Luxury ‘drivecation’ by the Ganges

‘We realised that the need of the hour was to design a new ‘drivecation’ package that provides a luxurious yet safe, hygienic experience,’ says Kush Kapoor, CEO, Roseate Hotels & Resorts. Now, the group offers this package at its luxury resort in Rishikesh,  The Roseate Ganges, with a number of exclusive features, such as pick-up in a BMW, included.

Neha Rawat

How has the response been to the drivecation packages?

Drivecation packages were always popular because of the incomparable comfort and luxury they offer, but now they are becoming even more so because of prevailing pandemic conditions in which social distancing has become an important factor while planning any vacation. Since our luxury resort, The Roseate Ganges, is at a motorable distance from Delhi-NCR, we have introduced new drivecation packages and they have instantly gained popularity. We realised that people are eager to plan holidays to rejuvenate themselves after being cooped up post the lockdown, yet are hesitant to travel because of the fear of coming in contact with more people, especially by the means of air travel. We realised that the need of the hour was to design a new drivecation package that provides a luxurious yet safe, hygienic experience.

What kinds of experiences do you offer?

The drivecation package offered by the hotel includes an ideal experience of direct transfer from a guest’s home to The Roseate Ganges in a luxurious BMW with two nights’ stay in a deluxe villa inclusive of breakfast and lunch or dinner, Wi-Fi and a rejuvenating yoga session with our compliments. This unique experience is valid for Delhi-NCR only. One can avail this offer for just Rs 44,444 (all inclusive).

Other experiences during the drivecation which guests can opt for are a mindful session on the three gunas of life and moksha; Vipasana meditation – India’s most ancient technique of meditation; an Ayurvedic and Podikizhi massage at Aheli spa; or a private dinner by the white sand beach (at an additional cost).

What measures are you taking to ensure the safety of guests?

The Roseate Ganges in Rishikesh is nestled in the green foothills of the Himalayas and offers stunning views of the adjacent lush forest-covered hills and crystal-clear rushing water of River Ganges. At the retreat we are following our standard touchless hospitality procedures under ‘Care by Roseate’ to ensure no contamination enters via any route. The measures involve thermal screening at entry gates of all passenger vehicles; display of ‘Safe’ status in Aarogya Setu App for staff and guests; wearing of mask is also a must to enter the property premises.

All hotel vehicles are disinfected at entry points and after every use. Sanitisers are kept in all prominent locations within the hotels and resorts. Guest luggage is disinfected from outside upon arrival. To enable seamless, remote check-ins, touchless check-ins are facilitated via an App.

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