Looking for budget yet clean accommodation in holy city Haridwar? Hotel Alpana, has launched a new age hostel BedHubs at its property in Haridwar. Targetted at budget solo travellers and backpackers, BedHubs offers pocket friendly accommodation that is centrally located, clean and youth savvy. It offers free wi-fi and the hostel concept ensures that you get to meet other travelers. The shared dorm can accommodate up to 10 people and costs anywhere Rs 600-800 per person. If a backpackers hostel is not your thing, then you have the option of booking a room at Hotel Alpana that has 31 rooms across Standard, Deluxe and Executive category. The hotel is located 1.3 kilometers from the railway station and is at a stone’s throw from the spiritual tourist attraction- Har Ki Paudi, where hundreds of devotees take a dip in holy river Ganga.
Here is news for wellness enthusiasts. Tucked in the crystalline Sahyadri Mountains and overlooking the pristine Mulshi Lake, Atmantan, a luxury wellness retreat spread over 40 acres of lush valley is now open. The 106-room retreat-only wellness centre offers eight scientifically researched and customised all-inclusive wellness programs. The first phase of Atmantan is launched with 73 rooms including a single bedroom villa.
Another headline for this article can be- how to get 25 percent discount each time you eat at a five star restaurant! Well first things first. Didn't we tell you the restaurant table booking space is getting hotter by the day. Well it just got even more interesting last week when restaurant table reservation app Dineout, an early mover in the space, launched its loyalty membership program Dineout Plus.
There are restaurants. Then there are restaurant table reservation apps. And now a chain of restaurants has come up with its own app that lets you reserve the table, redeem loyalty points and even features a food blog. Umang Tewari’s Big Fish Ventures that runs concept dining restaurants like the Vault Cafe, Junkyard Cafe, Garam Dharam and Public Connection has launched its app with which you can reserve table across its outlets.
Udaipur has recently witnessed many hotel openings and Radisson is the new one to open its doors in the city that is famous for its historical palaces, rich culture and scenic locations. The hotel is located in the heart of Udaipur, situated along the city centre at the Lake City Mall of Riddhi Siddhi Group. Radisson Udaipur features 56 well-appointed rooms and suites. All rooms have amenities like workstation, cordless phone, LED satellite television, tea/coffee maker, electronic safe and Dove toiletries. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi internet access for guests to stay connected.
Kashmir will soon have its first international branded hotel. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has signed portfolio agreement with Jammu & Kashmir-based Mushtaq Group of Hotels to open seven hotels comprising 817-rooms under the Radisson Blu, Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brands. The first hotel is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2016 in Srinagar. We at The Hotel Explorer are We are excited about these seven properties coming up in Kashmir, a beautiful destination aptly called the 'Paradise on Earth'.
The Pullman Hotel in Gurgaon has been re-branded and is now Le Méridien. With this the brand Le Méridien debuts in Gurgaon. The hotel features 285 guestrooms, including 22 suites, with contemporary furnishings; a renovated signature dining venue, Latest Recipe; and a new Longitude bar. There are few cosmetic changes that the hotel has undergone to give the Le-Meridien experience with lot of art work ( a Le-Meridien speciality) thrown in, while many features and amenities have been retained.
Not very far from the concrete jungle of Gurgaon, ITC Hotels has opened its all-suite luxury resort ITC Grand Bharat in Manesar. Located in the lap of Aravallis the uber-luxe resort (we have heard some rave reviews from early birds) features a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, 100 deluxe suites that come with your own butler, four expansive Presidential villas and ITC’s signature spa Kaya Kalp.
We are totally excited about this news and here is why you should be excited too. Las Vegas’s popular Hollywood theme-based resort Planet Hollywood is coming to India. The hotel that is expected to open its doors by Christmas this year will have 115-rooms and 15 luxury tents. The rooms, designed by Gauri Khan, will house original Hollywood memorabilia just like the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas.
ANYA Hotels and Resorts has opened their first hotel - ANYA in Gurgaon. It is located on the Golf Course Road, a busy commercial hub dotted with MNC’s, towering residential communities and the DLF Golf Course. Just a 23-minute drive from IGI Airport, ANYA has 102 rooms and 15 suites including a pool, gym and spa. The building designed in the shape of an eye is built in a non-conventional style with each room and suite being unique in size, style and shape. The interiors at ANYA, Gurgaon, are modern and chic, blended with elements drawn from a rich palette of Indian crafts.

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