Araiya Hotels and Resorts Expands Reach Across Indian Hospitality Sector


India, 22nd April, 2024 – Araiya Hotels and Resorts, led by the vision of Amruda Nair, granddaughter of renowned Captain C.P Krishnan Nair of Leela Hotels, is making waves in the Indian hospitality industry. Despite being a relatively new player, the company boasts of a legacy in hospitality spanning generations, infused with a fresh perspective and a commitment to excellence.

Murlidhar Rao, the Chief Operating Officer of Araiya Hotels and Resorts, reflects on the journey thus far, emphasizing the company’s deep-rooted hospitality heritage. “While the onset of Covid presented challenges, our resilience and dedication to quality prevailed. Araiya Palampur stands as a testament to our commitment to excellence, setting the stage for our future endeavours,” states Murlidhar.

Central to Araiya’s success is an unwavering focus on aligning with owner expectations while leveraging operational expertise to exceed guest satisfaction. With a robust foundation in operations, encompassing core brand standards, sales, marketing, technology, and guest engagement, Araiya ensures a seamless experience across all touchpoints.

Looking ahead, Araiya Hotels and Resorts embarked on an ambitious expansion journey. The upcoming Alibaug project, featuring the Araiya Spa in collaboration with Avas Wellness, showcases the brand’s innovative approach to holistic hospitality. Additionally, projects such as Soul by Araiya in Dharamsala and a boutique hotel in Kannur underscore the company’s commitment to diversifying its portfolio.

Expanding beyond the Indian shores, Araiya Hotels and Resorts is set to make its mark in international destinations, including the Maldives and Sri Lanka. With a keen eye on the midscale market, the brand remains steadfast in delivering unparalleled guest experiences, irrespective of location or property type.

“Whether it’s a serene resort or a bustling city hotel, our goal remains consistent – to evoke the unmistakable Araiya experience,”

Murlidhar Rao

At Araiya Hotels and Resorts, the belief is steadfast in the power of business to drive positive change in society and the environment. As a responsible corporate citizen, Araiya is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives that create a lasting impact. Their CSR and ESG activities are integral to their core values of excellence, integrity, and social responsibility, guiding everything they do as they strive to build a better future for generations to come.

Araiya Hotels and Resorts continues to redefine Indian hospitality, blending tradition with innovation to create memorable experiences for guests worldwide.

Araiya Hotels & Resorts is a boutique hotel management company that delivers a fully integrated approach to efficient design, operational performance and financial returns. With the announcement of five hotels in India, Araiya is set to challenge the status quo with innovative concepts and distinctive services under four brands – Soul by Araiya, Araiya, Éssence by Araiya and Araiya Anthology. Backed by global best practices, Araiya is a tech-enabled hotel management company offering a unique, cost-effective hybrid technology platform.