From left to right - Mr. Nitin Karambelkar & Mr. Sameer Dharkar

Mumbai, India, 2021-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Mr. Sameer Dharkar, Managing Director of Absolute Hotel Services – South Asia & Middle East region, is delighted to announce its First White Label Management  Contract with  “Manas Hospitality Private Limited” for its distinguished resort in Igatpuri,  “Manas Resort With Petting Zoo And Organic Farm, Igatpuri.”

Igatpuri, a bliss tucked into Sahyadris is a small town and a hill station in Maharashtra, truly an escape from the madness of the urban jungle. The lovely climate, quaint old forts, waterfalls and majestic mountains make Igatpuri an ideal place for a relaxed vacation. The exquisiteness of this place increases myriad folds during monsoon when it’s dense forest becomes greener and the umpteen waterfalls get revived making it a picture perfect postcard.  Blessed with pleasant climate and greenery all around, Igatpuri is well connected by roads making it a popular drive down weekend getaway destination from Nashik (1 hour), Pune (4 hours) and Mumbai (3 hours). It is famous amongst adventure seekers as a popular camping and trekking hill station as well as is place fascinating nature lovers and photography enthusiasts.

Nestled amidst expanse of the Western Ghats 1900 ft. above the sea level in Igatpuri the Resort is spread across 7 acres of lush green landscape established in 1991, the first resort in Igatpuri and the first in India with Petting Zoo, offering blend of deluxe accommodation with petting zoo, hosting human friendly animals and walk in aviaries. The resort name is developed a synonymous for the destination “Igatpuri” itself as it witness the exotic scenes, views of the hills, valleys and  tranquillity within the resort itself just like what Igatpuri region offers.

Manas Resort with Petting Zoo and Organic Farm as the name suggests, has this exclusive offering of Petting Zoo as well as Organic farming, a very different experience to every guest whilst they enjoy and take a break from the chaotic city life.  The Petting Zoo hosts human friendly birds and animals housed in walk in aviaries, guests can enjoy feeding and playing with them.  A lesser known fact is that Interacting with pets reduces stress levels and assists people to better cope with various health conditions, including mental ailments.

The resort is designed over a terraced estate with interspersed water bodies, garden, vegetable culture and lush green lawns.  The resort delivers an unique “Farm to Table” dining experience with use of home-grown produce from its very own organic farms, which are chemical and pesticide free, ensuring preservation of the mildest of flavours across every dish prepared.

The resort features 68 well-appointed rooms of different design category, harmonizing with the multiple family needs.  Facilities at resort include Highway Café, All Day Dinning Restaurant, Banquets, Oversized Lawns, Infinity Swimming Pool, Spa, Kids Play Area, Games Room and Car Park. The soon to open Bar and Lounge will add another dimension to fun and entertainment.

Mr. Nitin Karambelkar – Managing Director, Manas Hospitality Private Limited a self-made entrepreneur, had the foresight 30 years before to build this dream project, which has brought, both, the Resort as well as Igatpuri on the travel map of the region. Immensely passionate and emotional about hospitality, service and creation of memorable experiences he has fostered concepts over the years, creating distinctive positioning advantages. He is a huge animal lover and gets personally involved as and when a new pup or a bird enters the resort, trains them to be human friendly. Organic Farming comes naturally to Mr. Karambelkar, while he directly oversees the entire process, he has developed certain signature local preparations for which a visit to the property is a must.

Stating his views on this development Mr. Sameer Dharkar said that “We are delighted to sign this Management Agreement, on a new platform called “White Label Services”. This opens a new chapter in India, wherein standalone Hotel Owners of renowned properties, who aspire to take their operations to higher levels with the help of an International operator and yet retain their own identity. This is a Win-Win formula, where guest experiences will get enhanced and even the Owners Brand gets a fillip alongwith generating Higher Revenues & Operating Profits. We saw a vacuum existed in this space as no International Player is offering this Unique Partnership. The first move has to create an impact and our handshake with Manas Hospitality will definitely create a ripple around.  We intend to cement our relationship by fulfilling our common vision of being best in category and look forward to building a strong portfolio in this segment along with our branded properties under Eastin & U Hotels Umbrella.”


