The Postcard Hotel goes international as it opens in Bhutan and Sri Lanka, announces expansion
November 4, 2019: A recent entrant in the Indian luxury hotel space, The Postcard Hotel, is all set to receive guests in Sri Lanka and Bhutan. After starting three hotels in Goa, the brand’s first international venture will be the stunning mountain setting of Bhutan and the historic town of Galle in Sri Lanka.
With over Rs 1,000 crores of assets under management today and projects underway across South Asia, The Postcard Hotel is looking at owning or managing over USD 1 Billion (Rs 7,000 crores) of assets in 5 years. The Postcard Hotel is on track to open 50 hotels in 5 years in experiential destinations across the world. The investment will be a mix of buying off the asset, taking a long term lease on the asset or managing it as a management company.
The Postcard Dewa in Bhutan has 15 suites, located with a spectacular hilltop view of the Thimphu valley and surrounding forests. The hotel is a comfortable 40 minute drive from the Paro International airport. As the only carbon negative country in the world, 72% of Bhutan is forest covered.
The Postcard Galle, in Sri Lanka, positioned above a beautiful lagoon, offers 180 degree vistas of the Indian Ocean. Inspired by the city that surrounds the hotel, this Postcard has 10 intimate suites offering the view and the sound of the ocean along with true Sri Lankan hospitality by passionate local experts. The city of Galle is extraordinarily diverse. From the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Galle Fort; the vast range of beaches that cater to exciting water sports; lively bars or complete relaxation on tranquil beaches. There are also secluded coves and unspoiled spots for the ultimate escape. Blue whales can be sighted just two hours away from the hotel.
Transformative experiences and local community are at the heart of The Postcard Hotel's offering. Each hotel will offer unique experiences that are true to its surroundings, giving guests a sense of the neighbourhood and the destination in a way never seen before. The experience within the hotel, too, is in keeping with the times, resulting in no set breakfast hours, no buffets and definitely no sugary welcome drinks. In its place, will be authentic local experiences, from food, to design, to artisanal welcome cocktails, to defining your own check in and check out hours and immersions with the local community.