The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, recently announced the signing of a Vivanta hotel in Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka. This hotel is a management contract with Harinath Builders & Developers Pvt. Ltd, a sister concern of Ballal Developers Ltd.
Commenting on the signing, Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL said, “The signing of Vivanta Manipal is aligned to Aspiration 2022 with its focus on aggressive domestic growth. We are delighted to have partnered with Ballal Developers for this hotel and through this association provide a contemporary suite of offerings to both business and leisure travellers.”
Strategically located on the main Udupi – Manipal road on NH 169A,Vivanta Manipal is just one and half kilometres from the campus of the world famous Manipal Academy of Higher Education, and is within the walking distance of various shopping malls, commercial complexes and entertainment options. The proposed hotel will comprise 100 well-furnished guest rooms and will include an all-day dining restaurant, bar, a rooftop diner, recreation facilities and modern meeting spaces.
Commenting on the partnership, Nagaraj Ballal, Managing Director and CEO, Ballal Developers, said,“We are proud to have joined hands with IHCL, the pioneers of Indian hospitality and custodians of the Taj brand, in bringing Manipal - Udupi’s first upscale hotel under the brand Vivanta”.
Well connected by road, rail and air, Manipal, a university town, boasts of scenic beauty, proximity to the coast and presence of key cultural and religious sites. In addition to being the District Headquarters, Udupi is also one of the most renowned pilgrimage destinations in India as the home of the famous Udupi Sri Krishna Matha and being located just a couple of hours from the famous Mookambika Temple.