Affordable Luxury-Xandari Pearl, Tourism post COVID 19. Interview with managing director George M George published in Manorama Traveller, January 2021.
One of the best ways to explore a new country is by going on a road trip, and that's exactly what I did for my trip to South India which included a 4 day trip in Keral.
During our Globe Travel Centre tour of Kerala in India, one of our standout experiences was the night we spent on a luxury houseboat on the Kerala Backwaters. We slept in one of Xandari Riverscapes' private houseboats, which depart near Alleppey.
When my fiancé and I were travelling in Kerala using an itinerary created for us by Globe Travel Centre, we were hosted by Xandari Resorts throughout our trip. Our third and final stop in Kerala, after our houseboat cruise on the backwaters, was two incredible nights at Xandari Pearl on Marari Beach.
tuk-tuks dart past in a blur, bikes weave around criss-crossing pedestrians, and freeroaming cats and hens scatter every which way.
Everyone is hurrying to get somewhere, but when I'm greeted with the warmest of welcomes, the disorientating muddle of south India's backstreets melts away. All guests
George Muthoot George, director of the Muthoot Group and owner of Xandari Resort in Alajuela, visited the country with the aim of exploring new properties to invest and expand his portfolio.
The alajuelense hotel experience has become an export brand that has inspired other hotels of the corporation in India.
The company Muthoot Group intends to invest in Costa Rica about $ 40 million in hotel developments, under the concept and brand of Xandari Hotels.
This was announced on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 20 George Muthoot George, Asian investor and owner of a business in the country.
George M George, director of the Muthoot Group, and one of the most successful businessmen in Asia, is visiting Costa Rica to assess possibilities for expansion in the country, under the concept of Xandari Hotels.
Xandari Hotels is a brand that was born in Costa Rica that offers its guests an experience that bases its business model on the axis of sustainability, with the use of alternative energies and a great emphasis on the development of the local community and the conservation of the native flora and fauna of the area.
George Muthoot George, visionary of the hotel concept # XandariXperiences tells us in this exclusive interview, how the acquisition of the # Xandari hotel in # CostaRica , was the engine for the export of the brand and its sustainable model to India; founding three other hotels there also under the name of Xandari. In this interview, in his words, he also mentions his attraction to Costa Rica and the expansion plans.
Marari beach, off the popular trail, is blessedly tranquil and lulls you into lolling on its sands, playing beach volleyball, glimpsing the pristine lifestyle of fisherfolk and gorging on their catch-cooked and served fusion-style at a luxe resort.
GUSTASP and JEROO IRANI
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Designed by architect George Seemon of AD50 architecture firm Stapati, 51 on Bazaar Road is flanked by the energy of this ancient street on one end, and the beauty of the Arabian Sea on rhe other. An old abandoned warehouse was converted into a restaurant for the hotel Spice Harbour. Seemon maintained the natural, industrial look of the warehouse, furnishing it with rustic tables and Tolix cafe chairs—replicas of a 1934 design by late French designer Xavier Pauchard. Polished cement floors and walls, with wooden beams and original window pieces maintain its natural feel.