Hotel Rugby was incorporated in 1991. It is promoted and managed by Kantiben Thacker, Darshana Thacker, Mihir Thacker and Maunik Thacker.
The core business activity of Hotel Rugby is hotels and restaurants. Its hotel at Matheran is spread over 13 acres of land, with the total 57 rooms, including two softs, three duplex units and 32 super deluxe rooms. Seven rooms suites and duplex are air-conditioned. The hotel also has facilities of indoor and outdoor games, children's playground, conference hall for 100 persons, dining hall to serve 125 persons at a time and a library.
The hotel at Matheran has been closed since February 2006. The assets of the company have been taken over possession by the lending bankers in view of the default in repayment of loan taken for the project. The company has submitted application for One Time Settlement and for revival scheme to the consortium of banks led by The Kalyan Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd. The company ceased to operate the sweets and catering business with effect from August 1, 2006, in view of the expiry of agreements for conducting business with Naived Hyamand and Thacker Caterers. With this, the company has not operated any of its business activities.
Thus with the closure of the sweet and catering business and sale of the hotel at Matheran, the board is considering various options for revival of business, either as a joint venture or strategic partnership with a suitable partner in the business of the company.