Celebrating 200 Hotels: IHCL Launches Gorbandh Palace in Jaisalmer

Celebrating 200 Hotels: IHCL Launches Gorbandh Palace in Jaisalmer

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Published on January 22, 2024

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), India's premier hospitality company, has reached a significant milestone with the opening of Gorbandh Palace, an IHCL SeleQtions hotel in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. This launch marks IHCL's 200th operating hotel, a testament to the company's expansive growth and commitment to offering world-class hospitality.

Blending Tradition with Modernity

Gorbandh Palace stands as a blend of modern luxury and the rich Rajasthani heritage. Situated in the Thar Desert's heart, the hotel embodies the spirit of Jaisalmer's storied past while providing contemporary comforts.

Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of IHCL, expressed his delight: “We are delighted to open Gorbandh Palace in Jaisalmer, marking IHCL’s 200th operating hotel. This launch completes the important tourist circuit of Jaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer.”

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A Regal Oasis in the Desert

The 83-key Gorbandh Palace is set amidst lush gardens, offering guests an oasis of luxury in the desert. Named after a traditional Rajasthani camel necklace, the hotel's design pays tribute to the region's cultural legacy. It features a multi-cuisine diner Bazaar, Italian cuisine at Seray, and handcrafted cocktails at Musafir Khana. The hotel's vast outdoor lawns and ornate banquet hall make it a perfect venue for glamorous events and corporate retreats.

A Partnership Spanning Decades

The collaboration with Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, for the third hotel in a partnership over 50 years, reflects IHCL's long-standing commitment to preserving Indian heritage. Maharaj Kumar Sahib Dr. Lakshyaraj Singh Ji Mewar of Udaipur commended the partnership: “We are delighted to continue this journey with Gorbandh Palace- IHCL SeleQtions. This opening will enhance Jaisalmer's tourism potential.”

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Jaisalmer: A City of Golden Hues

Jaisalmer, known as ‘The Golden City,’ is renowned for its majestic fort, traditional havelis, temples, and the mesmerising sand dunes. Gorbandh Palace's strategic location offers guests an opportunity to explore these iconic attractions.

Expanding Presence in Rajasthan

With the addition of Gorbandh Palace, IHCL now boasts 23 hotels across various brands in Rajasthan, including 7 under development. This expansion signifies IHCL's dedication to offering diverse and culturally rich hospitality experiences across the state.

The opening of Gorbandh Palace not only marks a milestone for IHCL but also reinforces Jaisalmer's position as a premium destination for travellers seeking luxury amid historical grandeur.


Hotel Suba Elite Wins Award for Best 3-Star Hotel in Baroda!

Hotel Suba Elite Wins Award for Best 3-Star Hotel in Baroda!

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on June 13, 2024

In a prestigious ceremony held recently, Tourism Awards 2024, Hotel Suba Elite, Vadodara, was awarded the coveted title of “Best 3-Star Hotel in Baroda.” This recognition stands as a testament to the hotel’s unwavering commitment to exceptional service and providing guests with a truly memorable experience.

The entire team at Hotel Suba Elite is thrilled and deeply honored to receive this award. It reflects the dedication and hard work of each staff member in ensuring every guest feels valued and well-catered to.

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“Thank you to the Suba Elite team for your hard work and dedication! We are incredibly grateful to our team for their passion and commitment to excellence. It’s their dedication that has made this recognition possible,” the group had shared in their social media.

The management reiterated their commitment to upholding the highest standards of hospitality and creating a welcoming environment for every guest. They aim to continue exceeding expectations and making Hotel Suba Elite the preferred destination for travelers visiting Vadodara.

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Luxury is a Lifestyle Here

Nestled in the vibrant city of Vadodara, Hotel Suba Elite offers guests a luxurious haven amidst the city's bustling energy. As Vadodara's first boutique hotel, it provides a unique escape, combining modern amenities with unparalleled comfort, all at accessible prices.

Whether you're a leisure traveler seeking to soak in the city's rich heritage or a business professional requiring a convenient location, Hotel Suba Elite caters to your needs. The hotel is conveniently located near prominent tourist attractions, Vadodara Airport, and Vadodara Railway Station, ensuring easy access to all parts of the city.

Hotel Suba Elite is part of the Suba Hotels family, a hospitality group renowned for its excellence since 1977. With a commitment to providing unparalleled service and luxurious experiences across over 90 hotels, Suba Hotels offers travelers a chance to unwind and experience true comfort in India's most vibrant destinations.


