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WelcomHeritage adds another Nature Resort in Kullu Valley

WelcomHeritage Hotels has signed a new property in Kullu Valley in Manali, Himachal Pradesh under its Nature Collection. WelcomHeritage Urvashi’s Retreat situated at an altitude of 6,750 feet in the Beas River Valley and offers a spectacular view of snow covered peaks, lush green valleys, mountain lakes and flowery gardens. The resort is located near the famous hanging bridge at Nehru Kund, five km on Manali-Leh National Highway.

The resort will open in two phases. In the first phase the resort will have eight rooms divided into three cottages, a dining area that serves multi-cuisine, a bar lounge and landscaped gardens. In the second phase it will have eight more rooms and will extend facilities like Gym and spa complex, an art house café, Tennis court and a Conference room.

Sarovar Hotels signs new hotel in Mashobra Hills, Shimla

Sarovar Hotels, as part of their expansion into the leisure segment, has signed up a resort property in Mashobra Hills in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. The 50-room and cottages running hotel will be rebranded as Sarovar Portico and launched by May 2015. The resort offers a virtual bonanza for nature-walk lovers and trekkers. The resort offers a platform to its guests to experience nature and his real self on one hand and acquaint oneself with the country life in Himalayan Villages on the other. The cottages at the resort are made of Himalayan Stone, which are a unique and specialised specimen of Shimla Architecture.

Accor to manage Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre, South Asia’s top MICE facility

Accor, the leader in operating hotels and convention centres in India, will operate and manage Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC), the largest exhibition and convention facility in South Asia, developed jointly by Dangayach Group and Derewala Group. JECC is an integrated facility spread over 42 acres.

Located in the industrial hub of Sitapura, 5 Kms from the Jaipur International Airport, the JECC along with a 241-room Novotel offers the largest integrated exhibition-convention-entertainment facility in South Asia. Facilities in JECC include two exhibition halls with a combined column-free space of 20,000 sq.mt and an open exhibition area of 10,000 sq.mt with an on-site car park for over 4,000 cars. Additionally, JECC has a convention centre of international standards with a plenary seating for 1,200 delegates supported by 20 meeting rooms spread over 5,000 sq.mt of area accompanied with pre-function areas, registration counters, interpretation booths and a lawn for outdoor events.

Carlson Rezidor Hotels opens Radisson Goa Candolim

The first Radisson Hotel in North Goa opened at Candolim-Calanguete beach, one of the most popular resort destinations in the country. The hotel boasts of 78 well-appointed rooms and suites, flexible meeting spaces including a 2,300 square-foot pillar-less ballroom, two restaurants, 24-hour in-room dining service, a spa and gym. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi internet access for guests to keep connected.

The hotel is closely located to North Goa’s tourist areas including the historic Fort Aguada, the ancient churches of Old Goa and excellent shopping centers in Panjim. The hotel is located near the NH 17 & NH 4A highways, and is less than an hour’s drive from the airport and half an hour from the railway station.


Starwood Hotels and Resorts unveils second Le Meridien in Delhi-NCR

Effective March 1, 2015, the owners of Pullman Gurgaon- Sanjit Bakshi and Raunaq Kohli have tied up with Starwood Hotels and Resorts and rebranded the existing property (earlier known as Pullman Central Park Gurgaon) as Le Meridien, Gurgaon, an upper upscale hotel brand.

Dilip Puri, Managing Director-India and Regional Vice President-South Asia, Starwood Hotels and Resorts revealed that the hotel was underperforming and the ownership believed that they wanted to work with a brand which has demonstrated success in India. “With the Owners" idea of rebranding the hotel into a Starwood brand, we were certain that it is a natural fit for the Le Meridien brand. This property has all the elements which a Le Meridien exudes such as the artwork, construction style and more. We have also tied up with the same owners for Aloft New Delhi Aerocity,” he exclaimed.