The Indian Hotels Company has announced the opening of Vivanta Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.

The property is located at a short distance from the Secretariat and State Assembly buildings, the airport, the Techno Park and the popular tourist attraction such as the Padmanabhaswamy temple.

Vivanta Thiruvananthapuram features 108 guestrooms; the specialty restaurant Kardamon serving delectable south Indian dishes; Swirl, the deli, offering some of the finest confectionery in town; a roof-top infinity swimming pool, and banqueting venues.

Commenting on the opening, Puneet Chhatwal, managing director and chief executive officer, IHCL said:

“IHCL has a long and enduring relationship with Kerala, with our hotels spread across multiple destinations. We are delighted to open Vivanta Thiruvananthapuram is one of the most commercially important and vibrant leisure destinations of the state. The opening is in line with the company’s growth objective of being present in all state capitals of the country.”

Muraleedharan, chairman and managing director, SFC Group and Muralya Group said:

“We are happy to partner with south Asia’s largest and most iconic hospitality company, IHCL, for Vivanta Thiruvananthapuram. The company has played a very important role in putting Kerala on the global tourist map.”

With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 12 hotels in Kerala, including two under development.