Sterling Holiday Resorts Introduces Sterling Marbella Dehradun, a Spanish-Themed Hotel

Sterling Holiday Resorts Introduces Sterling Marbella Dehradun, a Spanish-Themed Hotel

By Nishang Narayan

Published on June 5, 2024

Sterling Holiday Resorts has unveiled Sterling Marbella Dehradun, the city's inaugural Spanish-themed hotel nestled in the Himalayan foothills. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Dehradun, this iconic property offers guests a distinctive blend of Indian hospitality and Spanish charm.

Sterling Marbella Dehradun boasts 37 European-styled rooms and suites meticulously designed to evoke the ambiance of Andalusia. Each accommodation option exudes elegance and sophistication, catering to the needs of families, solo travellers, and business visitors alike.

Inspired by the life and culture of Spain, Sterling Marbella Dehradun showcases the allure of Spanish and Moorish architecture in every detail. Adorned with over 500 pieces of paintings, photographs, and sculptures, the hotel immerses guests in the vibrant spirit of Spanish heritage.

The hotel's rooftop venue, Dreamers Restro, captivates guests with its enchanting ambiance and eclectic menu. Combining Indian favourites with Spanish specialties, the restaurant offers a culinary journey featuring paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpachos, and sangrias. Guests can indulge in delectable delicacies while enjoying live music and the pleasant weather of Dehradun.

Sterling Marbella Dehradun provides versatile banquet spaces suitable for intimate celebrations and private meetings. From an indoor boardroom accommodating 16 guests to an outdoor rooftop terrace accommodating up to 75 guests, the hotel offers an ideal setting for various events.

Vikram Lalvani, managing director and CEO of Sterling Holiday Resorts, expressed excitement about the launch of Sterling Marbella Dehradun, emphasising the hotel's role as a gateway to Uttarakhand's leisure and business destinations.

Founding partners of Marbella Hotel & Resorts, LLP, Inderjeet Singh and Komalbir Singh, shared their enthusiasm for collaborating with Sterling Holiday Resorts. Inspired by the architecture and culture of Marbella, Spain, they aimed to bring a touch of Spain to Dehradun through Sterling Marbella Dehradun, promising guests a memorable cultural and culinary experience.

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With its Spanish-themed ambiance, elegant accommodations, and delectable cuisine, Sterling Marbella Dehradun emerges as a landmark destination in the heart of Dehradun. Combining Indian hospitality with Spanish flair, the hotel offers guests a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

For reservations and more information about Sterling Marbella Dehradun, visit the official website.


Eros Hotel New Delhi: Leading the Way in Sustainability

Eros Hotel New Delhi: Leading the Way in Sustainability

By Shreenidhi Jagannathan

Published on June 5, 2024

At Eros Hotel New Delhi Nehru Place, sustainability is not just a value; it's a way of life. Our commitment to environment-friendly practices is underscored by our unique focus on land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience. This distinctive approach, encapsulated in our slogan, “Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration,” sets us apart and has led us to adopt several innovative initiatives to protect and rejuvenate our natural resources.

Water conservation is not just a buzzword for us, it's a tangible benefit. We utilize rainwater harvesting and recycled water for our plantation and Engineering Cooling Towers, ensuring efficient water management. This not only helps us reduce our water bills but also contributes to the overall water security of our community. Additionally, our in-house biogas plant helps us dispose of biodegradable waste and provides us with a renewable energy source.

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Our commitment to waste management and recycling minimizes our environmental impact and directly benefits the local community. By responsibly handing over e-waste and hazardous waste to government-authorized collectors and recyclers, we ensure their safe disposal, contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment. Moreover, our significant reduction in single-use plastics across all our restaurants helps to protect our local ecosystem from plastic pollution.

Our dedication to energy conservation is a shining example of our sustainability initiatives. We've banished incandescent lamps from our premises, replacing them with the brilliance of 100 percent LED lights. To further illuminate our commitment, we've installed mechanical timers for lighting, ensuring that energy is saved even when we're not in the room.

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By adopting these practices, we are fulfilling our commitment to sustainability and making a significant contribution to the global effort to restore our lands, combat desertification, and build resilience against drought. At Eros Hotel New Delhi Nehru Place, we believe that our land is our future and are dedicated to positively impacting future generations. Together, we can create a sustainable, thriving environment that supports the well-being of our planet and its inhabitants, a result we can all be proud of.

Article written by Mr. Davinder Juj, General Manager, Eros Hotel New Delhi, Nehru Place.

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