Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces has announced its first venture into Jammu and Kashmir with the opening of Vivanta by Taj-Srinagar this month.
Vivanta by Taj is a hip, modern and stylish hotel brand with Taj’s hallmark high standards and warm hospitality. Bringing the portfolio to 20 hotels across India, this launch, which is a management contract between Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces and SAIFCO Hill Crest Hotels, marks Taj’s expansion into Northern India.
The Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir stated that this positive development will further enhance tourism in the state. According to Taj Executive Director, Abhijit Mukerji, it is also setting the pace for the pioneering of “new and unique destinations.”
Located on Kralsangri Hill, Vivanta by Taj – Srinagar, Kashmir offers panoramic views of stunning snow-clad mountains in the winter, the famous Tulip Garden in the summer, and the Dal Lake – popularly known as the Jewel in the Crown of the Kashmir Valley. Situated 20km from the city’s new airport, the six acre property has 89 rooms, each with its own private balcony and breathtaking views of the valley.
There are a range of options for those wishing to explore the state, with its natural beauty, elegant Mughal gardens, beautiful lakes, historical monuments and golf courses. Shikara rides on the scenic Dal Lake, trout fishing or water-skiing are all available to guests, as well as day-treks through the mountains which promise to be a delight throughout the year.
Signature treatments are offered at the Jiva Spa or you ccan enjoy the range of dining options on offer. Latitude, the coffee shop, offers international contemporary cuisines and Jade Dragon, the resort’s specialist Chinese restaurant, presents an assortment of favourites, with a vibrant twist. A perfect amalgamation of work and play, the hotel also consists of high-tech meeting rooms, a well equipped business centre and retail spaces.
Vivanta by Taj is a 5-star hospitality brand positioned in the upper-upscale segment and is a part of Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces. Currently comprised of 19 hotels in India and the Indian Ocean region, Vivanta by Taj incorporates hotels in key metropolitan areas as well as popular holiday destinations like Goa, Kerala, Rajasthan, Sri Lanka & the Maldives.
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces is one of Asia’s largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 91 hotels in 52 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East.
Taj Hotels has been nominated in for “Asia’s Leading Hotel Brand” in 2011 World Travel Awards.