Vivanta by Taj – Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg. This hotel will be the 25th property to open since the brand was launched in 2010.
Situated at an altitude of 3,800 feet within 180 acres of subtropical rainforest, the hotel offers panoramic vistas of the Western Ghats and the mountains that Coorg is famous for. Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg offers 63 rooms and villas built within an eco-conscious context. Bricks and paints were hand-made on site using displaced soil and natural river stones. Recycled and restored wood feature extensively in the property’s construction, and only CFL and LED lighting is used.
The Luxury Bliss villas are spread over 3,300 square feet each and come with a built-in indoor pool and a retractable sun-roof. Premium Temptation villas encompass 3,300 square feet and have private swimming pools overlooking the valley, while the 9,000 square-foot Presidential Nirvana Suite offers three bedrooms, a swimming pool, private pavilion, its own courtyard and facilities for in-house dining.
The hotel will house a 30,000 square foot Jiva Grande Spa with an unusual design. Located in the main lobby block, the spa delves down three levels of the rainforest. It offers views of the landscape. The spa and wellness space has private treatment suites with their own steam and showers, as well as a relaxation deck, a wellness café and the signature Jiva experience – the wood fired ‘Gudda bath’ that draws from the local ethos of Coorg and is found in traditional households in the region.