Welcomhotel Guntur is now open as the first LEED Platinum Certified Hotel in Andhra Pradesh

ITC Hotels has announced the opening of Welcomhotel Guntur, the first LEED Platinum Certified Hotel in Andhra Pradesh. This flagship hotel, the latest addition to the state’s rich hospitality destinations, was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in the presence of ITC Chairman Sanjiv Puri. Sanjiv Puri, Chairman, ITC Limited, highlighted ITC’s century-long association with the state of Andhra Pradesh and how the Company has over the years strengthened its investments across all the three sectors of the state’s economy – agriculture, manufacturing and services He stated that ITC’s new world-class hotel property in Guntur would make a meaningful contribution to the vibrant tourism landscape of Andhra Pradesh. Specially designed to provide a delightful and enriching experience to customers, Welcomhotel Guntur has 104 well-appointed guest rooms, including a Presidential Suite, four Executive Suites and four Standard Suites. With a repertoire of world-class hospitality offerings, the hotel promises to further enrich its vibrant tourism and business landscape.

In line with ITC’s Hotel’s credo of ‘Responsible Luxury’, Welcomhotel Guntur is also committed to highest levels of environmental stewardship. The hotel is powered by renewable energy sourced from ITC’s own wind energy farm near Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Powered by its credentials in promoting green energy, the hotel is poised to achieve the coveted LEED Net Zero Carbon status soon. Welcomhotel Guntur also has its own water bottling plant that enables it to serve zero-mile bespoke drinking water in glass bottles christened ‘Sunya Aqua’. “ITC Hotels takes great pride in launching ‘Welcomhotel Guntur’, the first LEED Platinum certified hotel in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Being the first five-star hotel in the state, Welcomhotel Guntur is reflective of the warmth of Indian hospitality, augmented by our internationally acclaimed standards of service. The new opening will strengthen our footprint in the southern region as Brand Welcomhotel continues to surge forward adding a number of properties across India to its portfolio,” said Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd. Drawing inspiration from its ecosystem, and the fertile environment, the hotel’s brick colour exterior is a tribute to Guntur being the largest chilli market yard in Asia. A land of temples, and art, the tropical climate and beautiful botanical surroundings all find voice in Welcomhotel Guntur with its earthy, vibrant colours, airy interiors, lush vegetation, traditional art, and indigenous flavours. Welcomhotel Guntur serves as the perfect venue for celebrations, corporate events, weddings, conferences and meetings with pre-function, meeting and banquet venues spread over 836 sq. metres, infused with a grand ambience of jewel tones, enriched with indigenous vibes of Kalamkari art, balanced with sepia toned art.

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