Lavasa Corporation recently signed an agreement with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms to open Holiday Inn at Mugaon, the second town under development at Lavasa.
Holiday Inn Lavasa, Mugaon, a 200 room midscale hotel is expected to open by 2015.
Lavasa, India’s first planned hill city is located in the western region of India in the picturesque landscape of the Sahayadri Mountains, amidst 7 hills and 60 km of lakefront. A three hour drive from Mumbai and an hour’s drive from Pune, the city is one fifth the size of Mumbai.
Mugaon, located close to the first town Dasve is being developed as a residential, educational, business and commercial hub. Major attractions in the new town are the Town Centre with shops, cafes, cultural institutions, spiritual centres, Apollo Medicity, schools and colleges, sports academies like Manchester City Football Academy, Nick Faldo Golf Academy and a USSRC supported Space theme Park and a Hollywood - Bollywood style theme park.
Holiday Inn Lavasa, Mugaon will exemplify the standards of the USD $1 billion Holiday Inn relaunch, featuring new signage, new exterior landscaping and design, an enhanced welcome experience with a re-designed lobby, de-cluttered reception desk and all-new signature scents and sounds. The 200-room hotel will offer an extensive selection of food and beverage outlets. A fully-equipped business center along with conferencing facilities and expansive banqueting facilities will make the Holiday Inn Lavasa, Mugaon an ideal business and leisure destination. Construction of the new hotel is likely to commence in the third quarter of 2013.
Lavasa enjoys a pleasant year-round weather, making it a perfect tourist destination. With an array of options in entertainment, sports, events and hospitality, the hill city plans to welcome an estimated 20 lakh tourists every year when the city is completely built by 2021.Lavasa at present offers tourists a range of accommodation options varying from luxury to budget hotels. The city currently has 230 rooms with an average occupancy of over 70%. Lavasa International Convention Center with a capacity of 1500 persons started operations last year. This has further enhanced the mid week MICE traffic. X- Thrill the adventure sports facility hosts close to 5000 visitors a month, both FITs and corporate.