Mövenpick is expanding its global portfolio with a new resort in Northern India.
The 124-room Mövenpick Dharamshala Resort & Spa, due to open in 2013, will be located 2,400m above sea level in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and surrounded by a dense forest and the Himalayan Mountains.
A key attraction of the new resort will be a 2,500sqm Ayurvedic spa which will feature extensive preventive health programmes, detox sessions, international treatments alongside Ayurvedic, meditation and yoga therapies.
As befits the resort’s stunning Himalayan setting, it is in the sustainable arena where Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is really pulling out all the environmental stops.
The Swiss hotel company along with the owning group, Kamakhya Hospitality Services Pvt. Ltd. are committed to sourcing mainly locally available materials in the construction process, installing energy-efficient systems to harness wind, solar and hydro power, and serving organic vegetables and fruits, and local products from rural farms nearby.
Jean Gabriel Pérès, President and CEO of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, said, “This is a project where the word ‘unique’ is truly apt, and where guests can expect a hospitality experience second to none. Getting the community involved in all stages of the project is crucial, and the sustainable emphasis underpins the entire resort.”