IHCL STRENGTHENS PRESENCE IN GOD’S OWN COUNTRY WITH THE OPENING OF TAJ WAYANAD RESORT & SPA, KERALA
MUMBAI, OCTOBER 22, 2022: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced its debut in Wayanad with the opening of Taj Wayanad Resort & Spa, Kerala. Nestled at the edge of a hill, with sweeping views of the surrounding forest and lake, the resort seamlessly weaves together luxury with nature and mindfulness at every corner.
Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL said, “IHCL has been the proud connoisseur of breath-taking locations across India for over a century. While Kerala is known for its scenic beauty and natural resources, Wayanad is a lesser discovered gem. With the opening of Taj Wayanad Resort & Spa, we are delighted to bring alive another aspect of the magic that defines God’s Own Country. We believe that this luxury lakeside resort hotel will put Wayanad on the global tourism map, while further strengthening IHCL’s presence in Kerala.”
Located at driving distance from Kozhikode, Kannur and Bengaluru, the 10-acre resort features 61 rooms and villas, each paying ode to the beauty of the surrounding environ. The resort offers 270 degrees views of the Banasura Hills and lake, where guests can experience the tranquil beauty of the destination with a touch of wellness at the award-winning Jiva Spa offering signature Ayurvedic therapies. From enjoying favourites at the iconic all-day diner, Shamiana; to indulging in South Indian specialities at Southern Spice; languid evenings at Tropics – the poolside grill and bar and world class cocktails at a maritime themed bar; guests can choose from myriad dining experiences during their stay. The resort’s high-ceiling banquet hall with a private entrance makes Taj Wayanad the ideal destination for events, while guests can also rejuvenate at the outdoor infinity pool, yoga deck, fitness centre and lakeside promenade.
“Taj Wayanad Resort and Spa is the perfect getaway for those looking to rediscover Kerala’s beauty in all its glory. Here, nature becomes one with luxury, and guests can delight in immersive experiences such as interpretive nature and cycling tours, and visits to the local village. We look forward to welcoming guests to this little slice of heaven in Kerala soon,”said Saji Thackrey, General Manager, Taj Wayanad Resort & Spa, Kerala.
A green paradise, Wayanad adorns the northern hills of Kerala and is known for its natural beauty and rich history and culture. The destination is popular among travellers looking to explore the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, rolling spice plantations and Edakkal Caves. With this luxury lakeside resort, IHCL has 14 hotels in the state of Kerala including two under development.
Established in 1903, Taj is The Indian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL) iconic brand for the world’s most discerning travellers seeking authentic experiences in luxury and has been rated as the as the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand and India’s Strongest Brand as per Brand Finance Hotels 50 Report 2022 and India 100 Report 2022, respectively. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury.
The unique portfolio comprises hotels across the globe including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal.
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