Bhubaneswar: ITC Hotels today announced the opening of “Welcomhotel Bhubaneswar”, the first LEED Platinum Certified Hotel in the State. Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the latest addition to Odisha’s hospitality destinations that promises to further enrich the vibrant tourism landscape of the State.
Located in New Bhubaneswar, the hotel is conveniently placed eight kms away from the airport and is in close proximity to the suburban institutional, educational and residential development hub.
Drawing inspiration from the magnificence of the 500+ temples that adorn this marvellous city, Welcomhotel Bhubaneswar is heavily influenced by local indigenous stone architecture with descending roofs, pronounced overhangs, covered walkways and spacious gardens.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Mr Sanjiv Puri, Chairman and Managing Director of ITC Ltd, said, “ITC has over the years built iconic hotel properties that enhance and enrich the tourism landscape of India. We are indeed proud to add another feather in the cap of ITC’s diverse hotels portfolio by launching our landmark hotel in Bhubaneswar under the Welcomhotel brand. I am confident that this world-class property will make a meaningful contribution to the signature tourism assets of Odisha. Apart from our investment in the hospitality sector, ITC’s investments in Odisha encompass sustainable agriculture, manufacturing as well as multi-dimensional interventions that contribute to social development in the State.”
Mr. Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd stated, “It is a matter of great pride for ITC Hotels to launch Welcomhotel Bhubaneswar in the capital of the culturally rich state of Odisha. Upholding our internationally acclaimed standards of service, Welcomhotel Bhubaneswar is reflective of the warmth of Indian hospitality. The new opening will undoubtedly strengthen our footprint in the eastern region as Brand Welcomhotel continues to surge forward adding a number of properties across India to its portfolio.”
Designed for those who demand more to make the most out of their stay, Welcomhotel Bhubaneswar is the new age traveller’s key to curated immersive experiences that enrich both business and leisure journeys. The hotel has 107 well-appointed guest rooms, including a Presidential Suite, 3 Executive Suites & 4 Junior Suites.
The Hotel skilfully blends together local aesthetics and modern day comforts along with ITC Hotels’ renowned culinary expertise. The WelcomCafe offers a variety of tastefully curated buffet and a la carte spreads. The signature WelcomSthalika presents a glimpse of the region’s most cherished delicacies on a single platter introducing travellers to the best local recipes.
Peshawri presents an award winning menu of signature dishes cooked in the traditional clay tandoor. The menu offers an unmatched choice of kebabs, vegetarian preparations and the internationally acclaimed Dal Bukhara. Swizzle, the in-house concept bar is just the place to be for unwinding or a cheery celebration while the Sunbean Café offers a selection of freshly baked delicacies and short eats paired with bespoke fusion blends of finest gourmet coffee.
Welcomhotel Bhubaneswar serves as the perfect venue for celebrations, corporate events, weddings, conferences and meetings. The beautifully landscaped, stunning outdoor lawns and banquet venues are spread over 2600 sq. meters
Guests will also have access to a well- equipped gymnasium, K by Kaya Kalp- a spa based on time-honoured Indian wellness principles. The pool area is another exquisite setting where guests can enjoy an air of peace and serenity.
The Welcomhotel Brand aims to further elevate guests’ delight with emphasis on destination-inspired enriching experiences. Welcomhotel accords the well-being of its guests at the forefront. Developed in collaboration with medical professionals and disinfection experts, WeAssure program enhances the existing hygiene & cleaning protocols across all Welcomhotels addressing every facet of operations. The promise of delightful experiences is enriched by stringent safety standards to enjoy unparalleled comfort with peace of mind.
ITC’s presence in Odisha
ITC has a significant presence in Odisha’s economy across sectors including food processing and hospitality. Recognising the potential of food processing, ITC is investing in a state-of-the-art Integrated Foods Manufacturing Facility at Khurda, which will manufacture ITC’s world-class packaged food brands including ‘Aashirvaad’ atta, ‘Bingo!’ snacks, ‘Sunfeast’ biscuits, ‘and YiPPee!’ noodles, among others. ITC’s FMCG products reach lakhs of retail outlets across the state, supporting livelihood opportunities to a substantial number of people engaged in trade and distribution. ITC also supports rural livelihoods in Odisha through its agarbatti brand Mangaldeep. The Company has a MoU with the Orissa Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) to support and facilitate marketing of raw battis produced by rural women.
In line with ITC’s credo of Nation First: Sab Saath Badhein, ITC has also spearheaded meaningful social investment initiatives in the state in areas like water stewardship, sustainable agriculture, social forestry, livestock development and health and sanitation to empower local communities.
About Welcomhotel: www.itchotels.com/welcomhotel
Welcomhotel is a collection of premium hotels designed for those who demand more and seek bespoke experiences to make the most out of their stay, optimizing their travel intent. With an endeavour to provide immersive and enriching experiences, the brand is reflective of the warmth of Indian culture while upholding the benchmark service standards that ITC Hotels is known for. From curated journeys that enhance leisure trips, to those that help maximize the efficiency of business stays, at WelcomHotel, every effort is made to add value to the new-age traveller. Present in locations ranging from hills to beaches, and deserts to cities, the hotels skilfully blend together local aesthetics and modern day comforts along with ITC Hotels’ renowned culinary expertise. At the heart of everything at WelcomHotel, lies the thought of ‘enrichment’.
It is this vision that helps enrich the lives of the guests, the community, and our hotel associates through integrated efforts and holistic initiatives. ITC Hotels manages and owns many hotels under the Welcomhotel brand including Welcomhotel Chail, Welcomhotel Shimla, Welcomhotel Sheraton New Delhi, Welcomhotel Mussoorie, Welcomhotel Jodhpur, Welcomhotel Fort & Dunes, Khimsar, Welcomhotel Visakhapatnam, Welcomhotel Mammalapuram, Welcomhotel Coimbatore, Welcomhotel Pahalgam, Welcomhotel Katra, Welcomhotel Amritsar, Welcomhotel Port Blair & Welcomhotel Dwarka (New Delhi).
About ITC Hotels www.itchotels.in
With the enduring Namaste as the symbol of its brand experience, ITC Hotels is one of India’s leading luxury hotel chains offering comprehensive hospitality solutions through more than 100 hotels in over 70 destinations in the country. Embodying ‘Responsible Luxury’ as its guiding premise, ITC’s hotels integrates India’s fine tradition of hospitality with globally benchmarked services to reflect the culture and ethos of each destination, through a collection of hotels. The brand features opulent accommodations, state-of-the-art business facilities, renowned signature cuisine and award-winning wellness experiences. ITC’s hotel group operates under six distinct brands; ‘ITC Hotel’ at the Luxury end, ‘Welcomhotel’ in the 5-star segment, ‘Fortune’ in the mid-market to upscale segment and ‘WelcomHeritage’ in the heritage leisure segment.
Brand Mementos in the Luxury segment and brand Storii in the premium segment are the latest addition to the ITC Hotels portfolio.
Each ITC luxury hotel is certified with a *LEED® Platinum rating for its endeavours towards green building, using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. *LEED® – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.