Kerala to launch country's first state-run all-woman hotel
The work on India's first public sector hotel run entirely by women for women has begun. The all-woman hotel is the first such initiative from a government institution in the country. The staff at the hotel will also be all women, starting right from the bottom rung to the managerial position.
The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) is all set to launch India’s first public sector hotel run entirely by women for women in the state’s capital city, Thiruvananthapuram.
Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran inaugurated the work on the project at the Kerala Transport Development Finance Corporation (KTDFC) Complex at Thampanoor on July 25, 2018.
The hotel, named ‘Hostess’, will come up at the KTDC complex at the main bus station in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram, adjacent to the central railway station.
• The all-woman hotel is the first such initiative from a government institution in the country.
• It will lay high emphasis on security and safety features besides comfort and convenience. The work on the project is expected to be completed within the next six months.
• The facilities at ‘Hostess’ will not only be available to common people at economical and affordable rates but will also match up to global standards.
• The state-of-the-art facilities will include automated security features, technology-oriented check-ins and check-outs, laundry service, complimentary breakfast, microwave oven and fitness centre.
• In total, the facility will have 22 AC rooms and two AC dormitories to host 28 people at a time. The rooms will be charged at Rs 1,500 and the dormitory facility at Rs 500 for four hours.
• The hotel will mainly target women officials, researchers, sportspersons, teenage girls, business women and pilgrim groups, who arrive in the city for a short stay.
• The staff at the hotel will also be all women, starting right from the bottom rung to the managerial position.
The development of the new facility re-emphasises the role of tourism as a priority sector for the state.
The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation aims to create top class facilities for the visitors.
Other Key Projects
The state government has sanctioned about Rs 39.6 crore for development works at Muzhappilangad beach near Kannur and Rs 7.69 crore for 'Kumarakom waterscapes' through destination development.
Besides, the state government has given the administrative sanction of Rs 17.5 crore to set up a 42-room budget hotel at Kanyakumari.