With a boom in tourism, a rise in destination weddings, and a generational shift towards valuing experiences over things, India is experiencing a constant influx of exciting new hotels as people are traveling more and more. We have rounded up a list of some of our favorite hotel openings from 2016 to put on your bucket list.
1) The Oberoi Sukhvilas, Chandigarh
The latest and greatest from the Oberoi group’s uber-luxurious “Vilas” lineage is a destination spa and resort in the middle of 8,000 acres of protected natural forest in the Siswan Forest Range near Chandigarh. The “Vilas” have redefined luxury in India and Sukhvilas promises to be no different with its handcrafted royal tents, palatial villas, private pools, landscaped courtyards, and 24-hour butler service. The spa offers various Ayurvedic and western therapies and hydrotherapy facilities including an infrared sauna, a Vitality pool, a Turkish hammam and a Roman tepidarium.
Source: Oberoi Hotels
2) W Goa
The most talked about hotel in the party capital of India – W Goa – is the W hotels’ first foray into India. Spread over 25 acres overlooking the Arabian Sea on Vagator Beach in North Goa, W Goa is perfectly situated, steps away from the trendiest nightclubs in town. Although with its sea-view suites and villas, the signature poolside WOOBAR, and the sexy beach club carved out of a rock, you may never want to step out.
Source: Starwood Hotels
3) Jalakara, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The most secluded spot in one of the remotest places on earth – Jalakara is an oasis of luxury tucked in the lush tropical rainforest of Havelock Island. The stunning villa hotel is perched on a hill and has 6 uniquely designed suites, one private villa, and an infinity pool overlooking the jungle. In addition to its magical location, spectacular views, and delectable cuisine, Jalakara also offers in-house yoga and various Thai and Indian spa therapies, making it the ultimate place of rejuvenation.
4) The Gateway Resort, Pushkar
Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Aravali hills, The Gateway Resort by Taj is situated on the Pushkar Bypass in the heart of Rajasthan. The idyllic location provides a royal escape from the hustle and bustle of the two neighboring towns – Ajmer and Pushkar – both of which are steeped in heritage and history. The hotel is built in true Rajasthani style with a palatial architecture, huge courtyards, and landscaped gardens.
Source: Taj Hotels
So whether you are looking for a perfect wedding destination, a romantic getaway, a wellness retreat, or a crazy party weekend – we have got you covered!
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