Taj Malabar Resort and Spa in Cochin, Kerala, has recently undergone an extensive renovation, marking its reopening after a year-long transformation. The hotel, originally constructed in 1935, now emerges with a fresh and modern aesthetic while still paying homage to Cochin’s rich multicultural heritage and maritime history. Sarabjeet Singh, Senior Vice President of Operations at IHCL, emphasised the commitment to preserving and showcasing the region’s cultural legacy through the revamped Taj Malabar experience, which seamlessly blends luxury and heritage against the backdrop of Cochin’s picturesque harbour.

Nestled on the tranquil Willingdon Island, Taj Malabar Resort & Spa’s refurbished interiors reflect a deep appreciation for the local heritage. The 93 meticulously designed rooms and suites offer a harmonious fusion of contemporary design and timeless elegance. Culinary enthusiasts can indulge in diverse dining experiences at Pepper, the all-day diner offering global and regional cuisine, and Rice Boat, a seafood specialty restaurant housed within a traditional Kerala boat. The Mattancherry Bar provides an elegant setting for guests to unwind with signature cocktails. Additionally, the J Wellness Circle Spa offers a sanctuary where ancient Ayurvedic therapies meet modern comforts, complemented by a yoga center and an infinity pool overlooking the backwaters.

Lalith Viswakumar, Area Director of Operations and General Manager at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin, expressed delight in reopening this iconic landmark, promising guests an unforgettable experience steeped in Taj hospitality. With its breathtaking views, reimagined culinary offerings, and rejuvenating wellness facilities, Taj Malabar invites guests to embark on a journey that seamlessly blends tradition with contemporary luxury. IHCL’s portfolio in Kerala, comprising 20 hotels across Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta, and Ginger brands, further underscores the brand’s commitment to offering diverse and memorable hospitality experiences in the region.