About Absolute Hotel Services (AHS)


AHS is the fastest growing hospitality management/branding company in Asia and Europe with an ever-expanding geographic portfolio of hotels, resorts and serviced residences.

Head quartered in Bangkok, Thailand with regional offices in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, India and Europe with more expansions planned, AHS and its brands have resonated with investors and consumers contributing value to all stakeholders.

Covering the luxury to economy segments through its brands U Hotels & Resorts, Eastin Grand Hotels & Resorts, Eastin Hotels, Resorts & Residences and Eastin Easy.  AHS also has the right to manage hotels under Travelodge brand under Travelodge Thailand and Vienna House brand under Vienna House Asia.

AHS is an affiliate company of U City Public Company which is a Thailand public listed global capital allocator.

About U Hotels & Resorts Brand


The brand was created with today’s travellers in mind and their expectations from the fast moving pace of hospitality.  Founded in 2008, U Hotels & Resorts is an uncomplicated bijoux deluxe hotel brand that is a stimulating blend of local heritage and design accents that pair with modern amenities, services and facilities to unobtrusively encourage sophisticated target customers eager to enjoy the local environment.

U Hotels & Resorts’ unique concept of services include 24-hour use of room, breakfast whenever/wherever, free Wi-Fi, U choose programme, and U Make a Difference programme.

About Eastin Grand Hotels & Resorts |
Eastin Hotels & Resorts | Eastin Residences | Eastin Easy Brands


Eastin Grand Hotels & Resorts and Eastin Hotels, Resorts & Residences – a 4 and 5 star luxury brand created to base on relevance to market as well as need and the desires of targeted customers. The brands provide value and consistency through flexible venues and services with added value to serve the desires of business and leisure travelers.

Eastin Brand’s target customers are value hunters looking for luxury, comfort and convenience at the right price with maximum flexibility to serve the purpose of their visit, whether for business or pleasure.

Unique’s services include free wi-fi, extended breakfast hour to 11:30 hrs, and room ready guaranteed.

Eastin Easy, a 3 star hotel brand that provides comfortable accommodation, with breakfast plus approachable services and simple facilities for business and leisure travelers.  The brand offers 6/12/24 hour Easy rates.

About the Travelodge Thailand


With over 1000 properties operating in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in the economy sector.  Travelodge Thailand is developing and expanding the Travelodge brand in Thailand.

The Travelodge brand in Asia is centered around the guest and providing the essentials for a home away from home. Being a limited service brand, Travelodge hotels in Asia focus on delivering the optimal stay experience through thoughtful design to maximize the space in the room and ensuring essential conveniences to the guest.

About Absolute Golf Services (AGS)


A golf management and consultancy company headquartered in Thailand. Providing a full range of golf services including but not limited to golf club design, development, renovations, management and consulting.

About Vienna House


Vienna House is all about endless exploration, the European zeitgeist and modern hospitality. Vienna House is always bespoke; it is hospitality in its entirety. Always down-to-earth and on the pulse of the times. Austria’s largest hotel group owns and manages hotels with a focus on business travel and city breaks in Europe. Resorts in south-east Asia will be added. The company encompasses Vienna House, Vienna House Easy, Vienna Townhouse and Vienna House R.evo. The individual city hotels of Vienna House are operated in the upscale segment and combine timeless design with class. The concept of Vienna House Easy stands for a smart and casual design with a cool, easy-going style. Vienna Townhouse is the boutique-style city residence. Bohemian chic B&B for individualists. Vienna House R.evo is the hotel revolution for the urban lifestyle, combining, for the first time ever, the lifestyle of a hotel, the flexibility of serviced apartments and the individuality of a home.

About 59Club Asia


59Club Asia presented is the Asia office of 59Club UK that was established in 2007, and is now a market leader in providing bespoke mystery shopper performance measurement programmes for the Golf, Leisure, Spa, Events, F&B and Hotel Industries.  The ultimate objective of 59Club is to provide venues with a valuable management tool to measure, improve and then maintain standards of customer service, in turn increasing visitor and member retention. The end result being a boost to customer satisfaction, revenues and profits.

About Absolute Design Services


A design and concept company for the hospitality sector lead by those in the hospitality sector.  Offering full services of interior design, space planning, concept creation and design. Willing and able to create creative solutions.