The Luxerious Postcard hotel
Steadfast, strong, and evidently attaining their vision of opening a multitude of luxury experiential hotels, The Postcard Hotel is set to open two new hotels this December, The Postcard Hideaway, Netravali and The Postcard Mandalay Hall, Kochi. Refurbished and renewed, The Postcard Galle, Sri Lanka also opens again, as Sri Lanka has reopened its borders for tourists.
The Postcard Hideaway, Netravali opens on 10th December in a pristine, hidden ecosystem of South Goa. This first hideaway resort comes with 20 rooms spread across 20 acres, enveloped by the western ghats and overlooking the verdant hills. Propelling a wellness journey, the hotel is designed and curated to let one absorb the nature around and detox from the outside world, while offering restorative seclusion and an all new way to holiday in Goa.
“This expansive resort is perfect for ones looking to truly unwind and get away from the noise and pace of busy city lives. All our hotels in Goa have a uniquely distinct identity that offer an immersion of the surrounding spaces and culture. Our hotel in Netravali goes a step further towards exploring a completely unseen dimension of Goa. We truly believe that the experience at this property has the potential to change the way many people see Goa.” says Kapil Chopra, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Postcard Hotel.
The Postcard Mandalay Hall is an art hotel nestled in the cobbled by lanes of Mattancherry, Kochi, in a 200 year old landmark building that was once a residential Jewish quarter. What makes this hotel completely charming is the way it has been crafted to offer an unforgettable experience that bridges Kochi’s past and present. Each of the five luxury rooms is an immersive living gallery, exhibiting artwork and installations by different artists.
“Our hotel in Kochi is all soul. Each section is carefully designed to tell its own unique story, be it the rooms, the heritage jewellery store or even the untouched exterior walls.” says Kapil.
The Postcard Galle, Sri Lanka is another Postcard experience that shouldn’t be missed as the year ends. With a spectacular view of the enchanting Indian ocean, this 10 suite resort is also a stone’s throw from Galle Fort and just an hour away from the biggest mammal in the world, the blue whale.
“We opened the hotel a few months before the pandemic. With Sri Lanka now open again for tourists, it gives us the chance to bring this enchanting experience back to our guests. Located above the waters of a beautiful blue lagoon in a neighbourhood filled with well-preserved architecture, local cafes and boutiques, The Postcard Galle offers the perfect balance of some cultural exploration as well as some solitude by the sea.” says Kapil.
Three new destinations. Three stunning intimate properties. The Postcard Hotel continues to unveil new luxury experiences, with a lot more coming soon.
Kapil’s vision for 2022: The Postcard Hotel
The Postcard Hotel has resolutely continued on the path to set pioneering standards in experiential luxury through 2021, immersing our guests in transformative experiences and highly personalised service across our hotels. We recently also won multiple accolades at the World Travel Awards and The World Spa Awards for our properties in Gir, Goa and Bhutan.
Ever since The Postcard Hotel story began in 2018, it was about building for India first. This has been vindicated over the last 18 months. In spite of challenging times with limited travel spurts, we went ahead to enjoy the highest occupancies as well as guest ratings on TripAdvisor for our hotels, emerging as one of India’s most loved brands. We witnessed a record 55% spike in revenue in FY’21 compared to the pre-Covid year in FY’20. This not only demonstrates our resilience as a leading indigenous hospitality brand, but reinforces our belief to continue on our mission to create the most intimate yet highly differentiated experiential stays for guests in hidden destinations, as we build a bold new narrative around personalised luxury.
Looking ahead, we believe that next year will see higher interest from discerning travellers to discover authentic, more localised travel experiences within India amalgamated with an increasing desire for longer stays that enable them to seek more inspirations at the destination.
At The Postcard Hotel, our vision for 2022 includes a robust development pipeline with 23 hotels being built currently in wildlife parks or mountains, on the sea or wine estates, as palaces and more. We plan to add at least 6 to 8 new hotels every year – making The Postcard Hotel the fastest growing boutique luxury hospitality brand in the world, next year and beyond.