Interstate Hotels & Resorts announced that JHM Interstate India signed a contract to manage the 85-room Khyber Mountain Resort and Spa in Kashmir, India. The all-season resort, located at the foot of the Himalayas, is being developed by Pinnacle Resorts and is anticipated to open this winter.
Khyber Mountain Resort and Spa is located in the resort area of Gulmarg in Kashmir. The resort is situated next to the Gulmarg Gondola and will be the closest hotel to the gondola in the area. At 13,000 feet, the gondola is the highest ski lift in the world, carrying up to 600 skiers per hour up to the ninth highest peak of the Himalayan Mountain Range.
Khyber Mountain Resort and Spa will offer a host of spring and summer activities including mountain hiking, gondola rides, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking, rock climbing, trout fishing, white water rafting, parasailing, hang gliding, photography safaris and jeep excursions. The resort will feature a year-round activities concierge dedicated to assisting guests with planning activities in the area.
Khyber Mountain Resort and Spa guest rooms include one- and two-bedroom cottages with full kitchens and one four-bedroom Presidential Cottage. Four food and beverage outlets include Cloves Restaurant; Chaikash Tea Lounge; Calabash, a Moroccan cigar and hookah lounge; and Nouf terrace lounge. The resort also will have Paradeez gardens and amphitheater; retail outlets; ski shop; Alaya spa and fitness center; indoor pool; and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting, banquet and event space.