Dahisar welcomes Sarovar property

Golden Sarovar Portico in Amritsar

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts has signed a new deal in Dahisar, a neighbourhood on the northern periphery of Mumbai — Royal Hometel Suites.

The homegrown hospitality group has recently been on an expansion spree in India and Africa. Currently, it has over 75 operating hotels.

Royal Hometel Suites, Dahisar (not pictured) is a 112-suite hotel, scheduled to open later this year. It will feature an all-day restaurant, a bar, banquet halls, conference and meeting rooms, a swimming pool and a gym.

Anil Madhok, the executive chairman at Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, says, “We are delighted to sign yet another hotel in Mumbai, which is one of our most significant markets. We are already present in Mumbai with all of our three brands Sarovar Premiere, Sarovar Portico and Hometel. With this new addition, we look forward to further growth in this city.  It is an important location for us and a significant addition to our portfolio.”

Sarovar Premiere is the group’s 5-star brand, Sarovar Portico has 3- and 4-star properties under its label, and Hometel is Sarovar’s “economy hotel” brand.

This year and the next will see Sarovar Hotels and Resorts launch properties in Raipur, Mahipalpur and Jaisalmer in India, and in Lusaka and Zambia in Africa.

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Anil Madhok, the executive chairman at  Hotels and Resorts, says, “We are delighted to sign yet another hotel in Mumbai, which is one of our most significant markets. We are already present in Mumbai with all of our three brands Sarovar Premiere,  Portico and Hometel. With this new addition, we look forward to further growth in this city.  It is an important location for us and a significant addition to our portfolio.”

Premiere is the group’s 5-star brand,  Portico has 3- and 4-star properties under its label, and Hometel is  “economy hotel” brand.

This year and the next will see  Hotels and Resorts launch properties in Raipur, Mahipalpur and Jaisalmer in India, and in Lusaka and Zambia in Africa.

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Sarovar Hotels and Resorts launches The Laziz Premiere Nairobi

Nairobi

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts launched its fifth property last week – The Laziz Premiere Nairobi. It falls under the upscale category under the group’s Sarovar Premiere brand.

The 144-key property is located within close proximity to The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. There are four in-house food and beverage offerings, which are Kitchen 9 (multi-cuisine restaurant), Aroma (Kenyan coffee shop), Velocity Bar (an English pub), Sky View Lounge (a contemporary lounge) and The Pool Deck (rooftop bar).

In addition, there are two meeting rooms and one board room that can together fit 200 delegates. Guests can revitalize at the infinity pool, the fitness centre and at the hotel’s spa.

In a recent press release, Ajay K Bakaya, the managing director of Sarovar Hotels stated: “Kenya is the business hub for Africa and has one of the most diverse accommodation facilities. Nairobi being the hub of East Africa offers a great launch pad for our expansion and growing our footprint in the African region. Travellers in transit, airline crews and other local and international visitors intending to avoid traffic enroute to the airport have not had much luck as most hotels are still quite a distance from the main international airport in the capital city. We are aiming to tap that segment with The Lazizi Premiere”.

Currently, there are four properties under the Sarovar Hotels and Resorts brand in Africa – The New Africa Hotel & Casino, The Heron Portico, The Zehneria Portico Nairobi and Panorama Sarovar Portico.

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Sarovar Hotels and Resorts launched its fifth property last week – The Laziz Premiere Nairobi. It falls under the upscale category under the group’s Sarovar Premiere brand.

The 144-key property is located within close proximity to The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. There are four in-house food and beverage offerings, which are Kitchen 9 (multi-cuisine restaurant), Aroma (Kenyan coffee shop), Velocity Bar (an English pub), Sky View Lounge (a contemporary lounge) and The Pool Deck (rooftop bar).

In addition, there are two meeting rooms and one board room that can together fit 200 delegates. Guests can revitalize at the infinity pool, the fitness centre and at the hotel’s spa.

