Discover Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa: The Newest Caribbean Paradise

Discover Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa: The Newest Caribbean Paradise

By Author

Published on October 20, 2023

Nestled on the stunning West Bay Beach of Roatán Island with exclusive access to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa opened its doors to guests on October 10, 2023. This Caribbean gem offers 119 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, suites, and condos, four inviting restaurants and bars, a state-of-the-art spa, nearly 6,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, and immersive guest experiences filled with indulgence, relaxation, and thrilling adventures.

“We are thrilled to introduce Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa to this incredible island paradise,” said General Manager Carlos Lopez. “Our team is dedicated to providing an unforgettable guest experience that celebrates the natural beauty, culture, and warmth of Roatán. We look forward to being a cherished part of the destination’s vibrant tapestry and creating memories for both locals and global visitors alike.”

This captivating destination is all about easygoing sophistication and rich contrast. The resort’s design combines high design with artisan touches, celebrating Roatán’s craftsmanship, and showcases art and furniture crafted on the island and in nearby communities.

The 119 stylish guest rooms feature west-facing sunset views, specialty suites with private balcony plunge pools, and standalone bungalows with private outdoor showers, each inspired by Roatán’s flora and fauna. In the rooms, hand-woven lampshades crafted in Mexico and accents from local artists create a unique atmosphere.

Guests embark on a culinary journey at the resort’s signature dining venues. Executive Chef Israel Navarro leads the way at Alera, where Mediterranean cuisine meets locally-sourced produce and fresh-caught fish. Other options include Vos Café & Bar, Sea Cat, and The Drop Off, each offering unique flavors and settings.

Kao Kamasa Spa is the crown jewel of the resort, offering more than 10,500 square feet of substantial yet tranquil space. It features six single treatment rooms, two outdoor couples suites, and numerous pools and fountains, including a private infinity pool with a glass bottom that looks directly into the petrified coral reef of the Iron Shore. Treatments draw on ancient techniques from Roatán's indigenous Pesh community, combined with state-of-the-art practices and facilities.

The resort provides a range of exclusive amenities and signature experiences unique to Kimpton Grand Roatán. For those seeking relaxation, enjoy weekly yoga sessions, healing workshops, or lounge in a beachside cabana. Adventure enthusiasts can prepare for exciting days of snorkeling or kayaking along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

Kimpton Grand Roatán’s event spaces are artfully designed for social gatherings, corporate retreats, business events, weddings, and special celebrations. The Dene Frances Boardroom and Orquidea Ballroom can play host to powerhouse meetings or a once-in-a-lifetime “I do.”

To celebrate the opening, Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort invites guests to discover this Western Caribbean oasis with a special Grand Opening offer. Whether it's a Bungalow Canopy View room or a stunning Studio Spa Suite with ocean views, those who book this offer will receive up to 30% savings. This offer is available for booking until December 31, 2023, and valid for stays through June 30, 2024.

Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa is the first international branded hospitality offering on the island, unlocking an undiscovered gem of a destination for IHG One Rewards members looking to earn or redeem points.

This new resort is easily accessible, with select airlines flying from major U.S. cities straight to Roatán. Multiple 40-minute daily flights are available from Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport in Honduras' capital to Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport on Roatán.

Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa is your gateway to the Western Caribbean, offering an array of unforgettable experiences and the chance to embrace the natural beauty and culture of Roatán. Plan your escape and be one of the first to discover this hidden treasure.


Private Members-Only Business Clubs Gain Traction Among India's Elites

Private Members-Only Business Clubs Gain Traction Among India's Elites

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 22, 2024

India's burgeoning economy and rising affluent population are fostering a unique trend: the proliferation of private members-only business clubs catering to the nation's elites. These clubs, situated in prime commercial areas, offer a sanctuary for corporate leaders, startup founders, and other influential figures to network in an exclusive setting.

Historically, India's metropolitan areas have had clubs like the Gym Khana and Golf Courses, but these often involve lengthy membership waitlists. This limitation has sparked the rise of alternative platforms offering similar prestige and exclusivity. Over the past four to five years, more than 25 private clubs have opened across the country, including both independent operations and those managed by major hospitality brands like IHCL's Chambers and ITC's Privie.

These clubs are designed as comprehensive ecosystems, equipped with high-end facilities including business lounges, gourmet dining, and leisure amenities like spas and art galleries. They cater to a clientele that values privacy and premium experiences, and membership is typically by invitation or referral, adding an element of exclusivity.

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The market for these clubs is robust, with a current valuation of INR 576 crores and a projected growth to INR 941 crores by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 17.8%. This growth is driven by the increasing number of high-net-worth individuals (HNIs) in India, expected to more than double by 2027.

The Mumbai region, known for its affluent demographic and vibrant cultural scene, dominates the market, hosting some of the most prestigious clubs such as SOHO House and Quorum. This trend reflects a broader shift towards luxury and exclusivity in the Indian hospitality and real estate sectors, with private members-only clubs at the forefront of this evolution.

