The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, introduces the iconic Tajbrand to Rishikesh with the opening of Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand. The resort opens today with a soft opening of 25 rooms and a café and will be fully completed by November 2019.
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is known as the spiritual and yoga capital of the world. This will be the company’s third hotel in the state.
Located 30 kilometres from Rishikesh, Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa is spread across 12.5 acres of terraced gardens on the bank of the river Ganges in the shadow of the mighty Himalayas. Each of the spacious 79 rooms and villas offer panoramic views of the mighty river, with its white sandy beach and majestic mountains. It is also located just 30 kms downstream from Devprayag – a sacred confluence, where the two holy rivers - Alaknanda and Bhagirathi merge to form the mouth of the Ganges.
Taj Rishikesh is a unique blend of contemporary and rustic in communion with nature. It is an architectural tribute to the Garhwal region in the Himalayas where it is located. Guests have a choice of distinctive culinary options, which include an all-day diner; a specialty restaurant offering cuisine inspired from the entire Himalayan belt, and an open-air pizza bar. A Jiva Spa, spanning an area of 20,000 sq. feet, includes treatment rooms and an expansive Yoga Pavilion. Jiva Spa is rooted in the rich and ancient wellness traditions of India, offering holistic programmes including yoga and meditation. Guests can also partake in a private Ganga Aarti on the resort’s Pebble Beach or in adventure-filled activities such as white-river rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, kayaking, local village visits and hiking. The resort will also be an ideal destination for intimate weddings and conferences with indoor and outdoor banqueting spaces.
Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said “We are honoured to partner with Mr. Mehra for Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, an exciting new addition to IHCL’s expanding resort portfolio. With its idyllic setting and unrestricted views of the Himalayas, the resort is well positioned to tap into the growing potential of the wellness and spiritual tourism market. This is consistent with our commitment to offer global travellers new and unique experiences in hospitality.”
“Rishikesh is an extremely popular destination across the world. We are delighted to partner with The Indian Hotels Company Limited. We look forward to working with them to bring the legendary Tajbrand to this unique location.” said Mr Arjun Mehra, Managing Director, Darrameks Hotels & Developers Pvt. Ltd.
“Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa is ideally located to enjoy nature while also staying connected to the pulse of Rishikesh. I am looking forward to welcoming our guests to this spectacular new resort with its exclusive villas and secluded beach.” said Devraj Singh, General Manager, Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand