Radisson Hotel Group has announced the opening of Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay in the seaside fishing town of Arikamedu in Pondicherry. Uniquely located between a lagoon and the Bay of Bengal, the hotel seeks to welcome service, leisure, and MICE tourists to delight in safe and unforgettable stays.
Radisson becomes the first worldwide hotel brand to run in Pondicherry
This opening makes Radisson the very first worldwide hotel brand name to run in the union territory of Pondicherry- which is significantly becoming a staple on the list of Indian tourists.
Spread over 20,000 sqm, the serene resort integrates modern-day design and convenience with rustic environments for delivering an immersive experience to its guests.
Blend of French and Tamil architecture
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 sqm hydro-therapy saltwater Moroccan pool with a jacuzzi, called Salt Splash.
” In 2021 Radisson Hotel Group opened 100th hotel in India. With the start of 2022, we continue our ambitious five-year growth plan as we include Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay to our portfolio. This hotel is part of our vision to make premium hospitality available in every part of our lively nation, particularly in the tier-II and III markets. We anticipate strengthening our footprint in India by introducing hotels and resorts that use an elevated guest experience with a substantial focus on style and architecture,” said Zubin Saxena, MD and Vice President Operations, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group.
Easily accessible location
Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay is easily situated within a 20-minute drive from Pondicherry’s train and bus stations. Pondicherry’s domestic airport is 11 kilometers away and is a 30-minute drive from the hotel while the Chennai International Airport is located at 150 kilometers.
Located near to the city center, visitors have a myriad of tourist attractions at arm’s length, such as the famous Arikamedu historical site– which dates back over two thousand years, Boardwalk Beach, and the French War Memorial.
The resort likewise offers breathtaking views of Eden Beach, among only 10 Indian beaches, to get the coveted Blue Flag status for its pristine environment.
Five different categories for chalets and private accommodations
Taking pride in Franco-Tamil architecture, the large spaces show the traditional design of Pondicherry, with expansive balconies and terraces embellished in rich, earthy colors. The personal villas and luxurious chalets ignore gardens filled with local verdant flowers or the mesmerizing lagoon.
The resort offers chalets and private rental accommodations in five different categories, including garden view chalets, lagoon view chalets, garden view chalets, lagoon view chalets, garden view chalets, lagoon view chalets, and villas with private pools.
Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay can host up to 650 pax
With over 6,000 sqm of the indoor and outdoor event area, Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay is the city’s most sophisticated setting for banquet functions, offsite company meetings and conferences, premier launches, executive retreats, grand wedding events, and celebratory events.
The resort provides two indoor locations – Bay View banquet hall and Boulevard that can host up to 350 pax, and 2 outdoor locations- La Boulevard Yard and Sands, which can host approximately 650 pax.
Wedding event visitors can gain from the competence of a devoted wedding coordinator to produce an unforgettable day. At the same time, company guests can select from various conference plans to host conferences and conferences in stunning settings.
The resort includes two on-site restaurants
The resort includes 2 on-site restaurants that use a range of international and local F&B offerings. The Bay Bistro provides elegant design and a variety of dishes that combine French and Indian cuisines.
The Great Kebab Factory concentrates on North-West Indian dishes, including kebabs and unique kinds of Indian bread. Additionally, Arikamedu Lounge serves newly baked pizzas made in a wood-fired oven created by an Italian craftsman from Auroville.
The resort is also geared up with contemporary facilities like a 24-hour fitness center and a 92 sqm outside swimming pool for kids. Another distinguishing characteristic of the resort is its full-service Bodhi medical spa.
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