Y.S.Rana ,Chandigarh- Jan 29 :Hotel Shivalik View, one of the three CITCO outfits, has charted out for itself a big renovation plan. Likely to cost Rs 6 crore, it will not only inject a booster dose into the revenue generation capacity of the hotel, but also position it as a favoured business destination. Better still, the add-on features and changes would place it in the four-star orbit. The cost of the renovation plan includes electrical fixturesw of Rs 50 lakh; PC ad automation Rs 90 lakh and furniture and other miscellaneous items Rs one crore.
Disclosing the outlines of the new-look and add-ons plan here today Mr Ram Niwas, Secretary Home-cum-Tourism, said that keeping in view the rapid growth in turn over and profits of CITCO managed hotels in Chandigarh, the hotel was being renovated to provide four-star facilities and services at par with contemporary star hotels in the country. He stated that the food and beverages played a pivotal role in reflecting the standards of any hotel. Therefore CITCO has undertaken a massive renovation of Hotel Shivalik View at a cost of over 6 crore.
The plan includes perfect ambience, excellent service and infrastructure which shall make Hotel Shivalik View distinctively different from other hotels in the Tricity.
The Hotel is coming up with a new Rain forest restaurant, a fusion restaurant, new banquet halls and a night lounge bar with discotheque lending colour to the night life in Chandigarh. To keep abreast of the competition and to target specific clientele, after the renovation and up gradation of infrastructure, Hotel Shivalik View shall have a contemporary outlook with specially crafted theme based restaurants to further attract more tourists and also retain its loyalty towards its patrons.
The hotel will also have the first-of-its-kind roof-top the Rain forest restaurant and a jungle theme party hall on the sixth floor costing Rs 1.50 crore. A water body shall be created to have a waterfall/rain effect in this newly planned restaurant of CITCO.
According to the Secretary Tourism Chandigarh, “The residents of the Tricity and visitors shall get an opportunity to have a taste of new menu of food in the rain forest theme based restaurant with animal figures like anacondas, zebras, giraffes, meera cats, langoors, monkeys etc. To have a real effect of this rain forest restaurant, there shall be 8 feet long crocodile in the water body which will be USP of this restaurant. And to gel with the theme only natural wood, branches, bushes, small tress have been used in this part to give a natural jungle look”.
Another theme based restaurant, a fusion restaurant is also coming up on the top floor of Hotel Shivalik View where the food lovers can relish and experiment a lot with different cuisines. The restaurant shall serve peshawari frontier food cuisine and Continental food amidst an enhanced ambiance with glass walls and special light effects. The food served here shall have a combination and blend of different cuisines. Fusion restaurant will be only restaurant to give an all around panoramic view of the Shivalik Hills and the city.
To broad base its niche in the food and conferencing business, Hotel Shivalikview shall create new two banquet halls at a cost of Rs 100 lac, for holding various conferences, business meetings or private functions. The new astonishing feature shall be a night lounge bar with discotheque, being created at a cost of Rs 150 lac, in the basement section. The young clientele can enjoy the theme based parties, celebrations, festivity and social gathering. The discotheque will be equipped with the best of lights effect, sounds and other accessories of light and sound system.
According to MD CITCO, D.K Tiwari, “The purpose of the CITCO behind all these new additions in the hotel is to make the visitor enjoy an extraordinary experience to keep lasting memories of the Hotel facility. This hotel already in operation shows the innovating and modish features that provide a sense of place and time”. EOM