Radisson Hotel Group has announced the opening of its first property in Lonavala, Maharashtra.

A 15 minute drive from both Lonavala and Khandala railway stations, Radisson Resort and Spa Lonavala serves as an ideal getaway for guests travelling from Mumbai, Pune and Khandala.

The resort offers easy access to tourist attractions such as Bushi Dam, Narayani Dham Temple, Lonavala Lake and the celebrity wax museum.

Designed by Indian architect, Kamal S Malik, the resort has been envisioned as the “perfect amalgamation of sustainable design and local art and culture.”

The resort highlights eco-friendly design practices and features reused natural elements such as stones from the site for stone-cladding of the entire building.

The Radisson Resort and Spa Lonavala offers 103 modern rooms across four categories – Superior room with balcony view, Deluxe room featuring a lush green view, suite which offers generous space, and Presidential suite which comes with a five-seater open deck whirlpool.

Guests can choose from three unique dining options — Hirkani, an eclectic cuisine restaurant with emphasis on oriental, coastal, Indian and local cuisine; Malhari, a trendy lifestyle bar serving grills, signature cocktails inspired by local flavours and produce from chef’s garden; Torna, a roof-top lounge opening to sweeping views of the hills, offering a wide range of options such as classic Indian dishes, seafood, barbecue and Italian pastas.

Savour delectable biryanis and kebabs at the resort’s pop-up restaurant, with innovative menu that changes every season.

The property houses seven venues with over 4,500 sqm of indoor and outdoor event space. These include Raj Sabha Wedding Lawn, Raj Bhawan Grand Ballroom, Royal Bastion, Surya Bhawan Indoor Banquet, Torna Banquet Terrace, Pool Deck and Board Room, that can host up to 1,500.

Recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, an interactive kids’ play area and an outdoor swimming pool – Kund, designed in the shape and colour of an actual Kund (traditional water reservoir), overlooking lush greenery surrounding the resort.

Guests can unwind with a relaxing therapy at The Spa at Radisson.

Zubin Saxena, managing director and vice president, Operations, south Asia, Radisson Hotel Group, said:

“Radisson Resort and Spa Lonavala is a key opening for us in 2021. The resort’s perfect location and MICE facilities make it an attractive venue for guests looking to host destination weddings, large corporate or social functions. The opening provides further momentum to our strategic expansion plans in west India where we are already present in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Alibaug, Karjat, Nagpur and will add Nashik to the list by the end of the year.”

Alok Kaul, general manager, Radisson Resort and Spa Lonavala said:

“The resort is uniquely positioned in terms of its location, sustainable design and modern comforts. We are confident that our unmatched offerings paired with Yes I Can! hospitality will prove to be a compelling option for guests looking for an enhanced experience.”