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 99.68% of its capital. The Board of Directors of the company consists of eleven members who are nominated by the Government. 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 40 years back.
BSLhad 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.
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 is now doing an extensive renovation of its hotel to meet the brand standard of InterContinental for rebranding it as InterContinental Dhaka.
After successful deal with IHG, BSL has achieved another milestone by getting the award for management, maintenance and operation of Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), the prestigious has been signed between BSL and Public Works Department (PWD) of Ministry of Housing and Public Works on 17 June 2012. BSL has taken over the posssession of the site on 1st July 2012 for operation and management of BICC.