Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg opens November 2012

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    Vivanta by Taj – Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the opening of Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg on 1st November 2012. Adding to the rapidly expanding Vivanta portfolio, this hotel will be the 25th property to open since the brand was launched in 2010. Situated at an altitude of 3,800 ft. within 180 acres of subtropical rainforest, the hotel is set to be the ultimate retreat for nature lovers and sybarites. Located seven kilometres from the charming hill-station of Madikeri in South-Western India, the hotel offers panoramic vistas of the Western Ghats and the imposing mountains that Coorg is famous for. Thanks to its secluded location within dense canopies and verdant valleys, the hotel brings organic luxury to Karnataka’s scenic and rugged landscape.

    Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg’s luxurious 63 rooms and villas have been built within an eco-conscious context to ensure that the property is unobtrusive and respectful to the natural beauty of its location. Bricks and paints were hand-made on site using displaced soil and natural river stones. Recycled and restored wood feature extensively in the property’s construction and only CFL and LED lighting is used, to ensure that the hotel stays true to its eco-sensitive narrative.

    Luxury abounds, with spacious villas offering exquisite design, impressive views and memorable touches such as fireplaces in each room. The Luxury Bliss villas are spread over 3,300 sq. ft. each and come with a built-in indoor pool and a retractable sun-roof. Premium Temptation villas encompass 3,300 sq. ft. and have private swimming pools overlooking the valley, whilst the 9,000 sq. ft. Presidential Nirvana Suite offers three bedrooms, a swimming pool, private pavilion, its own courtyard and facilities for in-house dining.

    The hotel will house a 30,000 sq. ft. Jiva Grande Spa with an unusual design. Located in the main lobby block, the spa delves down three levels of the rainforest. It offers stunning views of the landscape, lending a mystical aura to every treatment room. The expansive spa and wellness space has private treatment suites with their own steam and showers as well as a relaxation deck, a wellness café and the signature Jiva experience – the wood fired ‘Gudda bath’ that draws from the local ethos of Coorg and is found in traditional households in the region.

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    Daniel Fountain / 31.10.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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