In a recent press release, Ajay K Bakaya, the managing director of Sarovar Hotels stated: “Kenya is the business hub for Africa and has one of the most diverse accommodation facilities. Nairobi being the hub of East Africa offers a great launch pad for our expansion and growing our footprint in the African region. Travellers in transit, airline crews and other local and international visitors intending to avoid traffic enroute to the airport have not had much luck as most hotels are still quite a distance from the main international airport in the capital city. We are aiming to tap that segment with The Lazizi Premiere”.

Currently, there are four properties under the Sarovar Hotels and Resorts brand in Africa – The New Africa Hotel & Casino, The Heron Portico, The Zehneria Portico Nairobi and Panorama Sarovar Portico.

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KST Sarovar Portico to open in Chattarpur

India Gate, Delhi

India’s homegrown Sarovar Hotels and Resorts will launch a new hotel under the Sarovar Portico brand in New Delhi.

KST Sarovar Portico will be located in Chattarpur, close to business and entertainment spots in South Delhi and Gurugram. It is a 40-minute drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts has three brands under its portfolio – Sarovar Premiere, Sarovar Portico, Hometel that fall under the 5-, 3-star, and budget categories respectively. KST Sarovar Portico will be the fourth property in the region by the hospitality group.  

This 48-key property will encompass 45 rooms and three suites. Guests will have access the 24-hour concierge, as well as in-room dining facilities serving Indian and Mediterranean cuisines.

KST Sarovar Portico will also feature a banquet hall, meeting rooms and a business centre.

The launch date for the property is yet to be announced.

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India’s homegrown Sarovar Hotels and Resorts will launch a new hotel under the Sarovar Portico brand in New Delhi.

KST Sarovar Portico will be located in Chattarpur, close to business and entertainment spots in South Delhi and Gurugram. It is a 40-minute drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts has three brands under its portfolio – Sarovar Premiere, Sarovar Portico, Hometel that fall under the 5-, 3-star, and budget categories respectively. KST Sarovar Portico will be the fourth property in the region by the hospitality group.  

This 48-key property will encompass 45 rooms and three suites. Guests will have access the 24-hour concierge, as well as in-room dining facilities serving Indian and Mediterranean cuisines.

KST Sarovar Portico will also feature a banquet hall, meeting rooms and a business centre.

The launch date for the property is yet to be announced.

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Netra Venkateshwaran 

India’s homegrown Sarovar Hotels and Resorts will launch a new hotel under the Sarovar Portico brand in New Delhi.

KST Sarovar Portico will be located in Chattarpur, close to business and entertainment spots in South Delhi and Gurugram. It is a 40-minute drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts has three brands under its portfolio – Sarovar Premiere, Sarovar Portico, Hometel that fall under the 5-, 3-star, and budget categories respectively. KST Sarovar Portico will be the fourth property in the region by the hospitality group.  

This 48-key property will encompass 45 rooms and three suites. Guests will have access the 24-hour concierge, as well as in-room dining facilities serving Indian and Mediterranean cuisines.

KST Sarovar Portico will also feature a banquet hall, meeting rooms and a business centre.

The launch date for the property is yet to be announced.

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Bhavnagar receives its first Sarovar property

Efcee Sarovar Portico Bhavnagar

Sarovar Hotels launches Efcee Sarovar Portico Bhavnagar in Gujarat. It is the fourth Sarovar property in the state. The others are in Ahmedabad, Gandhidham and Rajkot.

“We are delighted to be opening our fourth hotel in Gujarat. Bhavnagar being one of the major business destinations in the state, it is an important addition to our portfolio,” says Mansoor Adil, executive vice president of Sarovar Hotels.

The 99-key property is located in the city centre. All Deluxe and Premium rooms and Executive and Leela suites have access to free wifi, tea/coffee making facilities, free water bottles, LED television, minibar, work desk and a shower. The suites have an additional bathtub.

