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The Hosteller Embarks on Transformative Alliance with Inde Hotels to Redefine Travel Experiences
By Akansha Borthakur
13 Sep, 2023
A landmark moment in Indian hospitality as The Hosteller, the nation's leading self-operated backpacker hostel chain, joins forces with Inde Hotels & Resorts, a trailblazer in the realm of independent hotel experiences. This strategic partnership signifies a pivotal shift in the industry, promising a never done before travel experience to backpackers, adventurers, and explorers traversing the diverse landscapes of India.
“I am delighted to welcome The Hosteller to our ever evolving network. At Inde Hotels & Resorts, we have always admired brands like The Hosteller who lead with a strong purpose to embody the spirit of exemplary hospitality and laudable attention to details. With this partnership, I am confident that we will nurture new opportunities and enrich the travel of our guests by elevating their experiences to new heights”, said Shashi Razdan, Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Inde Hotels.
“With this strategic partnership with Inde Hotels, we continue to strengthen our position as a leading backpacker hostel chain in India, ensuring our guests enjoy the highest standards of hospitality in the country. Joining hands with an industry titan like Inde allows us to upgrade our promise of providing guests with enriched experiences and reaching out to mutual audiences who may be yet unaware of our exceptional facilities. The Hosteller sees a long and fruitful partnership with Inde Hotels, beckoning in more transformative change in the Indian travel industry”, said Pranav Dangi, Founder and CEO of The Hosteller.
The Hosteller: Crafting Memorable Adventures
The Hosteller Gokarna
With a portfolio encompassing over 50 strategically positioned backpacker hostels across India, The Hosteller has swiftly earned a reputation as the preferred choice for travellers in search of secure, lively, and budget-friendly accommodations. Since their inauguration in December 2014, The Hosteller has hosted more than 650,000 travellers, with a remarkable 800,000 nights booked. The brand prides itself on its ability to seamlessly meld first-rate amenities with a community vibe intrinsic to hostel living, culminating in an environment that strikes the perfect balance between comfort and inclusivity.
Each of The Hosteller's properties boasts excellent placement, ensuring guests enjoy effortless access to prominent tourist destinations, bustling business hubs, and a comprehensive transportation network. What truly sets The Hosteller apart is their unwavering commitment to curated interior design, harmoniously blending modern aesthetics with indigenous cultural elements, thereby fashioning an ambiance that is inviting and culturally enriching.
Inde Hotels & Resorts: Crafting Distinctive Hospitality Experiences
Inde Hotels Kufri
Inde Hotels & Resorts is part of Equinox Hospitality & a hospitality chain with a collection of Independent hotels operating under one brand. Inde Hotels partners to value what independent hotels bring and promote the experience with travellers. Inde Hotels' portfolio of 15 hotels across 10 destinations embodies individuality, exuding warm hospitality, and offers an exceptional level of comfort, modern amenities, ensuring travellers leave with cherished memories.
Inde Hotels harnesses the advantages of shared economies for hotels while providing a convenient one-stop-shop for travellers eager to explore and connect with India's finest independent, boutique, and heritage properties. They pioneered a revolutionary concept in India's hospitality industry, serving as an exclusive platform dedicated to independent hotels.
A Visionary Partnership
The groundbreaking collaboration between The Hosteller and Inde Hotels is poised to introduce a new level of luxury and sophistication to the backpacker segment at three select locations:
Bijolai Palace, Jodhpur: A timeless retreat housed in a 100 year old Rajasthani palace that harmoniously fuses heritage charm with modern comforts.
Garden view of The Hosteller Bijolai Palace Jodhpur
The Artist House, Udaipur: Udaipur’s historic royal Opera House transformed into a vibrant backpacker hostel with a basketful of amenities including an in-house pizzeria.
Interior lounge space of The Hosteller Artist House Udaipur
Golf Course Extension, Gurgaon: An urban oasis, offering smart and refined lodgings near the international airport and amidst the pace of the business district.
Front facade view of The Hosteller Golf Course Gurgaon
This innovative partnership harnesses the marketing, technological, and sales expertise of The Hosteller and combines it with Inde Hotels' extensive experience in hospitality and infrastructure. The overarching goal is to amplify the customer base and presence of both brands, offering travellers an extended array of destination options, premium amenities, and the allure of hostels that seamlessly merge luxury with adventure. This partnership represents a historic first—a symbiotic alliance between a chain of backpacker hostels and a hotel chain, promising a stay experience that transcends the ordinary.
Advantages for Discerning Travellers
The strategic alliance ushers in a cornucopia of benefits for travellers, including:
- An expanded selection of locations to choose from, enriching travel itineraries.
- A greater number of hostels available in each destination, catering to varied preferences.
- The fusion of "poshtel" opulence with premium amenities, ensuring a lavish stay.
- Distinctive, elegant infrastructure that adds a touch of sophistication to the backpacker experience.
- Leveraging the collective strength of both brands in hospitality, translating into superior services.
- Unparalleled staff expertise and facilities, ensuring an unforgettable sojourn.
With a combined user base that exceeds an impressive 2 million individuals, this partnership aims to propel that number to unprecedented heights.
Charting a Path to a Revolutionary Future
Both The Hosteller and Inde Hotels are brimming with enthusiasm for the future. They are actively exploring multiple projects in the coming quarters, with the overarching ambition of establishing an unassailable presence within India's travel and hospitality sector. The Hosteller and Inde Hotels invite travellers and adventurers to join them on an odyssey of unparalleled experiences, where every stay narrates a unique story.