The boutique hotel chain walks away with multiple wins at The World Travel Awards and The World Spa Awards 2021.
The Postcard Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat has been voted as ‘Asia’s Leading Wildlife Resort’ and ‘India’s Leading Wildlife Resort’. The Postcard Dewa in Thimphu, Bhutan, has been selected as ‘Asia’s Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel’ and ‘Bhutan’s Leading Boutique Hotel’. The Postcard Cuelim, South Goa, as ‘India’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ and ‘Goa’s Leading Boutique Hotel’, and The Postcard Velha, Old Goa as ‘India’s Best Wellness Retreat’.
High levels of consistent service standards, the intimate nature of the hotels, and the loyalty of their guests are what led the company to a spectacular performance and phenomenal growth even in the year of the pandemic. Revenue in the Covid year grew by 51 per cent and guests continued to rate it amongst the highest on both TripAdvisor and also World Travel Awards.
The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. In its 28th year, despite the global pandemic, WTA saw a record 2,033,494 votes cast in 2020, with more people taking part than in any other year of its history, representing a huge vote of confidence for the travel and tourism industry.
“We launched The Postcard Hotel with the vision that the future of luxury hospitality was in small experiential hotels with very high levels of personalised service. Ever since the inception of our brand, we have increasingly seen people adopt this way of travel, even more so after the pandemic,” says Kapil Chopra, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Postcard Hotel.
Chopra, along with a team of luxury hoteliers, founded The Postcard Hotel on a mission to create extraordinary experiences for discerning travellers. Launched in December 2018, The Postcard Hotel is a bold and ambitious brand committed to creating new rules and setting new standards in experiential luxury. It launched in Goa and successfully operates three resorts in the destination – The Postcard Moira, The Postcard Velha, and The Postcard Cuelim. In the beginning of 2020, the brand marked its international presence in Bhutan and Sri Lanka with The Postcard Dewa, Thimphu, and The Postcard Galle respectively. In May 2021, the brand launched its first wildlife resort, The Postcard Gir Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Postcard Cuelim is a 350-year-old restored estate located in South Goa. This six-room hotel overlooking 3500 acres of lush green paddy fields seamlessly blends in with Goa’s rich culture, coastal landscape, and tropical radiance. The Postcard Dewa, Thimphu, is nestled in a forest on the outskirts of Bhutan’s capital city. With 15 suites and a minimum room size of 995 square feet, the hotel offers a spectacular view of the Thimphu valley and surrounding forests.
The Postcard Hotel is committed to spreading its presence while opening a new luxury hotel every three months and has some of the most robust development pipelines in the luxury hotel space globally. The Postcard Hideaway, Netravali, Goa, and The Postcard on the Arabian Sea, Karnataka, are amongst their planned end-of-year openings.