KOCHI: Major hospitality groups in the country have no second thoughts when it comes to investing in Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is expanding its footprint in Kerala by adding two more properties — The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel and The Leela Ashtamudi, a Raviz Hotel in Kerala, to its resort portfolio. The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel returns to The Leela portfolio after three years while The Leela Ashtamudi, a Raviz Hotel is a new addition to the brand portfolio.
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts Chief Operating Officer Anuraag Bhatnagar is quoted as saying in a statement “we are delighted to reintroduce The Leela brand into Kerala as we welcome The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel back into our fold and introduce The Leela Ashtamudi, a Raviz Hotel, a hidden gem into our portfolio. The two resorts complement each other and define two very distinctive and unique experiences that showcase the best of Kerala. This expansion is in lockstep with the growing demand from the discerning global leisure traveller to experience meaningful and transformative journeys that are an authentic expression of a region’s beauty, heritage, cuisine and culture.”
RP Group Vice Chairman Ganesh Ravi Pillai said “I am excited to partner with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts to reintroduce The Leela brand in its new avatar to Kerala. Great projects are rarely built in isolation; and great ecosystems more so. The coming together of Raviz and Leela will create a synergy that can propel the State to the centre stage of the global tourism network. The partnership of the two great brands in the luxury travel and wellness sectors can be a force for good; not just for the State but for the entire southern region. Together, we can reimagine and transform the tourism sector in the region.”