India’s homegrown hospitality group, Sarovar Hotels will open a property in Dalhousie, a holiday destination in Himachal Pradesh. The 60-key hotel — Presidium Sarovar Portico Dalhousie — is expected to be operational by the end of 2018.

The third Sarovar property in the state, it will be built within proximity to tourist destinations, and will have an all-day dining restaurant, bar, gym, swimming pool, spa and banquet facilities.

The other two Sarovar properties in Himachal Pradesh are situated in Mashobra and Palampur.

Ajay Bakaya, executive director at Sarovar Hotels, says, “We are happy to open a Sarovar Portico hotel in this charming town of Himachal Pradesh. With its unparalleled scenic beauty, Dalhousie is an important tourism destination with rising number of visitors from across the country. It is an important location for us and a significant addition to our portfolio. This hotel equipped with all amenities required by a modern day traveller is set to be the finest in the region.”

Portico is a 3- and 4-star brand by Sarovar Hotels, and Presidium Sarovar Portico Dalhousie will operate as a 4-star property. 

Other brands owned by Sarovar Hotels are: Sarovar Premiere (5-star) and Hometel (budget).

This year, India will see four new Sarovar Portico hotels — Bhavnagar will open on November 15, and the other three will open in December in New Delhi, Jaisalmer and Ranchi.

Next year, the hospitality group will launch Sarovar Portico in Amritsar, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Junagadh, Kerala, and Raipur; a Park Plaza in Jalandhar; a Hometel in Dahisar; and a Sarovar Premiere each in Lusaka, Zambia and Nairobi, Kenya. In 2018, it will open one property each in Rishikesh and Ajmer, under the Portico brand.