SaffronStays, India’s foremost network of private vacation homes, recently announced its milestone of curating an exclusive club of 100 hand-picked villas across India. SaffronStays was launched in 2015 with the idea of changing the way India travels with fully serviced and managed villas in drive-to destinations from top Metros. Today, the platform has a collection of 100 unique homes that include heritage and bespoke properties that have a story to tell across 40 exotic destinations. The startup has successfully hosted 50,000+ guests across Maharashtra, Goa, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
This announcement comes close on the heels of their last milestone of forging a partnership with Auto Hangar, India’s leading dealership for luxury passenger cars of Mercedes-Benz to offer its holiday homes to 5000 patron-families at the dealership.
Private vacation villas are quickly becoming the first choice for travellers across the world, with changing lifestyles and changing travel preferences. From cottages in the woods to beach house by the ocean, SaffronStays offers exotic holiday homes where families can bond in the privacy of their own estates. Travelers can choose from a variety of heritage homes, pet-friendly villas and villas with private pools and lawns for creating unforgettable family moments.
Speaking on the occasion, Devendra Parulekar, Founder, SaffronStays says, “With one hundred homes, we have connected people with diverse backgrounds from across India and the world. As we grow, we will be able to add more luxury villas in unexplored locations and build experiences that travellers from every walk of life can enjoy. The hospitality industry is grappling with the true definition of luxury. Gone are the times when marble-laid rooms and gold plated bathrooms were in demand. Today, those who have come into money understand that they true definition of luxury is the luxury of privacy, certainty and family time. Our members and clients can enjoy the confidence of a hotel in the comfort of their home.”
Tejas Parulekar, Founder, SaffronStays shared, “As the travel needs and aspirations change in India, platforms such as ours will be able to add more value by providing bespoke luxurious experiences that can be accessed no matter where you are located. Our homes cover the length and breadth of India, ensuring that no traveller is left out when it comes to enjoying a unique luxury holiday experience that is unique and personalised to suit their tastes and requirements.”
She goes on to add, “With our collection of homes, we have been able to cater to the needs of not only seasoned off beat travellers, but also families both large and small, corporates looking at unique team building sites or offsite events, families that want to organise intimate celebratory gatherings in the form of anniversaries, birthdays and weddings or even a gathering of friends who are looking for an evening of fun and relaxation. Our 100 homes ensure there is something for everyone’s tastes and requirements, stitched up in a consistent 5 star experience, no matter which home you pick.”
All SaffronStays villas are designed by award-winning architects, with homes that belong to well-established achievers — from industrialists to renowned doctors, entrepreneurs and celebrities and art aficionados. The villas are present in multiple locations across West, North & South India which include some flagship homes such as:
SaffronStays 8 NM, Alibaug: it’s a 10 villa complex, each with a private pool and 2 bedrooms
SaffronStays Amayaah Tara and Palash, Rishikesh — the home where The Beatles sat under a tree and composed 40 songs
SaffronStays Casa Blanca, Karjat — the home with a private cricket pitch
SaffronStays Parsi Manor — An 1830’s heritage mansion in Matheran
SaffronStays also partnered with marquee real estate players, premium luxury consumer brands and chosen clubs across India, to create the right partner ecosystem for its members. Members enjoy privileges such as priority access to newly launched homes, access to marquee member-only homes, invitations to curated member-only events, complimentary nights and special discounts.