Coming soon: StayWell announces second property in south India

One of Asia Pacific’s largest hotel management groups, StayWell Holdings, has announced it will further expand its portfolio in India, with the opening of Leisure Inn VKL Kochi scheduled to launch in the last quarter of 2018.

The 53-room hotel will mark the group’s second property in Southern India following the recent opening of Park Regis Aveda in Kumarakom, and the first Leisure Inn to open after the acquisition of StayWell Holdings by Prince Hotels.

Overlooking the Chilavanoor Lake, Leisure Inn VKL Kochi will be located in one of the principal tourist destinations of Kerala and plays witness to an intriguing mix of culture and architecture.

“Kochi is a metropolitan hub of Kerala”

Simon Wan, president and director, StayWell Holdings, said: “We are looking forward to widening our reach in the Southern market. Kochi is a metropolitan hub of Kerala and the hotel will offer a unique experience to tourists and business travellers in the region. We are pleased to extend our partnership with the hotel owner, Dr. Varghese Kurian, with the opening of Park Regis Lotus Hotel Bahrain early this year and now Leisure Inn VKL Kochi in India.

“We are committed to offering our guests a range of options when it comes to business and leisure stays at our hotels, and we will continue to look for opportunities to expand our brands, both in India and internationally.”

Rohit Vig, managing director at StayWell Hospitality Group India, added: “Guests’ expectations are changing in the wake of new advances being made in the hospitality sector. From unbreakable connectivity, through to the design of hotels, today’s guests look for an unmatched hospitality experience when booking their stay, with aspects like comfort and convenience a minimum expectation nowadays. At Leisure Inn VKL Kochi, we understand our guest’s needs and aim to deliver on this. It’s a great addition to the StayWell portfolio.”

“Unmatched hospitality and par excellence service”

On this tie-up with StayWell Holdings, Dr. Varghese Kurian, owner Leisure Inn VKL Kochi said: “We are excited to further extend our partnership and open a hotel in India post the successful opening of Park Regis Lotus Hotel Bahrain and look forward to the opening of the hotel. Together we aim to offer a new set of services, I am certain that the hotel will offer an unmatched hospitality and par excellence service to our guests.”

Leisure Inn VKL Kochi, will be the seventh operational property in India for the group, which includes Park Regis Aveda, Kumarakom, Park Regis Jaipur, Park Regis Goa, Leisure Inn Grand Chanakya, Jaipur, Leisure Inn West Gurgaon and Leisure Inn Shrey, Jodhpur.

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