Travellers heading for a vacation in India this year can experience novel experiences that they would love to indulge in. With luxury hotels in India booming, multiple high-end properties are slated to start this year offering the best luxury services that money can buy. Here’s our list of unique offerings in the hotel industry that one can enjoy this year:

The Postcard Hotels

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Founded by former Oberoi President and veteran hotelier, Kapil Chopra, the swanky ‘Made in India’ luxury hotel chain was started recently with three properties in premier locations in Goa. The resorts have been envisioned with as a collection of intimate hotels designed to take guests on a journey where holidays are slow, free of complications and almost always sun-kissed, have been made simpler and are filled with beautiful experiences. The hotel chain plans to offer fantastic spaces for guests to relax with novel experiences immersed in the local culture. That’s why each hotel location is carefully chosen to ensure guests have a memorable vacation. Three properties in Goa are already up and running namely, The Postcard Moira, The Postcard Velha and The Postcard Cuelim. The hotel chain plans to start 7 more properties in 2019 one each in Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Sundarbans, and one in Kanha. Overall, the brand is committed to building and operating 50 hotels in the next 5 years.  

The Chedi, Mumbai

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Situated in close proximity to Mumbai’s Powai region, The Chedi Mumbai is set to be an emerging hub for work and leisure outside of South Mumbai and will house a new convention and exhibition centre, an art auditorium, cultural plaza, residences and offices. When viewed from these various perspectives, The Chedi Mumbai is truly a testament to the owner’s vision for it to become a destination in and of itself, the epicentre of this metropolitan city.

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The Chedi Mumbai offers its guests 312 generously sized guestrooms, seven outstandingly exceptional and innovative dining options that caters to the discerning palates of the well-heeled traveller, extensive meeting facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, stunning venues for private events of all sizes, a holistic spa and wellness facility and overall, a brand new development that will provide a stunning backdrop to any noteworthy event in Mumbai. The food and beverage offerings will set The Chedi Mumbai apart from the industry because of its novel gastronomical experiences that will drive locals, expatriates and travellers to the culinary utopia.

Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy One

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The perfect reflection of the city’s innovative, entrepreneurial  and cosmopolitan spirit, Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy ONE makes a big statement in the heart of “India’s Silicon Valley.” Host a meeting or gala event in our impressive event spaces, entertain business associates at one of our vibrant restaurants and lounges or maintain your personal edge at our high-tech fitness centre and an outdoor pool.

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The vibrant restaurants and lounges, its tranquil gardens, the serene outdoor pool deck with a cascading waterfall, 230 guestrooms complete with the latest luxury interiors, the hotel offers the best stay experiences for business and leisure travellers alike for its guests.

Jalesh Cruises

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Essel group’s and India’s first premiere cruise line ‘Jalesh Cruises’ has been launched and will commence operations in April, this year. Jalesh which means ‘Lord Of the Water’ is an apt name for the behemoth cruise that will offer multi-destination cruises. The cruise line promises to offer a rich experience of Indian culture, hospitality and dining experiences to domestic and international travellers. The first cruise will start from Mumbai and head to Goa and will offer onshore destinations and excursions across Indian port cities of Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi and Visakhapatnam etc. The cruise line also plans to offer international destinations such as Abu Dhabi, Colombo, Dubai, Muscat, Penang, Ras Al Khaimah and Singapore. Broadway shows designed in las vegas, extravaganza plays, magic shows, live music, concerts, dance shows, novel shopping experiences along with unique dining experiences would be on offer to guests throughout the year.

The Best New Luxury Hotel of 2019

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A not so Indian luxury resort, Kudadoo Maldives is definitely a top contender for the best luxury resort of 2019. Situated in the Indian Ocean, the Kudadoo Maldives is a posh private island resort with 15 gorgeous overwater bungalows. The guests at the exclusive adults-only resort get 24-hour butler service, restaurant, bar, spa, beach and an infinity pool. Guests can also choose to arrive by boat or via the resort’s private seaplane.

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There are 100 staff members in the property that can accommodate up to 50 guests maximum. Picture-perfect beaches, crystal-clear waters and views that are priceless, the luxurious resort has everything to offer for its guests. The resort is powered by 984 solar panels that provide all the power required by the resort. It offers one and two-bedroom villas which cost $3400 and $4800 respectively per night respectively.

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The pièce de résistance is the Hurawalhi Restaurant, the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant 19 feet under the ocean water in the glittering Indian Ocean where guests can choose for a private dining for two for those perfect intimate romantic moments. Truly a bespoke destination with a unique resort, the Kudadoo Maldives is a luxury tourist haven with everything that one needs for a serene vacation with the best that money can buy.

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