Category Archives: Hotels

Now, OYO Rooms in Malaysia

Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, OYO Rooms, has revealed in his blog that the budget hotel aggregator has now started its operations in Malaysia. Citing the achievements of the company in 2015, he said, “A small team at OYO worked very hard last 3 months to launch OYO in the international market. And after a December of stealth testing, I am happy to announce that you can now officially check into an OYO in Kuala Lumpur. We are all very excited and as always with a city launch, you can see the visiting card photo!” With this move, the startup company has made its entry into the international market. It now eyes “travel markets across the worlds that have the same characteristics as here in India – trust deficient, unorganized and love for travel,” he wrote on the blog. After Malaysia, the company plans to take OYO to all such markets this year.

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Radisson Udaipur opens with 56 rooms

Radisson Udaipur has opened its doors to welcome guests visiting the City of Lakes. The hotel is located in the heart of Udaipur, situated along the city centre at the Lake City Mall of Riddhi Siddhi Group. Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said, “Radisson Udaipur  is our second hotel in the city of Udaipur and we are honoured to be partnering with Riddhi Siddhi Group for this beautiful addition to our portfolio of 75 operational hotels and 45 under various stages of development.” Shyam B Gupta, Managing Director, Riddhi Siddhi Group said, “This is our first hospitality venture in India and we are happy to have tied up with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.” Radisson Udaipur features 56 well-appointed rooms and suites with central heating and cooling. All rooms have amenities like workstation, cordless phone, LED satellite television, tea/coffee maker, electronic safe and Dove amenities. In addition, all rooms feature free Wi-Fi internet access for guests to keep connected, whether for work or play. The hotel has flexible meeting spaces including a banquet hall measuring above 3,000 sq. ft., one multi-cuisine restaurant, a Lounge Bar, 24-hour In-Room dining service and a Fitness Centre. The All Day Dining restaurant – Season’s Café at the hotel, serves mouth-watering Indian and continental cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as drinks to cap your day. To wrap up a day of meetings or sightseeing, guests can enjoy a relaxing dip in the swimming pool or sweat it out at the gym or relax and watch a movie.

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147-room Hyatt Place opens in Goa

Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim is the latest Hyatt-branded hotel, which has opened in Goa. The 147-room hotel brings the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities to the Goa area. With the addition of this property, the Hyatt portfolio in Goa grows to three properties, including Park Hyatt Goa and Grand Hyatt Goa. “The opening of Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim is a significant milestone for the Hyatt Place brand as it continues to expand in India and across the globe,” said Kurt Straub, Vice President, Operations (India), Hyatt. This is the fourth Hyatt Place hotel to open in India, joining Hyatt Place Hampi, Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi and Hyatt Place Gurgaon/Udyog Vihar. Ideally located in the heart of North Goa, the property is in close proximity to the state’s beaches, including Candolim Beach, Calangute Beach and Fort Aguada, as well as popular entertainment and nightlife destinations. “The Hyatt Place brand is designed to offer seamless experiences suitable for both business and leisure travellers. We know that our guests will appreciate the comfortable and functional amenities offered at Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim,” said Sanjay Patti, General Manager, Hyatt Place Goa/Candolim.

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Now pay through Paytm, cash pick-up & IVR for V Resorts

V Resorts has come out with a slew of payment options to make booking a vacation seamless. One can now make payments via Paytm Wallet, cash pick-up service and IVR Payment.  The company has a list of upscale properties in some picturesque locations such as Sattal, Ramgarh, Kullu, Sariska, Nashik etc., each designed to provide the traveller with the best holiday experience. Booking a hotel is a task in itself and most often than not end up leaving the customer haggled. With the introduction of new payment options, V Resorts ensures that your vacation begins the moment you place a call to them.

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Refurbished Gateway Hotel Gir Forest opens

The Gateway Hotel Gir Forest, located just outside the popular Gir National Park has re-opened its doors for guests. Set in an idyllic setting, the property is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Farhat Jamal, Senior Vice President -Operations(West India) & Africa, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces said, “We are pleased to welcome guests once again. It is the ideal time of the year to watch the majestic Asiatic lion and wildlife or indulge in a cultural expedition to interesting historical places like Junagadh and Gondal.” The Gateway Hotel Gir Forest, is a nature lover’s getaway. With its rich surroundings of dry deciduous and tropical thorn forests, the hotel faces the Hiran River to offer a picturesque and serene setting, away from the bustle of the city.  Home to the Asiatic lion, the Sasan Gir Forest is one of the only two natural habitats of this subspecies around the world. The latest census recorded the lion count in Gir at 411.  The leopard, jungle cat, rusty spotted cat, cheetal, sambhar, four-horned antelope, wild boar and hare are also easy to spot here, along with over 200 species of avifauna. Also integral to the experience will be the jungle safaris, the hotel will provide in an open Gypsy. For those who prefer a cultural expedition instead, the hotel is also close to various temples such as the Somnath, Banej and Kankai Temple, and historical destinations such as Junagadh, Gondal and Rajkot.

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Now, V Resorts Black for luxury stays

V Resorts has launched a distinct V Resorts Black collection, which includes properties that are ingeniously designed to blend with the environment, the buildings aesthetically sculpted to fit the natural contours of the hills or plains. Some resorts are built using reclaimed wood and stone from old dilapidated British Era barracks, while others are built around the forest areas to accommodate the existing foliage. Each experience is curated to delight the guests – from bush dinners by lanterns in the wildlife reserves, to breakfasts served on private decks overlooking a quiet stream. The guests are escorted through their journey by a private butler, dedicated to serve them during the course of their stay. The local chefs prepare food inspired by traditional cuisines – Jungli Maas or a Rathathani Ker Sangri, Grilled Rainbow trout in Manali, Bhang ki chutney / Aloo ka gutka in Uttarakhand, Lobsters Kohlapuri in Maharasthra and many more. Each meal can be experienced under the stars, or while picnicking amidst vineyards, pine forests and the like. Entrenched within the concept of local experiences the Black collection of resorts also houses beautifully crafted local products made by the village artisans – hand knit woolens from Umang – an all women’s initiative, beauty products from SOS Organics and homemade jams, herbs and other delectable’s from V Resorts very own Old Forest.  

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