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Radisson announces the opening of Radisson Resort and Spa, Lonavala

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the opening of its first hotel in the scenic hills of Lonavala, Radisson Resort and Spa Lonavala.

Location

Radisson Resort and Spa Lonavala is located at just 15 minutes’ drive from both Lonavala and Khandala railway stations. The resort is easily accessible for guests traveling from Mumbai, Pune and Khandala. The resort offers easy accessibility to tourist attractions such as Bushi Dam, Narayani Dham Temple, Lonavala Lake and the celebrity wax museum.

A drivable getaway with convenient air, rail and road connectivity from Mumbai and Pune, the destination offers many tourist attractions such as Rajmachi Point, Lonavala Lake, Duke’s Nose, Karla Caves etc.

Design

The resort is designed by well-known Indian architect, Kamal S Malik. Radisson Resort and Spa Lonavala has been envisioned as the perfect amalgamation of sustainable design and local art and culture. The resort has adapted eco-friendly design practices and incorporated reused natural elements such as stones from the site for stone-cladding of the entire building.

It features areas such an open atrium, that has been designed to reduce the need for air-conditioning. The resort’s atypical entrance lobby has a grand cylindrical space which recreates the effect of the echoes of Shivaji’s forts, giving the sense of a conservatory surrounded by hills. The resort is home to India’s largest Gabion wall which is approximately 21 m in length and is a visual spectacle for guests.

Zubin Saxena, Managing Director and Vice President, Operations, South Asia, 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.

Accomodations

Radisson Resort and Spa Lonavala features 103 uniquely designed modern rooms across four categories – Superior room with balcony view, Deluxe room featuring a lush green view, Suite which offers generous space, and Presidential Suite which comes with a five-seater open deck whirlpool.

Standard room. Photo: Radisson

Alok Kaul, General Manager, 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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Dining

The resort offers its guests three ‘exquisite’ dining options: Hirkani, an eclectic cuisine restaurant with emphasis on Oriental, Coastal, Indian and local cuisine; Malhari, a niche and trendy lifestyle bar serving contemporary grills, signature cocktails with a special emphasis on local flavors and produce from chef’s garden and Torna, a roof-top lounge with breathtaking views of the hills, offering a wide range of options such as classic Indian dishes, seafood, barbecue and Italian pastas.

Guests who want to taste delectable biryanis and kebabs can opt for an authentic experience in the resort’s Pop-up restaurant, with innovative menu that changes every season.

Facilities

The Spa at Radisson is a full-service wellness center and is perfect for guests looking forward to an immersive and rejuvenating experience amidst the calmness of Lonavala. Personalizing each session, the spa has a distinctive approach towards wellness by optimally integrating the use of local products and vital aspects of local culture. Built on a unique philosophy, the spa is centered around mental and physical wellbeing where guests are encouraged to interact with one another and feel part of a community.

A 24/7 fitness centre and an interactive kids’ play area are also available at the hotel. A distinctive feature of the resort is its outdoor swimming pool – Kund, designed in the shape and color of an actual Kund (traditional water reservoir), overlooking lush greenery surrounding the resort.

With over 4,500 sqm of indoor and outdoor event space, the resort offers seven venues: Raj Sabha Wedding Lawn, Raj Bhawan Grand Ballroom, Royal Bastion, Surya Bhawan Indoor Banquet, Torna Banquet Terrace, Pool Deck and Board Room, that can host up to 1,500 pax. All meeting and event spaces come equipped with modern audio-visual technology. Raj Sabha Wedding Lawns and Torna Banquet Terrace offers a beautiful view of the hills surrounding the resort.

Mr Parth Bihani, Partner, Monarch Hospitality, said:

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.

Radisson Group recently announced the debut of its Radisson collection brand in Turkey with a property in Bodrum. The group has also announced the signing of seven new hotels in Italy, thus double its premium footprint in the European country and has also announced the signing of seven new hotels in Morocco. Radisson last month announced the opening of Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala, its second property in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. A few days ago, the group opened its 15th hotel in Poland, Radisson Resort Kolobrzeg, Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort Santorini and Radisson RED Johannesburg.

Featured image by Radisson

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