‘Welcomhotel’, one of India’s fastest growing hospitality brands from the ITC Hotels group has launched its second property in Himachal Pradesh —Welcomhotel Tavleen Chail — with 65 well-appointed guest rooms, including 18 cottages and a luxury suite. This launch follows the inauguration of Welcomhotel Shimla about six months ago. With the addition of the premier mountain resort at Chail, the Welcomhotel brand currently boasts a portfolio of around 19 properties across India.
Welcomhotel Tavleen Chail offers a wholesome yet contemporary culinary experience. The WelcomCafe Monal, (named after the Himalayan `Monal’ bird) serves best of both global fare and regional Himachali cuisine. The traditional Welcomsthalika serves an assortment of authentic regional dishes on a platter. The ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced, supporting the farming community of the neighbourhood. The Swizzle bar overlooking the pine trees serves signature cocktails and an international wine menu for those idle evenings by the bar.
With a strong and steady rise in domestic tourism, this new addition of an unexplored destination will have a lot to offer the discerning traveler.
The former summer capital of the princely state of Patiala, Chail is a quaint hill station cocooned in a beautiful nook, 37 kilometers from Shimla in the snow-capped Shivalik region of Himachal Pradesh.
Located in close proximity to the hotel is the Chail Cricket Ground which is the highest cricket ground in the world. Other nearby attractions include the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, Chail Bazaar, Sadhupul Lake, Kali Ka Tibba and Himalayan Nature Park.
Speaking on the launch, Nakul Anand, Executive Director – ITC, said, “With the Indian tropical summer approaching, we believe it is the perfect time to launch another Welcomhotel outpost in Himachal Pradesh. For those who love to take the road less travelled, Chail makes for the perfect destination. With the new “work from anywhere” and the “workation” concept gaining popularity, Welcomhotel Tavleen Chail is the perfect bleisure destination for work and pleasure. The heightened WeAssure hygiene and safety measures ensure travelers peace of mind as they enjoy the destination. Collaborating with like-minded partners who bring unique hospitality experiences has further strengthened ITC Hotels footprint across the length and breadth of the country.”
Welcomhotel Tavleen Chail resort’s outdoor and indoor space is ideal for events, weddings and celebrations. Guests who prefer to lounge around the property can head to the cozy in-house library, laze at the temperature-controlled pool or join guided Yoga sessions and even on-site trails like the Oak Trail and Pine Trail. Kids have their own little haven in Ollie’s Corner that has a host of outdoor/indoor play areas specifically designed to keep them creatively engaged and entertained. Guests who love the outdoors can go paragliding, off-roading and snow driving (in-season). Families can picnic at woods and meadows around the hotel or by the stream a short drive away.
Wellness and holistic rejuvenation has always been ingrained in Welcomhotel’s signature hospitality. Guests looking at a de-stressing and rejuvenating experience, can unwind at the K by Kaya Kalp -- a spa based on time-honored Indian wellness principles that offers the perfect, relaxing break from the city’s mundane hustles.