Hotel Openings

25567 10 Feb 2022

Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay Opens in the Vibrant Beach City of Pondicherry

The serene resort amalgamates modern design and comfort with rustic surroundings.

Radisson Hotel Group has today announced the opening of Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay in the coastal fishing village of Arikamedu in Pondicherry. Uniquely situated between a lagoon and the Bay of Bengal, the hotel looks to welcome business, leisure, and MICE travelers to enjoy safe and memorable stays. This opening makes Radisson the first international hotel brand to operate in the union territory of Pondicherry which is increasingly becoming a staple on the list of Indian travelers.

Spread over 20,000 sqm, the serene resort amalgamates modern design and comfort with rustic surroundings for delivering an immersive experience to its guests. Pondicherrys beautiful colonial architecture is reflected through the resorts 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.

2021 was a milestone year for us at Radisson Hotel Group as we successfully opened our 100th hotel in India. With the onset of 2022, we continue our ambitious five-year expansion plan as we add Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay to our portfolio. This hotel is part of our vision to make premium hospitality accessible in every part of our vibrant country, especially in the tier-II and III markets. We look forward to strengthening our footprint in India by introducing hotels and resorts that offer an elevated guest experience with a significant focus on design and architecture, said Zubin Saxena, Managing Director and Vice President Operations, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group.

Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay is conveniently located within a 20-minute drive from Pondicherrys train and bus stations. Pondicherrys 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 close to the city center, guests have a myriad of attractions at arms length such as the famous Arikamedu archaeological site which dates back over two thousand years, Promenade Beach, and the French War Memorial. The resort also offers breathtaking views of Eden Beach, one of only 10 Indian beaches to get the coveted Blue Flag status for its pristine environment.

The resort features chalets and private villas across five categories, including chalet with balcony - garden view, chalet with balcony - lagoon view, chalet with verandah garden view, chalet with verandah lagoon view, and villa with private pool. Boasting of Franco-Tamil architecture, the spacious rooms reflect the classic style of Pondicherry, with wide balconies and verandas decorated in rich, earthy colors. The luxurious chalets and private villas either overlook gardens filled with local verdant flowers or the mesmerizing lagoon.

It gives us great pleasure to partner with Radisson Hotel Group. We are certain that the Groups international repute will help us draw and cater to domestic and international travelers alike. Nestled in the quaint coastal fishing village of Arikamedu, the resort creates the perfect symphony by fusing old-world European charm with local flavors. We anticipate this being even more relevant now as travelers are actively scouting for offbeat locations to rewind and rejuvenate, with a focus on wellness. We look forward to working together with the Group and setting new hospitality benchmarks in the union territory of Pondicherry, said Vikram Cotah, CEO, GRT Hotels Resorts.

With over 6,000 sqm of indoor and outdoor event space, Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay is the citys most sophisticated setting for banquet functions, offsite business meetings and conferences, premier launches, executive retreats, grand weddings, and celebratory events. The resort offers two indoor venues - Bay View banquet hall and Boulevard that can host up to 350 pax and two outdoor venues La Boulevard Lawn and Sands, which can host up to 650 pax. Wedding guests can benefit from the expertise of a dedicated wedding planner to make for a memorable day, while business guests can choose from a variety of meeting packages to host conferences and meetings in picturesque settings.

The resort includes two on-site restaurants that offer a variety of local and international FB offerings. The Bay Bistro offers stylish dcor and an array of dishes that bring together the French and Indian cuisines. The Great Kebab Factory specializes in North-West Indian dishes, including kebabs and special types of Indian bread. Additionally, Arikamedu Lounge serves freshly baked pizzas made in a wood-fired oven designed by an Italian artisan from Auroville.

The resort is also well equipped with modern amenities like a 24-hour fitness center and a 92 sqm outdoor pool for kids. Another distinctive feature of the resort is its full-service Bodhi spa. This environment-friendly spa offers luxury product lines, especially formulated essential oils, organic apparel treated with herbs during the yarn stage, and an exquisite selection of treatments.

Alexander Vajaravel, General Manager, Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay said, We are excited to welcome guests to Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay. With Franco-Tamil influenced architecture, modern amenities and infrastructure, as well as a taste of local culture, the resort makes the perfect destination for leisure and business travelers looking for rejuvenating experiences and unmatched hospitality services.

With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay is implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program. The in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols were developed in partnership with SGS, the worlds leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out.

About Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group is one of the world's largest hotel groups with nine distinctive hotel brands, and more than 1,600 hotels in operation and under development in 120 countries. The Groups overarching brand promise is Every Moment Matters with a signature Yes I Can! service ethos.

The Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.

Radisson Rewards is our international rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards offers an exceptional experience for our guests, meeting planners, and travel agents at over 550 hotels in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Radisson Meetings provides tailored solutions for any event or meeting, including hybrid solutions placing guests and their needs at the heart of its offer. Radisson Meetings is built around three strong service commitments: Personal, Professional and Memorable, while delivering on the brilliant basics and being uniquely 100% Carbon Neutral.

The health and safety of guests and team members remain a top priority for Radisson Hotel Group. All properties across the Groups portfolio are subject to stringent health and safety requirements, as outlined in the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol. The in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols were developed in partnership with SGS, the worlds leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out. The Safety Protocol is an integral part of Radisson Hotel Groups Safety and Security program ensuring we always care for our guests and team members.

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About Radisson

Radisson is an upscale hotel brand that offers Scandinavian inspired hospitality, which enables guests to find more harmony in their travel experience. With natural surroundings and unexpected delights, Radisson inspires the art of being in the moment. We are committed to helping our guests find the right balance for their stay, removing the discomforts travelling may bring and enabling them to switch off and relax, using our Yes I Can! attitude to ensure satisfaction of every guest. Radisson hotels can be found in suburban and city settings, near airports and leisure destinations. Guests and professional business partners can enhance their experience with Radisson by participating in Radisson Rewards, a global loyalty program offering exceptional benefits and rewards.

Radisson is part of Radisson Hotel Group, which also includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.

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About Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay

Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay is located by Paradise beach and near to the famed archaeological site of Arikamedu. Uniquely situated between a lagoon and the Bay of Bengal, the property offers breathtaking views of Eden Beach, one of only 10 Indian beaches to get the coveted Blue Flag status for its pristine environment. The resort is conveniently located within a 20-minute drive from Pondicherrys train and bus stations. Pondicherrys domestic airport is merely 11 kilometers away and is a 30-minute drive from the hotel while the Chennai International Airport is located at 150 kilometers. Architecturally appealing, the resort features some of the most elegant events and meeting spaces in the city, making it an ideal choice for premium destination weddings or any social and corporate event. Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bays rooms, MICE facilities, unique food and beverage offerings and recreation facilities make it a popular choice amongst travelers.