Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay is now open

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the opening of Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay in the coastal fishing village of Arikamedu in Pondicherry. ­­Uniquely situated between a lagoon and the Bay of Bengal, the hotel looks to welcome business, leisure, and MICE travellers to enjoy safe and memorable stays. This opening makes Radisson the first international hotel brand to operate in the union territory of Pondicherry which is increasingly becoming a staple on the list of Indian travellers.

Spread over 20,000 sq m, the serene resort amalgamates modern design and comfort with rustic surroundings for delivering an immersive experience to its guests. Pondicherry’s beautiful colonial architecture is reflected through the resort’s design, with interiors inspired by the rich French and Tamil architecture and the use of locally sourced materials like the classic Athangudi floor tiles from Chettinad. It also houses a 260 sq m hydro-therapy saltwater Moroccan pool with a jacuzzi, called Salt Splash.

“2021 was a milestone year for us at Radisson Hotel Group as we successfully opened our 100th hotel in India. With the onset of 2022, we continue our ambitious five-year expansion plan as we add Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay to our portfolio. This hotel is part of our vision to make premium hospitality accessible in every part of our vibrant country, especially in the Tier II and III markets. We look forward to strengthening our footprint in India by introducing hotels and resorts that offer an elevated guest experience with a significant focus on design and architecture,” said Zubin Saxena, Managing Director and Vice President – Operations, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group.

Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay is conveniently located within a 20-minute drive from Pondicherry’s train and bus stations. Pondicherry’s domestic airport is 11 km away and is a 30-minute drive from the hotel while the Chennai International Airport is located at 150 km. The resort features chalets and private villas across five categories, including chalet with balcony – garden view, chalet with balcony – lagoon view, chalet with verandah – garden view, chalet with verandah – lagoon view and villa with private pool. Boasting of Franco-Tamil architecture, the spacious rooms reflect the classic style of Pondicherry, with wide balconies and verandas decorated in rich, earthy colors. The luxurious chalets and private villas either overlook gardens filled with local verdant flowers or the mesmerising lagoon.

“It gives us great pleasure to partner with Radisson Hotel Group. We are certain that the Group’s international repute will help us draw and cater to domestic and international travelers alike. Nestled in the quaint coastal fishing village of Arikamedu, the resort creates the perfect symphony by fusing old-world European charm with local flavours. We anticipate this being even more relevant now as travellers are actively scouting for offbeat locations to rewind and rejuvenate, with a focus on wellness. We look forward to working together with the Group and setting new hospitality benchmarks in the union territory of Pondicherry,” said Vikram Cotah, CEO, GRT Hotels & Resorts.

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