Radisson focuses on heritage and nature for new resort in West India

by | 11 Sep 2021 | Design

Designed by architect Kamal S Malik, Radisson Resort & Spa Lonavala offers 103 guestrooms, extensive event space and views over the majestic Sahyadri mountain range.

Accommodating both business and leisure travellers, Radisson Resort & Spa Lonavala benefits from a convenient location that’s easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune.

Checking into Lonavala

Radisson’s first property in Lonavala, this new resort and spa encompasses a sprawling 14,100 sq m of accommodation, leisure, celebratory event and MICE facilities. This purpose-driven resort, showing a commitment to sustainable design practices, is close to a number of tourist attractions, including Rajmachi Point, Lonavala Lake, Duke’s Nose and Karla Caves. 

Zubin Saxena, managing director and vice president of operations in South Asia for Radisson Hotel Group, said: “Radisson Resort & 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.”

Parth Bihani, partner of Monarch Hospitality, added: “Radisson Resort & Spa Lonavala is perfect for vacationers who want to enjoy hospitality in the lap of nature. The resort’s modern yet earthy architecture, unrivalled views and easy accessibility to key tourist destinations makes it a preferred choice for guests. We are proud to partner with Radisson Hotel Group and are confident that this hotel will set a new benchmark for purpose-driven hospitality.”

A sustainably designed hotel

The resort has been designed by celebrated Indian architect Kamal S Malik to fuse sustainable practices with inspiration taken from local art and culture, incorporating reused natural materials, an open atrium reducing the need for air conditioning and a cylindrical lobby taking cues from Shivaji’s forts. The resort also has the country’s largest gabion wall, stretching 21 m, and 103 modern guestrooms over four categories: Superior, Deluxe, One-Bedroom Suite and Presidential Suite.

Dining options comprise the eclectic Hirkani restaurant, focusing on oriental, coastal, Indian and local cuisine; lifestyle bar Malhari, serving contemporary grilled dishes and signature cocktails; and rooftop lounge Torna, offering classic Indian dishes, seafood, barbecue and Italian plates. The resort’s Pop-up restaurant, meanwhile, specialises in seasonally changing menus of biryanis and kebabs.

To unwind, guests can head to The Spa at Radisson, where tailored treatments integrate local products and aspects of the local culture. This is joined by a 24-hour fitness centre with a kids’ play area and an outdoor swimming pool in the shape of a traditional water reservoir.

The resort also has more than 4,500 sq m of indoor and outdoor event space across seven venues: Raj Sabha Wedding Lawn, Raj Bhawan Grand Ballroom, Royal Bastion, Surya Bhawan Indoor Banquet, Torna Banquet Terrace, Pool Deck and Board Room. The wedding lawn and banquet terrace come with impressive views over the surrounding hills.

Alok Kaul, general manager of Radisson Resort & 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.”

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