Odisha’s Swosti Group, a leading name in travel and hospitality business in the state, is building its next hospitality venture, a marquee 13-storey hotel project located in the temple town of Puri’s undulating coast and near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Konark Sun Temple. Swosti Premium Beach Resort Puri is slated to open door in January 2024.
“We are building the first five-star deluxe hotel property in Puri. It is also the first building in Puri that has got the permission to build 13 floors. Earlier, as per the CRZ Rules, it was ground plus two floors. Swosti Premium Beach Resort Puri is the first hotel which has got permission for 13 floors. All rooms will be sea facing. Our plan is to open this property in January 2024 and keeping that target date in mind we are working round the clock,” informed JK Mohanty, Chairman & Managing Director of Swosti Group.
One of the key features of the upcoming property will be the massive events and banqueting space that it will boast of. The property will be capable of holding several large events, like weddings, congresses and conferences, at any given time.
“One of the advantages of this property is that it can take at least three large events, like let’s says weddings of 1000 pax each, simultaneously. When it comes to conferences, we can easily take three to four conferences at any given point of time. Or if it is a very large event and client wants a brake up, we have enough space for that too. We have four smaller venues and a larger one for around 1200 pax. All these event venues are also overlooking the Sea with big open-air terraces,” Mohanty informed.
State-of-the-art Spa center, a 120 covers Sea facing Sky Lounge & Bar on the 13th floor with all side open, terrace pool, large parking area, among others, are some of its other luxurious allures.
Furthermore, likely by 2024 or early 2025, Swosti will also boasts of two properties at Gopalpur on Sea. It currently operates Gopalpur Plam Resort there. Work on a second property in that area is expected to begin by the middle of the next year once Swosti reaches the completion of the civil construction of its 13-storey Sea facing marquee property that is coming up at the temple town of Puri.
“Seeing our commitment to hospitality and tourism, Gov has given us an additional three acres of land in Gopalpur- on- Sea. The land parcel is located just about 300 meters from our existing hotel at Gopalpur. We want to start work on this property after one year. Within one year we will finish work on the Civil Construction of Swosti Premium Beach Resort Puri. And once that happen, the same team, the same architect, will move to develop our second property at Gopalpur,” Mohanty further informed.
Currently operating a portfolio of four properties, two in the state capital Bhubaneshwar and one each at Gopalpur- on- Sea and Chilika Lake; the marquee Swosti Premium Beach Resort Puri will be fifth property under brand Swosti followed by the sixth property that will come up at Gopalpur- on- Sea close to Swosti’s already operation Gopalpur Palm Resort. Furthermore, Swosti has two more hotel properties lined up at Satpurra and Bhitarkanika.
“We are hoping to start work on Satpurra in another two years. Satpurra is one of the most beautiful places not just in Odisha or India, but in the world. It’s a place visited by the Dolphins. It’s a place where seven rivers meet the Sea and that creates a breathtakingly beautiful place,” he said.