Thrissur gets a Classy Hospitality Brand
Thrissur: In a glittering ceremony held recently, Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Chief Minister, launched Hyatt Regency Thrissur, the new five star hotel set up by LuLu Group International at Puzhakkalpadam in Kerala’s cultural capital.
The opening of the Group’s second Hyatt brand project in the State came as a New Year gift by Yusuffali M A, Chairman & Managing Director of LuLu Group International, to his native place. The new luxury property featuring 77 spacious guestrooms, including seven Regency Suites and a Presidential Suite with world-class amenities, is likely to bring about major positive changes in the tourism sector of Thrissur.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister lauded LuLu Group International and Yusuffali for their efforts towards the development of infrastructure facilities in Kerala. “It’s high time we shed the archaic notion that people who come to invest in the State are trying to loot our resources and harm us. Investors can play a key role in achieving our State’s development goals,” he said.
V S Sunil Kumar, State Agriculture Minister, inaugurated Hyatt Regency Ballroom while the official unveiling of Hyatt Regal Ballroom was performed by A C Moideen, Minister for Local Self Governments. T N Prathapan MP, Ajita Vijayan, Mayor, Thrissur Corporation; Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director, Twenty14 Holdings; Sunjae Sharma, Vice President - India Operations, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and M A Ashraf Ali, Executive Director, LuLu Group International were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.
Hyatt Regency Thrissur is hardly 15-minutes drive away from the Thrissur railway station and KSRTC bus stand, while it takes only 90 minutes to reach the hotel from Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), making it a convenient hotel for business as well as leisure travellers. The hotel offers a total of 27,000 sq. ft. of meeting and events space, which is ideal for both large get-togethers and small social and business gatherings. The largest venue is Regal Ballroom with an area of 9275 sq. ft. while Regency Ballroom has a relatively lesser space of 7532 sq. ft. Regency Café, the all-day dining restaurant, is located at the lobby level, offering a varied selection of local and international cuisine.
According to LuLu Group International’s official statement, the 13th Hyatt Regency branded hotel in India has been set up spending Rs. 254 crore. LuLu Group has also announced its third Hyatt branded project in Thiruvananthapuram, recently.
In an interview, Sunjae Sharma, Vice President - India Operations, Hyatt revealed to the media that Hyatt Hotels Corporation is considering opening 11 new hotels across India in 2020 under its three brands – Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place and Grand Hyatt. Currently, Hyatt has 32 hotels across 20 destinations under its eight brands in India. DK