The largest hotel chain in Odisha, Swosti Group, was founded in 1981 and has hotels like Swosti Grand and Swosti Premium as well as opulent resorts like Gopalpur Palm Resort and Swosti Chilika Resort in its portfolio. The Group will soon open Swosti Premium Beach Resorts, a brand-new 5-star luxury beach resort, at Golden Beach in Puri. JK Mohanty, Chairman & Managing Director, Swosti Group of Hotels, discussed his goals and strategies for the next projects in a one-on-one meeting with Asmita Mukherjee.
According to Mohanty, who provided information on the Swosti Premium Beach Resorts in Puri’s location and facilities, the building is well situated in the middle of the city’s busiest seaside neighbourhood. The 125 magnificent accommodations at Swosti Premium Beach Resorts, which also include three stunning suites and an extravagant Presidential Suite, all provide breathtaking views of the Bay of Bengal. The resort also has large banquet and meeting spaces that are ideal for holding weddings, conferences, and exhibits. The resort also has a second-floor plunge pool and an infinity pool, as well as water sports activities, outdoor party grounds, a restorative spa, a cutting-edge gym, a game zone and a rooftop sky lounge bar. In reference to the project’s completion, he commented,
“The work is going on in full swing and we are hopeful to make this resort operational in early 2024.”
Odisha has become a popular destination lately due to the aggressive promotion and roadshows conducted by the Odisha Government. Speaking on the proactiveness of the Government in promoting tourism and hospitality in the state Mohanty said, “Odisha Government declared tourism as a priority sector and proactively promoting Odisha Tourism globally under the dynamic guidance of Hon’ble Chief Minister and investing huge funds for the development and beautifications of various tourist places in the state. Now we are witnessing speedy development in the field of Sports, Tourism, Medical Tourism, and the enhancement of temple surroundings. Additionally, the government is taking proactive measures to promote tourism through roadshows, the Eco Retreat Campaign, and attracting various investment opportunities to Odisha.
Due to these proactive initiatives, not only Swosti Group but all leading hotels in Odisha are witnessing a steady rise in occupancy and ARR post-Covid.”
While speaking about their latest projects Mohanty informed that the group has been at the forefront in promoting Odisha Tourism by establishing luxury hotels and resorts across various tourist destinations in the region, since 1984. “Apart from our new ongoing venture ‘Swosti Chilika Resort’ we intend to create a Jungle Resort at Satkosia Gorge, which is situated within the Tiger Reserve. Furthermore, we plan to establish an Eco Resort at Bhitarkanika and a Lake Resort at Gopalpur-on-Sea. Adequate land patches have been acquired and the projects will start in due course of time.”
Notably, destination weddings in Odisha have gained significant popularity, particularly among the Indian millennial generation. Informing that Swosti Group is also eyeing a big share in the destination wedding segment, Mohanty said that Swosti Chilika Resort, situated on the picturesque Chilika Lake has swiftly gained recognition as a sought-after wedding destination in Eastern India. “Over a short period, Swosti Chilika Resort has successfully hosted numerous memorable destination weddings. This year, we have a considerable number of confirmed destination weddings as well,” he concluded.