Bangladesh Services Limited (BSL) is a Public Limited Company which came into operation in the year 1973. The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh owns 99.6% of its capital. The Board of Directors of the company consists of nine members. The Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourism is the Chairman of the Board. The Company has been engaged in the hospitality business since its inception and has pioneered international standard five star hotel business in Bangladesh more than 45 years back.
BSL had been doing hotel business in the name of Ruposhi Bangla Hotel since May, 2011 until it was closed for renovation in September 2014. However, the operation of VIP lounge in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, which is being used by the leading airlines as their business and first class passenger lounge, has not been closed and is being run by BSL.
Prior to Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, BSL did the hotel business as Hotel Inter-Continental Dhaka from 1973 to 1983 under an agreement with Inter-Continental Hotels Corporation and as Dhaka Sheraton Hotel from 1984 to April, 2011 under an agreement with Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels and Resorts Pte Ltd. (former Sheraton Overseas Management Corporation).
On 19th February 2012, BSL has signed a Management Agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd.(IHG) for a 30-year term for management of its hotel with the option to renew the agreement for 2 terms of 5 years each. BSL undertook an extensive renovation of its hotel to meet the brand standard of InterContinental for rebranding it as InterContinental Dhaka. After renovation, the hotel has been rebranded and inaugurated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of the Govt. of the People's Republic of Bangladesh on 13 September 2018 in the name of InterContinental Dhaka. The hotel has started its commercial operation from 1st December, 2018.
After successful deal with IHG, BSL has achieved another milestone by getting the award for management, maintenance and operation of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), the prestigious conference centre of the country, for the next 10 (ten) years. In this regard, a contract (lease) agreement has been signed between BSL and Public Works Department (PWD) of Ministry of Housing and Public Works on 17 June 2012. BSL has been managing, maintaining and operating BICC from 1st July 2012.
Mr. Md. Mokammel Hossain
Mohammad Atiqur Rahaman