Luxury Lifestyle Brand Radisson Collection Launches In India

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Radisson Hotel Group is excited to announce the grand opening of Radisson Collection Hotel & Spa, Riverfront Srinagar, the luxury lifestyle brand’s first property in India. Nestled on the banks of the Jhelum River, the hotel’s design draws inspiration from Kashmir’s heritage, culture, and art.

The hotel captures the essence of Kashmir by blending landmark architecture, stunning furnishings, great culinary and cultural experiences, personalized service, and sumptuous amenities. With its opening, Radisson property Group has strengthened its foothold in Jammu and Kashmir, as Radisson Collection Hotel & Spa, Riverfront Srinagar becomes Radisson Hotel Group’s eighth operating property in the region.

The hotel is conveniently placed near popular tourist destinations such as Dal Lake, Mughal Gardens, Tulip Garden, Shalimar Garden, Cheshmashahi Garden, Pari Mahal, Shankaracharya Temple, ancient Lal Chowk, and downtown Srinagar. It is easily accessible by vehicle or taxi from the Srinagar International Airport, as well as the local bus and train stations.

Nikhil Sharma, Managing Director and Area Senior Vice President (ASVP), South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group, said, “We are proud to introduce the first Radisson Collection hotel in India, located in the enchanting city of Srinagar. With an impressive scale of 212 rooms, the largest in Jammu and Kashmir region, Radisson Collection Hotel & Spa, Riverfront Srinagar, promises an unparalleled experience for our guests. With this debut, we are looking forward to many such opportunities to collaborate with the right partners and build a unique collection of iconic properties under the Radisson Collection brand in the country.”

The Radisson Collection Hotel & Spa, Riverfront Srinagar, the largest hotel in Jammu and Kashmir, has 212 spacious and well-defined rooms across five categories: premium, executive, suite, executive suite, and presidential suite. The hotel’s corners are inspired by Kashmir’s original themes and the unique geometrical star patterned ‘jali’ – a traditional lattice or screen commonly seen in Kashmiri architecture, known for its sophisticated craftsmanship and decorative appeal. These motifs are complimented by artworks illustrating the elaborate embroidery procedure used in Kashmiri shawls and carpets. Every morning, the hotel’s stately corridors are alive with the melodious sounds of morning Rabab, which is performed live, welcoming guests into a cultural immersion experience.

The hotel provides an outstanding culinary adventure, combining numerous cuisines with a mix of contemporary and classic architecture. Firdaus, one of its two F&B venues, serves Kashmiri Wazwaan, a traditional multi-course meal recognized for its intricate preparation, as well as local specialties made with age-old Kashmiri cooking traditions. The traditionally decorated interiors represent Kashmiri culture, elegantly blending the past and current with regional culinary delights.

Sapphire Lounge, a sophisticated tea and coffee lounge, serves French pastries, cakes, and a selection of teas in an exquisite setting. Guests can enjoy scented coffee and French treats while relaxing on the lovely green grass. The lounge also offers Kashmiri Kahwa, Noon Tea, and a variety of Kashmiri breads. Mehfil, a beautiful bar environment, also serves a curated range of premium spirits in a sophisticated atmosphere accented by transparent glass walls and colorful leather furnishings reminiscent of a pleasant residential living room.

Mumtaz, one of the largest pillar-less banquet halls in the Kashmir valley, spans 460m2 and is located at the hotel. Its walls are embellished with a variety of Kashmiri art forms, including ‘Mehrab’, which is typically decorated with elaborate geometric patterns, calligraphy, and floral themes. The Mumtaz Lawns, surrounded by towering Chinar trees and Srinagar’s exquisite colonial architecture, provide an idyllic setting for weddings and business functions. Zewar is an ideal setting for small meetings.

Wasim Chaya & Naseem Chaya – Managing Directors of Mushtaq Group of Hotels, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Radisson Hotel Group as we proudly unveil the first Radisson Collection in India – Radisson Collection Hotel & Spa, Riverfront Srinagar, reaffirming our belief in the Group. Our partnership reflects our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional luxury experiences. Together, we intend to redefine the very essence of grandeur, contribute to the local growth of the hotel sector, and set new industry standards.”

Guests can also explore the Artisan Shop, which displays local artisanal products on the hotel grounds, and participate in expert-led activities that reveal the region’s rich past and adventures. They may also indulge in handpicked treatments centered on the four pillars of beauty: regeneration, balance, and detox, at the in-house L’Occitane Spa, which is created with a mix of traditional and contemporary elements.

Radisson Hotel Group has a strong presence in the Indian market and is one of the country’s largest foreign hotel operators, with over 165 hotels in operation and under development. It remains the leading hotel operator in tier-1 regions such as Delhi NCR, but more than half of its portfolio is in tier-2 and 3 markets, where it has benefited from being the first movers. With hotels in over 70 locations across India, there is a Radisson hotel every 4 hours of driving distance across the length and breadth of the country, operating under brands such as Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Inn by Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn & Suites by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and Radisson Individuals and its extension Radisson Individuals Retreats.

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