WelcomHeritage, one of India’s leading hospitality chains, is forging ahead with the expansion of its hotel portfolio in some of the most exquisite tourist destinations in the country.
Spearheaded by its CEO, Abinash Manghani, WelcomHeritage is embarking on an exciting expansion journey this year. A legendary brand, WelcomHeritage has played an instrumental role in highlighting the storied rich heritage and cultural ethos of the various destinations where its properties are located.
Despite industry-wide challenges caused by the pandemic, WelcomHeritage’s outlook for 2022 looks set to build upon the success of the past year. Withstanding all the challenges, the hospitality chain managed to add highly anticipated new hotels including WelcomHeritage Elysium Resort & Spa, Shimla, WelcomHeritage Badi Kothi, Allahabad and WelcomHeritage Cheetahgarh Resort & Spa, Bera in its portfolio in 2021. It added 85 keys to its overall inventory in the last year.
“We approach every endeavour of ours with the utmost thought, planning and discernment. The year 2021 was a very successful year for us despite the challenges brought by the ongoing pandemic. We are looking at 2022 with much optimism as we plan to open a number of new properties and continue to create experiences that bring people together to celebrate life,” said Manghani.
WelcomHeritage is planning to continue the brand’s expansion around the country with four planned openings in 2022 including WelcomHeritage Azora, Fort Kochi, WelcomHeritage Ayatana, Ooty, WelcomHeritage Desert Resort, Mandawa and WelcomHeritage Parv Vilas, Solan. When operational, these properties will add 171 keys to the existing inventory of 903 keys of WelcomHeritage.
WelcomHeritage’s positive outlook comes at a time when the third Covid-19 wave is on a decline and the vaccination coverage in the country has widened. WelcomHeritage is especially excited about its prospects in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, where it is planning to expand its footprints significantly.
“Each new WelcomHeritage property is a destination in itself. We are creating experiences in tune with our well-travelled guests’ contemporary lifestyles and needs. We are very excited about our new hotel openings across the country. We are optimistic that business will continue to grow at the same rate as in pre-covid times. Going forward, we expect to clock generous three-digit growth in 2022. As we turn the page to 2022, we’re excited to build on the growth of the previous year by offering more options to our guests looking to explore diverse destinations,” added Manghani.
Some of the other destinations that WelcomHeritage is targeting for expansion in the near future include Kufri, Chail, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Luni, Chikmaglur, Goa and Wayanad.