A new sun rises in Surajkund
A brand new signature in hospitality begets a brand new address in the National capital region with Vivanta By Taj – Surajkund
Nestled in the lap of forested and tranquil acres, the hotel offers a sanctum from the bustle of a megapolis.
Faridabad, 12th September 2013: Vivanta by Taj – Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Vivanta portfolio with Vivanta by Taj – Surajkund. (earlier being operated and managed as Claridges, Surajkund ).
Rechristened as Vivanta by Taj - Surajkund, the hotel is all set to embark on a new era of cool luxury nestled in the lap of a forested and tranquil neighborhood.
Speaking at the press conference, Mr. Raymond N Bickson, M.D. & C.E.O., Indian Hotels Company Limited said “We welcome the newest addition to our portfolio. This hotel will be the third Vivanta in the region after the recent launch of Vivanta by Taj – Gurgaon, NCR and our contemporary classic address Vivanta Ambassador. This is in line with a strategic plan to expand our presence in the National Capital Region and underlines the company’s objective of achieving growth through domestic dominance.”
Ms Deepa Misra Harris, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces said, “Vivanta by Taj - Surajkund will be seen in a new avatar as the perfect place for both business and leisure. With a 16000 sq ft. indulgent and much lauded Jiva Grande Spa, sun kissed courtyards, gurgling aqua bodies, interesting installations, signature restaurants luxurious rooms and generous conferencing and banqueting spaces, Vivanta Surajkund promises the next sanctum.
“Dedicated to continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality, the Vivanta brand is growing at a rapid pace. With this hotel, the Vivanta portfolio is now 28 hotels. We look forward to welcoming our guests to a whole new Vivanta twist at Surajkund and am sure our guests will find this new experience exhilirating.” said Mr. Veer Vijay Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Vivanta by Taj Hotels & Resorts.
Vivanta by Taj – Suraj Kund, is 45 minutes by road from the international airport and from the central Delhi. It is perched amongst the ancient Aravallis, a short distance from the Tughlaqabad fort. With 287 plush rooms and suites, some terraced, vast conferencing spaces & banqueting facilities, a 16000 sq ft. indulgent and much lauded Jiva Grande Spa with a baoli entrance, sun kissed courtyards, gurgling aqua bodies, edge of the plate provincial cuisine, the hotel promises to be an oasis. The hotel is a “green and intelligent” building that combines minimalistic décor, meticulous refinements, creature comfort technology and installation spaces that breathe rustic chic, appealing to both corporate nomads and the leisure wanderlusts.
Each room has been designed to harmonize with the hotel’s contemporary, upscale ambience with state-of-the-art technology and discreet elegance which overarches the guest’s stay experience. Artistic in every aspect, with compelling views of Central Courtyard and infinity pool in most of the rooms, bamboo and African teak wood flooring, the rooms offer a choice between king or twin sized beds. The rooms overlooking the central courtyard have their own private balcony with bougainvillea plants, futons, lounge and chair seating and lanterns and lamp providing soft lighting.
Oasis, the all day dining with its breathtaking ambience offers a delightful selection of Italian, Chinese and Indian cuisine. Spread over 700 sq. meters, the restaurant overlooks a beautifully landscaped central courtyard with al-fresco seating and exciting water bodies showcasing an intricate interplay of water, light & music. Easy- the lounge bar, overlooking the central courtyard, offers the perfect concoction of heady beverages, Vivanta fuse cocktails and lounge music. An extensive selection of beverages and enticing snacks menu has something to please every palate, from the mundane to the exotic snacks. Paranda, the specialty Indian restaurant takes inspiration from a typical North Indian highway eatery and offers the five river cuisine.
The Art Lounge is truly the connoisseur’s corner. Located at the lobby level it exudes a distinctive aesthetic charm. Overlooking water features on one side and the charming blown glass artwork on the other, the Art Lounge is the perfect setting for a conversation over a coffee or tea.
The Jiva Grande at Vivanta by Taj – Surajkund, NCR, is the sanctum sanctorum in a sense and provides a timeless wellness concept spread across 15,500 sq. ft. The Spa promises a retreat for the seekers of urban rejuvenation. The exquisite Jiva Grande Spa spans across two floors and consists of nine treatment rooms, a spacious luxury spa suite, beauty stations, wet area facilities, a relaxation area, fitness centre with yoga studio and a large outdoor pool. The signature spaces include the stunning baoli entrance inspired by the Surajkund Baoli (reservoir), and dedicated steam and sauna facilities with ice fountains.
Inspired by the ancient Indian Baoli in design and concept, the Jiva Grande provides a sanctuary of tranquillity where dedicated therapists combine timeless wellness concepts with modern therapeutic wisdom, to set a new benchmark in holistic treatments and therapy. The Jiva philosophy and signature therapies embrace the essence of the ancient Indian healing ethos, delivering a sense of peace & harmony. Bespoke heat & water experiences ease the body and relieve tension. The steam room with its starlit ceiling offers an enchanting meditative experience. The sauna detoxifies you and a splash from the ice fountain provides a sharp, arctic refresh. Tranquil corridors lead to the private spa suites ensuring that your revival is complete in the true sense of being. The Jiva Grande at Surajkund is all set to offer some first of its kind experiences for the stressed-out traveller as well as the sleep deprived individual with its unique signature programs.
With each Vivanta hotel signature experiences are presented which are rooted in local destination and a strong sense of place. These Vivanta Motifs are a representation of the Vivanta philosophy of hospitality with an imaginative twist.
Vivanta Surajkund would be unveiling exciting motifs in the coming few weeks that underline the brand’s penchant for pleasantly surprising you. During the course of a stay, guests could soak in the private luxury of a thematic Bridal suite curated by one of the country’s “hautest” nouveau designers, enjoy the Jiva Bliss suite and the Jiva Indulgence room which take the Jiva Grande Spa experience right into privacy of the room, celebrate a ‘Renewal of Vows’ experience or cherish the barefoot dining experience by the pool or enjoy fascinating vignettes of local culture and heritage with the Vivanta trails with Tallis or the Vivanta Folk Studio & Artisan program
Faridabad is the largest city in the north Indian state of Haryana, in Faridabad district. The district shares its boundaries with the National Capital and Union Territory of Delhi to its north, Gurgaon district to the west and Uttar Pradesh to its east and south. It is well connected to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
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About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 105 hotels in 64 locations across India with an additional 17 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.