For those in the know, these clubs are more than just places to meet; they are venues where business and pleasure blend seamlessly against a backdrop of tailored luxury.


Pride Hotels Group Launches New Wellness Resort in Becharaji, Gujarat

Pride Hotels Group Launches New Wellness Resort in Becharaji, Gujarat

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 18, 2024

Pride Hotels Group is delighted to announce the addition of Pride Elite Wellness Resort Becharaji to its esteemed portfolio. Located in the historic town of Becharaji, Gujarat, this resort is poised near significant cultural landmarks such as the Sakeshwar Jain Temple and the Modhera Sun Temple, making it a prime destination for guests seeking both relaxation and cultural experiences.

The resort marks Pride Hotels Group's inaugural foray into the wellness resort sector, reflecting their commitment to delivering exceptional hospitality experiences. "We are excited to introduce the Pride Elite Wellness Resort Becharaji, a facility that embodies our vision of integrating business with leisure and well-being," said Mr. Atul Upadhyay, Executive Vice President of Pride Hotels Group. He further noted that the resort is designed to cater to the diverse needs of its guests, from leisure travelers to corporate clients.

Boasting 92 elegantly furnished rooms, the resort offers a variety of amenities designed to enhance guest stays, including a swimming pool, a modern gymnasium, and extensive green lawns suitable for weddings and events. The property also features dedicated spaces for corporate meetings and holistic wellness treatments offered through the Rishivan Vivekananda Wellness Center, which provides programs focused on stress management, diabetes control, weight management, spine wellness, and more.

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Mr. Koustuv Mukherjee, Associate Vice President for the Gujarat Region at Pride Hotels Group, highlighted the strategic significance of the location. "Gujarat is a vibrant destination rich in cultural heritage and business opportunities. Pride Elite Wellness Resort Becharaji is more than just a hotel; it is a gateway to experiencing Gujarat's renowned hospitality and its spectacular attractions," stated Mr. Mukherjee.

The resort is set to open in June, ready to welcome guests who are looking for a memorable stay that combines the best of Gujarat's hospitality with the comfort and luxury that the Pride Hotels Group is known for.

For more information on booking and the services offered at Pride Elite Wellness Resort Becharaji, please visit the Pride Hotels Group website. Whether you are traveling for business, leisure, or wellness, this new resort promises a stay that goes beyond expectations, offering a unique blend of luxury, comfort, and cultural exploration.


Bowling, Dining, and Beyond at Game Palacio at DLF Mall of India

Bowling, Dining, and Beyond at Game Palacio at DLF Mall of India

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on May 16, 2024

DLF Mall of India, Noida, recently unveiled Delhi-NCR’s first Game Palacio, introducing an immersive gaming and entertainment hub for visitors of all ages. This expansive venue offers a diverse range of activities, from arcade games and boutique bowling to captivating virtual reality experiences. Additionally, guests can savor delectable cuisines and enjoy live music performances at the upscale dining spots within the Game Palacio.

Shibli Khan, Centre Head of DLF Mall of India, said “We are thrilled to welcome the Game Palacio to DLF Mall of India as a one-stop destination for unparalleled entertainment. With its gamut offerings and immersive game experiences, the Game Palacio underscores our commitment to providing world-class leisure options within DLF Mall of India.”

Manish Mehrotra, Senior Vice President and Head of Operations at DLF Shopping Malls, said “We are excited to welcome the Game Palacio at DLF Mall of India, Noida. It is more than just a gaming destination; it is an experience tailored for every generation. From arcade thrills to VR experience, the Game Palacio fosters our commitment to offering our patrons cherished memories and boundless joy.”

Prasuk R Jain, Owner of Game Palacio, said “In the next decade, we anticipate the trend of Game Palacio to increase in India rapidly. This year, we are thrilled to announce multiple openings back to back, including locations at Connaught Place (Regal Building) in Delhi, Pitampura in West Delhi, Saket in South Delhi and Golf Course Road in Gurugram. The Game Palacio has already established itself as a leading brand in Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Chandigarh.”

Occupying an impressive 56,000 square feet area within DLF Mall of India, Game Palacio offers a comprehensive entertainment package. Among its highlights are a state-of-the-art arcade, complete with classic and modern video games, and a boutique bowling alley where visitors can test their skills in a stylish setting. Additionally, guests can dive into captivating virtual reality adventures, providing a unique and immersive gaming experience.

But the excitement doesn't stop there. Game Palacio also boasts two distinct dining options to satisfy hungry gamers and visitors alike. Kamikaze, a sophisticated cocktail bar, offers a chic setting to unwind and enjoy handcrafted beverages, while Verde, an authentic Italian restaurant, serves up delicious cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. These dining venues add another dimension to the overall experience, allowing guests to enjoy delectable dishes and live music performances while taking a break from the gaming action.

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