Trivandrum: Kerala Tourism Minister, Shri Kadakampally Surendran today launched the work on India’s first public sector hotel run entirely by women for women in the State capital. A flagship project of the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC), the hotel named ‘Hostess’ will come up at the KTDFC complex at the main bus station in the heart of the city, adjacent to the Central Railway Station.
The Minister said this project is a milestone initiative of KTDC, considering its purpose, security features and facilities of global standards at affordable rates. “There are many services being offered by KTDC which are affordable to common people and the facilities at ‘Hostess’ at economical rates are expected to be of global standards”.
Shri M Vijayakumar, Chairman, KTDC said, “This all-woman hotel is the first-of-its-kind initiative from a government institution in the country. We give more emphasis on security and safety features besides comfort and convenience. If it becomes a success here similar hotels will be set up in other cities of the state.”
The hotel will offer state-of-the-art facilities, including automated security features, technology-oriented check-ins and checkouts, laundry service, complimentary breakfast, microwave oven and fitness centre.
“It is women-friendly, stylish and offers all comforts to women travellers. We mainly target women officials, researchers, sportspersons, teenage girls, business women and pilgrim groups, who arrive in the city for short stay,” said Rahul R, MD, KTDC.
It will have 22 AC rooms and two AC dormitories to host 28 people at a time. Rooms will be charged Rs 1,500 and the dormitory facility Rs 500 for four hours.
The hotel will be run by female staff from the bottom rung to managerial positions. Apart from modern facilities, it will also offer safety and security features for women travellers, who have easy access to the railway and bus station from the hotel.
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