New kids on the block
An update on new hotels and restaurants being launched in India and across the world, along with major upcoming projects
Atlantic Water World
Atlantic Water World is New Delhi’s latest and only water park, and started operations in April, 2018. It is spread across five acres and can easily accommodate more than 3000 people, under the watchful eyes of a team of highly trained lifeguards located on the Yamuna waterfront near the Okhla barrage, it’s easily accessible for all the residents of Delhi, NOIDA and Faridabad. The outdoor entertainment hub comes with diverse attractions such as a wave pool, lazy river, water coaster and a family pool. The ‘Aqua Funnel’, which is created for the first time in north India is the star attraction. The ‘Tornado’ is a ride where one will zoom down 60 feet while sitting on a rubber tube. Then there’s the ‘Storm Eye’ where one gets dropped down an elevated chute and spin like a fusili before splashing into a giant splash bowl. The park also has an exclusive kids zone. Atlantic Water World has metro connectivity right at the doorstep. The theme park is also well-equipped with various restaurants offering an array of Indian dishes along with chaat, ice-creams and refreshing mocktails.
VITS Mango Blossom, Gurugram
VITS Luxury Hotels has unveiled ‘VITS Mango Blossom, Gurugram’, a luxury corporate hotel located near Udyog Vihar Industrial Hub. Conveniently situated in the heart of the millennium city Gurugram, the hotel infuses a perfect blend of sophistication and functionality. Well-connected through railways, road and air to all major cities, the hotel offers ease of travel and transit to all the corporate travellers. The 37 guest rooms comprising of deluxe rooms and superior rooms presents a corporate sojourn with all amenities. Mirroring the aura of elite class living, each of the rooms boasts of tastefully adorned décor, upscale comfort, luxury ambience and exclusive facilities. There are diverse gastronomic options at Dalchini, the spiced multi-cuisine restaurant serving continental, oriental along with various regional Indian cuisines. The hotel houses a pure vegetarian restaurant, ‘Kamats’ that serves delicacies in South Indian, Punjabi and Mughalai flavours. The indoor banquet hall can accommodate 50 guests while the green outdoor lawn can host events for 100 guests.
ITC Kohenur, Hyderabad
ITC Hotels has announced the addition of ITC Kohenur in Hyderabad as the 12th hotel to join its luxury hotel portfolio, from June 1, 2018. Envisaged as a tribute to the traditions and distinct character of its locale, ITC Kohenur is a testament to the multifaceted rich heritage of the region. Located in the heart of Hyderabad’s new business district, overlooking the Durgam Cheruvu Lake, the hotel endeavours to create ‘Rare and Priceless’ experiences through its super-premium offerings; 271 high technology enabled rooms, suites and service apartments, six culinary brands reflecting ITC’s tradition of culinary excellence, state-of-the-art meeting and convention spaces, Kaya Kalp spa and well-being offerings, complemented by the customary warmth of ITC Hotels. A stand-out in-room tech feature is the amalgamation of all services through the E-Butler iPad. The hotel features nine versatile and state-of-the-art meeting, banquet and conference spaces. This includes the pillar-less Deccan State room, which can be divided into two separate halls, each with its own pre-function area. The hotel also boasts of two sprawling outdoor venues, the Pearl Deck & the Golconda greens that are perfect for a range of theme events, corporate functions, celebrations and parties.
Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road
Chennai welcomes its seventh AccorHotels property with the opening of Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road. The chic Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road is ideally and conveniently situated in the heart of the city within walking distance of many clubs like Madras Club and elite neighbourhoods like Boat Club. The hotel is well located for the local and international traveller as it is less than a 30-minute drive from both the Chennai International Airport and the Chennai Central Railway Station. Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road is the first Novotel with a contemporary design and interior. The hotel has been conceptualised by SODA, an international design firm known for creating fresh, innovative yet sustainable spaces. The contemporary feel starts at the entrance of Novotel Chennai Chamiers road, which has been inspired by various 20th century buildings of the city, giving it an earthy yet modern look. The hotel features around 100 well-appointed rooms including four suites, as well as rooms designed for the specially-abled. The hotel also boasts of four meeting rooms which can accommodate more than 100 guests for conferences, meetings, events and other social gatherings.
Regenta Central Hestia, Dahej
Royal Orchid Hotels has announced the launch of their new property Regenta Central Hestia in Dahej, Gujarat. Located at about 12 kilometres from Dahej’s Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the new property is located at a close proximity to the beautiful coastline of Gujarat, Gulf of Cambay. The hotel is connected to many key business cities of Gujarat like Surat, Rajkot, Bharuch etc., making it an ideal destination for transient and business travellers. This four star property features 69 well-appointed rooms that are equipped with modern amenities and refreshing interiors that help travellers unwind from the daily hustle-bustle. The hotel offers an all-day gastronomical dining menu at a multi-cuisine restaurant- PINXX to its guests. The boardroom with its state-of-art infrastructure can host events ranging from group business meetings to social gatherings and corporate events.
Lords Resort Chotila
Lords Hotels & Resorts, Gujarat’s biggest mid-market hotel chain has announced plans of launching another new resort in the state. Currently under construction, the resort is expected to commence operations in the last quarter of 2018 making it the chain’s 16th property in Gujarat and overall its 29th. To be launched as Lords Resort Chotila, the forty-six rooms resort will offer accommodations to the pilgrimage tourists visiting the popular Chotila Mata Mandir. Being a resort property it will host all kinds of recreational facilities which will serve as great holiday stays for the leisure tourists too. The development is also in line with Lords Hotels & Resorts’ focus on capitalising on pilgrimage tourism, a segment which is one of the support pillars of the Incredible India campaign.
Other than offering luxurious rooms and suites, Lords Resort Chotila will also offer recreational facilities including waterpark with wave pool, multiplex, gaming zone, spa, gym and food courts. While the resort will host all modern amenities and full-services to its guests, the room tariffs will be maintained at budget friendly prices. Guests will also be able to enjoy exquisite dining options at its multi-cuisine restaurant – Blue Coriander.
Nataraj Sarovar Portico Jhansi
Sarovar Hotels announced the opening of Nataraj Sarovar Portico Jhansi, consolidating the group’s further foray into Uttar Pradesh. Sarovar Hotels has launched a 72 room hotel which is also the first branded hotel in the smart city. The aesthetically curated well-appointed rooms and suites with all modern amenities complemented with warm, attentive and personalised services, offer a truly memorable stay. The hotel also offers fully equipped conferencing and banquet spaces and facilities for up to 500 guests. One can dine at the hotel’s multi cuisine restaurant ‘Flavours’ or have cocktails, beers and other drinks at ‘Lancers – The Bar’. A well-equipped fitness center, 24 hours in-room dining, swimming pool, salon and free hi-speed internet access ensures a comfortable stay. The hotel is nestled in the heart of the city, two kms away from the railway station, and is in the midst of palaces, forts and temples, IT hub, shopping Malls, etc. Sarovar Hotels is targeting to have 100 hotels under its portfolio by 2020. Expected openings in 2018 include hotels in Jaisalmer, Somnath, Dibrugarh, Junagadh, Gorakhpur and Lusaka, Zambia.