Guests of the premium rooms have daily free two-hour access to the boardroom.

Adil adds, “Our superior banqueting facilities will make meetings and events easier; [they are] complemented with our signature Sarovar hospitality, whether it is a business get-together or a social occasion.”

On the ground floor of Efcee Sarovar Portico Bhavnagar is Amaltas that can hold 200 people and Gulmohar lawns that can hold 1,600 people. Parijat on the second floor can hold 220 people and can be divided into two for a smaller group.

Amongst its dining options are Spice Story for Indian food, an all-day coffee shop — Victoria 23, and Bake and Brew lounge for bakery products.

Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, gym and Bhavnagar’s first spa.

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Sarovar Hotels to open in Dalhousie

Dalhousie

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), Park Plaza (upscale), 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 properties 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.

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Next year, the hospitality group will launch Sarovar Portico properties 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.

Hotel packages in India

ITC Mughal Agra

Hotel packages
Quick three-day getaways can be a refreshing change when a long holiday isn’t on the forecast. And if the leaving the city looks unlikely, staycations at a luxury hotel in the hometown could work just as well. Here is a list of offers that give you more for less.

ITC Mughal Agra
This one is a “suite” stay. For the price of ₹45,999 plus taxes per night, one can avail of in-room or buffet breakfast at the coffee shop for two, in-room check-in and check-out facility, butler service, free high speed wifi, use of the boardroom for up to three hours at no additional charge, daily evening cocktails at the hotel’s lounge, early arrival (9am) and late departure (6pm) — subject to availability, and two-way airport transfers. Suite Sojourns is valid from October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

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Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru
Nothing like gastronomic hedonism to bust stress. Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru has launched the Epicurean Bengaluru Package that runs until January 31, 2017. Guests are welcomed with a bottle of Möet & Chandon Champagne on checking into the room. Buffet breakfast for two, tropical fruit basket and jelly-centred macaroons are included in the price of ₹16,494 per night plus taxes. During the stay, Shangri-La offers a “Dine by Design” experience, which is a customised seven- course meal for two where the diners discuss their preferences with the chef. Accompanying the meal are house wines by the glass, domestic beers, standard spirits, cocktails and soft beverages.

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Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru
Nothing like gastronomic hedonism to bust stress. Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru has launched the Epicurean Bengaluru Package that runs until January 31, 2017. Guests are welcomed with a bottle of Möet & Chandon Champagne on checking into the room. Buffet breakfast for two, tropical fruit basket and jelly-centred macaroons are included in the price of ₹16,494 per night plus taxes. During the stay, Shangri-La offers a “Dine by Design” experience, which is a customised seven- course meal for two where the diners discuss their preferences with the chef. Accompanying the meal are house wines by the glass, domestic beers, standard spirits, cocktails and soft beverages.

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Taj Wellington Mews Mumbai
The Indulgence Package is valid for a minimum stay of seven nights and starts at ₹10,000 for a Studio apartment, ₹25,000 for a two-bed, ₹28,000 for a three-bed and ₹90,000 for a four-bed Penthouse. All rates are for per night and exclusive of taxes. Included are a 25 per cent discount on Jiva Grande Spa treatments and a 20 per cent discount at select Taj restaurants in Mumbai. Taj has four other properties in the city — The Taj Mahal Palace, Vivanta By Taj President, Taj Lands End, and Taj Santacruz. Valid until April 30, 2017.

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RK Sarovar Portico Srinagar
The Corporate Vogue Package for a two-night minimum stay can be just as useful for weekenders. Valid until March 31, 2017 for the Deluxe room (₹₹₹₹₹₹₹21,000 plus taxes) and suite (₹33,000 plus taxes), the free offerings are: two-way airport transfers, wifi for two devices per room, breakfast, and use of sauna and spa facilities — body massage/wrap, reflexology and Turkish hammam. The business centre and meeting rooms can be used for any number of hours round the clock by those booked under the package.

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