Le Méridien presents its first resort in India


Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa in Western India is the first Le Méridien resort in India, and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts’s ninth property in the country. Nestled in the scenic Western Ghats, the resort is a few hours’ drive from Mumbai and Pune.

Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa features 122 guestrooms and suites, all with private balconies that offer expansive views of the surrounding natural scenery. Each room features the brand’s signature amenities and destination-inspired moments of discovery.

Mahabaleshwar Classic Valley View Room

Mahabaleshwar Classic Valley View Room

The brand’s reinterpretation of the traditional lobby, the signature Le Méridien Hub, transforms the public space into a social gathering place. Guests are greeted by a 24-hour curated soundtrack by French Bossa Nova band Nouvelle Vague, exclusive illy coffee prepared by Master Baristas, and Sparkling cocktails, inspired by Europe’s aperitif hour.

For culinary experiences, guests can indulge in the resort’s destination restaurants and bars. Latest Recipe, the interactive all day dining restaurant, features an evocative mix of international, Asian and local cuisine. Chingari, the Indian specialty restaurant, offers some of the most diverse flavours and fiery preparations of Northern India. The pool-side restaurant, Plunge Bar, allows guests to savour canapés and blends and spirits, while Longitude 73 transforms from a casual coffee house by day to a vibrant social scene in the evening.

Lagoon style pool

Lagoon style swimming pool

Other resort facilities include the Explore Spa by Le Méridien with eight treatment rooms including a hammam bath treatment room and a Vichy shower treatment room. The fitness centre, a lagoon style swimming pool and a rooftop infinity pool make for the ideal rejuvenating experience.

The resort provides seamless access to the quaint hill town’s rich tapestry of offerings, including a curated visit, courtesy of the brand’s UNLOCK ART programme, to the Devrai Art Village and the 5,000 year old Krishna Devi temple, using only the room’s key card for access. In addition, guests can indulge in strawberry picking at a farm and return to cook with the chef at the hotel.