Last week, India’s home-grown hospitality group – Sarovar Hotels – opened RS Sarovar Portico in Palampur, a hill station in Himachal Pradesh.

The 42-key, midscale property that has a clear view of the Dhauladhar mountain range is 40km from Kangra Airport and 6km from Palampur railway station.

Room sizes start from 36 sqm. A work desk, iron and ironing board, minibar, free wifi, 24-hour room service, LED television, tea/coffee maker, electronic safe, weighing scale, and a rain shower are available across all room categories. Bathtubs are available in suites.

There are two restaurants and one bar on the property, as well as a banquet hall for 700 people, a conference room for 75 people and a lawn that can hold 100 people. Its gym is due to open shortly.

Rajesh Ranjan, director of development of Sarovar Hotels, says, “We are very glad to be launching the first branded hotel of Palampur. Palampur is an important leisure destination that attracts nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. It is the gateway to numerous tourist and pilgrimage destinations in Himachal Pradesh. We hope to bring in a new level of comfort and facilities to travellers to this region with our superior accommodation and excellent services.”