As lockdown 3.0 lifts, Ayatana Coorg from the house of Ayatana Hospitality Pvt Ltd opens its doors again to the luxury and discerning travelers across the globe.
Nestled away from the crowds in the heart of Coorg’s lush hills, Ayatana embraces traditional culture and blends the ‘sanctuary of senses’ with the decadence of an upscale resort. It is featured amongst the best luxury boutique resorts in India. It is spread over 100 acres of endless lush, tucked away as your private sanctuary, which exudes a calm and intimate charm. Revel in the ritualistic appeal of wild flora and fauna with the magical unsung wonders of the land of proud Kodavas that offers a genuinely unusual alternative to most resort experiences in the region.
“Since opening its doors in 2019, Ayatana Coorg has symbolized a union between Indian heritage and timeless beauty of nature,” says Vishal Tony, Founder, and Creator of Ayatana Coorg. “At Ayatana, you will discover a captivating blend of traditional culture and luxury comfort spread over a hundred acres of endless lush amidst waterfalls and mists. Here, your care becomes our responsibility, and unexpressed wishes are fulfilled, making each day more memorable than the last”.
The property design is a collaboration between Ayatana studios & landscape architect and biologist Mr. Paul Blanchflower. Paul studied the property and helped determine “safe spots” for putting up structures. He also helped navigate pathways through the site, which in turn helped decide the positions of the various structures on site. The decision to retain as much as possible of the existing landscape, including the waterfall, led to prefabricated steel construction for the structures. This minimized the onsite work and its subsequent impact on the natural landscape.
As you enter the property, you are welcomed at the open-plan lobby, which overlooks the incredible view of all the cottages in the lush. Resting on a higher contour of the site, the reception is an expansive, floating platform with panoramic views of the rest of the resort and the waterfall at a distance. The minimal design of the reception, trying to behave as an “entrance canopy,” has quite an overwhelming experience on the guests. It allows them to take in the rest of the property all at once. The Cottages and Suites are designed keeping in mind utmost comfort. They feel more like treehouses than traditional cottages but are luxurious, with Warm teak furniture. A stay in one of these Luxury Cottages is guaranteed one of the most loved features of the resort, as it allows one to immerse themselves in the existing wilderness and enjoy nature in all its glory, come rain or shine. The private balconies sit in the lap of luxury, overlooking the majestic Kodagu landscape, and sink into the cloud-like beds, letting the unadulterated sounds of nature take over.
With well-appointed rooms – 36 traditional cottages, 13 Suite cottages, and one presidential suite and world-class facilities such as spa, swimming pool, conference room, one can leave behind the hustle and bustle of city life and step into a world of calm, fresh air and serenity. With proximity to the very famous Mallalli falls, the resort has quick and easy access from Bangalore. Moreover, it’s uniquely placed cottages at a very comfortable distance from one another, making it perfect for a socially distanced vacation with a unique view from each balcony that is incomparable with any of the other resorts in Coorg.
The Presidential Suite is outstandingly crafted with meticulous attention to detail. It is a tribute to the symbol of Kodava hospitality in its purest form. The suite offers a fusion of excellent service and contemporary luxury amenities and an ambiance of stateliness that is quite unparalleled. Carefully cementing the wooden carvings of 1000 sq feet, the Presidential Suite embellishes modern design and a hint of Indian culture and heritage.
The culinary journey at Ayatana is genuinely a sensorial experience. The gourmet experience is over a stunning waterfall view from our alfresco dining restaurants. One can explore an array of delectable signature Kodava dishes and Continental and Chinese cuisine while igniting cocktails with the most befitting backdrop of the lush greens with inimitable style.
The restaurant and bar area is the bustling activity hub of the resort. Situated close to the gorgeous private waterfall, one can spend hours in this area, mesmerized by its beauty. The Restaurant, named The Glasshouse, has an indoor high-volume area with panoramic views of the surrounding. It also has an outdoor bar and deck, which is a favorite among the guests, as they have the best seats to the waterfall. This deck overlooks the infinity pool and also doubles as an outdoor candlelight dining space at night. Being the most popular event space on the property, this deck has hosted several weddings and conferences.
The Bar is a more intimate space than the restaurant, with a younger and more fun vibe. With screenings and an outdoor deck with the pool table, the bar is a popular hangout with the younger generation.
Elegant and pampering, with an easy charm that’s reserved yet surreal, The Wilderness Spa is to be surrendered to. Discover yourself at our exquisite tranquil spa retreat, where bespoke treatments blend with the ancient traditions of Ayurveda. In addition, Ayatana offers a range of custom-made spas.
These are the guiding principles of our ENVIRONMENTALLY AND SOCIALLY sustainable and responsible program. Local community engagement and welfare align us around the critical issues to the communities we operate in. By mobilizing our resources and skill-based volunteer resorts, we strive to make a difference by aiding employment, skill development programs, environmental protection, and care, boosting local cottage industries to protect local craftsmanship and socio-economic responsibility.
“At Ayatana, our local workforce is our strength. They are proud to share their skill and knowledge to bring indigenous experiences to our guests and inspire them to join us in our efforts to uplift the community we operate in. Ayatana Hospitality is proud to be the pioneers in promoting the ability of our workforce to make a real and sustainable impact on the world we live in”, explains Vishal.
Ayatana is the perfect place for honeymooners, couples, families, guests, and their pets wishing to get away from it all.
Ayatana Studio is currently designing and executing Nature resorts and Heritage hotels in multiple locations like Ooty, Chikmagalur, and Kerala.
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