Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat, located in the sub district of Raigad, is now open. Situated in the natural surroundings of verdant greenery and awe-inspiring landscapes of the nearby hills, Karjat is a popular weekend destination for regional tourism and international travellers.
The 102-room, new build, Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat is a convenient two-hour drive from Mumbai and Pune. The resort offers 360-degree views of the stunning Sahyadri Mountains which is nestled along on the banks of the Ulhas River.
Speaking on the hotel’s opening, Raj Rana, chief executive officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group said: “We are excited to partner with Mr. Chakraborty to launch this upper upscale resort. This resort’s opening reinforces our commitment to enhance the brand’s portfolio and further expand our presence in resort destinations throughout India. With its unparalleled resort experience and commitment to excellence, we are confident Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat will be a shining success.”
The hotel’s award-winning design by Chapman Taylor predominantly features Eastern themes with nods to Thai and Balinese architecture, while retaining an internal narrative that celebrates Indian design, culture and spirit.
Designed to welcome the savvy, modern traveler, Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat offers well-appointed rooms and suites, with modern amenities. 24-hour room service, high speed, complimentary Wi-Fi, a complimentary tea and coffee maker in each room, and a fully-stocked minibar all ensure a comfortable stay. Additionally, each room is fully fitted with a digital in-room safe, a digital clock with a docking station, Internet television, a hair dryer, independent shower cubicles and balconies with loungers.
A multitude of dining options includes the Riverside Poolside Bar, which allows guests to dine under the stars, a luxury that most city-dwellers are unaccustomed to. The venue offers an extensive selection of grills and barbecues, accompanied by customized cocktails. The Blu Lounge is a cozy yet sophisticated bar where guests can unwind over an extraordinary array of international and domestic wines, spirits and cocktails, accompanied by a curated selection of small bites. An outdoor deck area encourages guests to enjoy being surrounded by the resort’s multiple water bodies, in a laid-back yet elegant setting. The Palms is the resort’s all-day dining restaurant, featuring some of the most popular dishes seen on menus both in India and around the globe. Guests can sample the executive chef’s culinary innovations while admiring the pool view and surrounding greenery.
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat is designed to be the ideal choice for banqueting events of all types. Guests looking to host weddings at the property will have two outdoor sections, the Party Greens and Grand Lawn, to choose from. Spanning a vast 18,000 square feet, the areas allow guests the flexibility and space to create the perfect event of their choosing, fully supported by the hotel’s expert team of event professionals. Modern audio-visual equipment with drop-down screens and seamless Wi-Fi coverage, elegant décor with rich wood finishing, gold-leaf accents, carefully-curated artworks, mood lighting, and an expansive array of personalized menu options all ensure a memorable, on-property experience, be it for business or pleasure.
The resort’s owner, Suhasish Chakraborty, said, “Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat offers a beautiful balance between modern design and enveloping natural beauty. It is a first-of-its-kind luxury offering in an upcoming destination, complete with great connectivity, service excellence and quality standards befitting of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. We are excited to introduce this property to a range of discerning guests.”
With this newest addition, there are now 29 Radisson Blu hotels in India under Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s portfolio.
Photos: Chapman Taylor