumbai market that closed up 0.3 percent on Tuesday. (Reporting by Aditi Shah; Editing by Sunil Nair)