The Park Corbett and The Park Wayanad – opening winter 2015
The Park Hotels will add two new luxury hotels to The Park Collection brand, which is a group of one off boutique hotels in exciting destinations. The new hotels will be in areas of outstanding natural beauty and are due to open at the end of the year.
Priya Paul, Chairperson of The Park Hotels said, “The majority of our hotels are in cities across India and it is exciting to grow the collection into more off-the-beaten-track leisure destinations. We expect to see significant demand for these hotels from international guests.”
The Park Corbett, Jim Corbett National Park (Uttarakhand, North India) opens in November 2015 and will have 40 rooms. It will be the first branded luxury hotel to open in the park, which is one of the best in India and home to a spectacular array of wildlife, including the Bengal Tiger. The hotel has a prime position, accessible all year round and situated close to the park entrance. It has expansive landscaped gardens and combines natural materials, including local stone with contemporary design. The hotel will offer excellent dining and services, including safaris run by the in-house naturalists.
The Park Wayanad in Northern Kerala is also set to open at the end of the year. The hotel will have around 25 cottages and villas and is located in the forested area of Wayanad that extends into the hills of the Western Ghats. The ambience here will be that of an eco-resort, with breath-taking views, again with Park Hotel’s exquisite design, dining and service culture.
Priya Paul named one of the Global Forebears of Contemporary Travel (LE Miami 2015)
Priya Paul has been honoured as one of the 12global forebears of the contemporary travel industry, alongside the likes of Ian Schrager and Nick Jones. This accolade was announced on 8th June 2015 at LE Miami with an exhibition featuring paintings of each of the winners.
Priya Paul pioneered the luxury boutique scene in India and has continued to innovate with her inspirational approach to hospitality.
Five new Zone by The Park Hotels Announced
Following the successful launch of the first Zone by The Park properties in Coimbatore (December 2015) and Jaipur (April 2015), the company is delighted to announce its five upcoming properties in Chennai (August 2015), Mahabalipuram (November 2015), Jodhpur (December 2015), Raipur and Goa (date TBC).
The line is overseen by London-based, award-winning RIBA designers Project Orange, working in conjunction with Priya Paul. Zone by The Park properties are priced at the £50- £70 mark. They bring a new level of design-forward hotels to the mid-market Indian hotel sector, which is experiencing increasing demand for branded hotels across the subcontinent.
Drawing from The Park’s design spirit, the concept envisions an interactive series of buzzing spaces using the best of contemporary design, with creative and playful interiors, multifunctional spaces, great restaurants, bars and vibrant nightlife.