Trivandrum: Tamara, a prominent hospitality group with properties in Kodaikanal, Coorg and Bangalore, has made an entry into the Kerala market with the launch of their 5-star hotel ‘O by Tamara’ in Thiruvananthapuram.
Shruti Shibulal, CEO of Tamara, aspires to hit 1,000 rooms by 2025. She has hammered out a string of plans for Kerala, with upcoming projects in Alappuzha, Guruvayoor and Kannur, with a total investment of Rs 300 crores.
Announcing her plans to start their 152-room ‘O by Tamara’ here, Shruti said that the decision to initiate operations in Kerala was guided by the state’s considerable progress in the tourism and IT sectors. “Responsible hospitality is the foundation of the Tamara group. My vision is to create a hospitality group that meets the highest standards of corporate governance, workplace ethics, sustainability practices and guest delight.”
Highlighting the key features of the hotel, including its 10,000 sq ft Convention Centre, Shruti said the space can be used entirely or can be divided into two spaces of 7,000 and 3,000 sq. ft. The hall can accommodate up to 1,250 people in theatre-style seating and up to 500 people in round-table seating.
Located at the first floor, the 1,809 sq ft Business Centre includes a lounge, a bar, a boardroom, and a 1,400 sq ft conference room that offers customisable seating, accommodating up to 125 people in theatre-style and up to 75 in roundtable-style. The boardroom for formal business meetings, covering an area of 258 sq ft, can seat up to 12 members.
The hotel also offers a sprawling outdoor, poolside lawn of 7,136 sq ft located on the third floor of the hotel, ideal for outdoor functions with a floating crowd of up to 300-350 guests. There are three categories of rooms: 301 sq ft deluxe and elite rooms and 729 sq ft suite room which includes a separate living room, powder room, and bedroom.
The hotel has four luxury restaurants: an all-day diner called ‘O Café’ and LBV, the lobby pastry shop is open. A stunning rooftop bar and grill, ‘Take Off’ as well as a Sports Bar, will be operational shortly.
Sarath Sankar, Head – Sales & Marketing, Tamara was also present on the occasion.
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