Radisson Hotel Group has expanded its presence in India with the opening of a new resort in the union territory of Pondicherry.  

Located in the coastal fishing village of Arikamedu, the Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay property 30-minute drive from Pondicherry’s domestic airport and a 20-minute drive from Pondicherry’s train and bus stations.

Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay occupies 20,000m2 space and features chalets and private villas across five categories.

The resort boasts more than 6,000m2 of indoor and outdoor event space.

It features two indoor venues, the Bay View banquet hall and Boulevard, which can accommodate up to 350 people and two outdoor venues namely La Boulevard Lawn and Sands, for up to 650 people.

Dining venues in the resort include The Bay Bistro, the Great Kebab Factory and Arikamedu Lounge.

Other guest amenities provided by Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay include a 24-hour fitness centre, a 92m2 outdoor pool for kids and a full-service Bodhi spa.

Radisson Hotel Group South Asia managing director and vice-president Zubin Saxena said: “2021 was a milestone year for us at Radisson Hotel Group as we successfully opened our 100th hotel in India. With the onset of 2022, we continue our ambitious five-year expansion plan as we add Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay to our portfolio.

“This hotel is part of our vision to make premium hospitality accessible in every part of our vibrant country, especially in the tier-II and III markets. We look forward to strengthening our footprint in India by introducing hotels and resorts that offer an elevated guest experience with a significant focus on design and architecture.”

Earlier this week, the group signed a new Radisson Blu brand hotel in Barcelona, Spain.