ITC Hotels today announced the opening of “Welcomhotel Bhubaneshwar”, the first LEED Platinum Certified Hotel in the State. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri. Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the latest addition to Odisha’s hospitality destinations that promises to further enrich the vibrant tourism landscape of the State.
Located in New Bhubaneswar, the hotel is conveniently placed eight kms away from the airport and is in close proximity to the suburban institutional, educational and residential development hub.
Drawing inspiration from the magnificence of the 500+ temples that adorn this marvellous city, Welcomhotel Bhubaneswar is heavily influenced by local indigenous stone architecture with descending roofs, pronounced overhangs, covered walkways and spacious gardens.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Mr Sanjiv Puri, Chairman and Managing Director of ITC Ltd, said, “ITC has over the years built iconic hotel properties that enhance and enrich the tourism landscape of India. We are indeed proud to add another feather in the cap of ITC’s diverse hotels portfolio by launching our landmark hotel in Bhubaneshwar under the Welcomhotel brand. I am confident that this world-class property will make a meaningful contribution to the signature tourism assets of Odisha. Apart from our investment in the hospitality sector, ITC’s investments in Odisha encompass sustainable agriculture, manufacturing as well as multi-dimensional interventions that contribute to social development in the State.”
Mr. Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd stated, “It is a matter of great pride for ITC Hotels to launch Welcomhotel Bhubaneswar in the capital of the culturally rich state of Odisha. Upholding our internationally acclaimed standards of service, Welcomhotel Bhubaneshwar is reflective of the warmth of Indian hospitality. The new opening will undoubtedly strengthen our footprint in the eastern region as Brand Welcomhotel continues to surge forward adding a number of properties across India to its portfolio.”
Designed for those who demand more to make the most out of their stay, Welcomhotel Bhubaneswar is the new age traveller’s key to curated immersive experiences that enrich both business and leisure journeys. The hotel has 107 well-appointed guest rooms, including a Presidential Suite, 3 Executive Suites & 4 Junior Suites.
The Hotel skilfully blends together local aesthetics and modern day comforts along with ITC Hotels’ renowned culinary expertise. The WelcomCafe offers a variety of tastefully curated buffet and a la carte spreads. The signature WelcomSthalika presents a glimpse of the region’s most cherished delicacies on a single platter introducing travellers to the best local recipes.
Peshawri presents an award winning menu of signature dishes cooked in the traditional clay tandoor. The menu offers an unmatched choice of kebabs, vegetarian preparations and the internationally acclaimed Dal Bukhara. Swizzle, the in-house concept bar is just the place to be for unwinding or a cheery celebration while the Sunbean Café offers a selection of freshly baked delicacies and short eats paired with bespoke fusion blends of finest gourmet coffee.
Welcomhotel Bhubaneswar serves as the perfect venue for celebrations, corporate events, weddings, conferences and meetings. The beautifully landscaped, stunning outdoor lawns and banquet venues are spread over 2600 sq. meters.
Guests will also have access to a well- equipped gymnasium, K by Kaya Kalp- a spa based on time-honoured Indian wellness principles. The pool area is another exquisite setting where guests can enjoy an air of peace and serenity.
The Welcomhotel Brand aims to further elevate guests’ delight with emphasis on destination-inspired enriching experiences. Welcomhotel accords the well-being of its guests at the forefront. Developed in collaboration with medical professionals and disinfection experts, WeAssure program enhances the existing hygiene & cleaning protocols across all Welcomhotels addressing every facet of operations. The promise of delightful experiences is enriched by stringent safety standards to enjoy unparalleled comfort with peace of mind.
ITC’s presence in Odisha
ITC has a significant presence in Odisha’s economy across sectors including food processing and hospitality. Recognising the potential of food processing, ITC is investing in a state-of-the-art Integrated Foods Manufacturing Facility at Khurda, which will manufacture ITC’s world-class packaged food brands including ‘Aashirvaad’ atta, ‘Bingo!’ snacks, ‘Sunfeast’ biscuits, ‘and YiPPee!’ noodles, among others. ITC’s FMCG products reach lakhs of retail outlets across the state, supporting livelihood opportunities to a substantial number of people engaged in trade and distribution. ITC also supports rural livelihoods in Odisha through its agarbatti brand Mangaldeep. The Company has a MoU with the Orissa Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) to support and facilitate marketing of raw battis produced by rural women.
In line with ITC’s credo of Nation First: Sab Saath Badhein, ITC has also spearheaded meaningful social investment initiatives in the state in areas like water stewardship, sustainable agriculture, social forestry, livestock development and health and sanitation to empower local communities.