Work has begun on the construction of Mövenpick Dharamshala Resort & Spa in Northern India.
The 124-room resort, due to open in 2013, will be located 2,400m above sea level in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and surrounded by a dense forest and the Himalayan Mountains.
Its key attraction will be a 2,500sqm Ayurvedic spa which will feature extensive preventive health programmes, detox sessions, international treatments alongside Ayurvedic, meditation and yoga therapies.
The resort will be operated by Switzerland-based Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts on behalf of the property’s owner Kamakhya Hospitality Services.
Andreas Mattmüller, chief operating officer for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Asia, said: “This will be our second property in a dynamic and fast-growing market. Adding this landmark property to our portfolio follows our global objective to expand our presence in India as we set to open the Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore this spring.”