Bigger, better and full of Zest!
Puducherry, May 3rd 2012: Zest, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd’s., second offering in the vacation ownership space after Club Mahindra, today announced the reopening of its flagship Zest Big Beach Resort at Pondicherry which was severely damaged during Cyclone Thane. Located 5km off the Cuddalore coast and spread across 24 acres of spectacular beach front property, Zest Big Beach is one of Puducherry’s biggest resorts. To celebrate the reopening, the resort has invited all those guests who were present at the resort when the cyclone struck, for a complimentary stay.
Zest Big Beach Resort found itself at the epicenter of Cyclone Thane and was severely damaged by winds in excess of 140 kmph and torrential rains. The damage to the property was considerable with roof destroyed and window panes shattered. Today, four months later, the resort is reopening with 41 of the total 125 rooms operational. Known for its high levels of attention and customer centricity, the staff will once again welcome members who were at the resort on the night that the cyclone struck. With tremendous resilience and grit the team at Big Beach resort went about rebuilding after the Cyclone had left it devastated. From cleaning the debris 4 months back on that fateful day to ensure that all the members left safely, the team has come a long way.
Commenting on the launch Rajiv Sawhney, CEO & MD, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. said “Our DNA across all our brands including Club Mahindra and Zest puts members first. No one demonstrated that better than the team at the Big Beach Resort who worked tirelessly through the cyclone to ensure all our members were safe, including the magician who entertained the frightened children and parents while the storm raged. The team has worked relentlessly over the last few months. I am extremely proud to announce the reopening of the Big Beach Resort. Puducherry is a beautiful destination and an ideal getaway for the family and I invite all our members to come and experience the beauty and hospitality of our resort.”
Zest Big Beach offers members a complete experience with best in class accommodation and access to facilities which include a swimming pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, beach shack, sophisticated gym, and a lounge bar which allow members to completely recharge themselves while escaping the hustle and bustle of regular city life.
ABOUT MAHINDRA HOLIDAYS & RESORTS INDIA LIMITED
Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of the USD 14.4 billion Mahindra Group, the leading player in the leisure hospitality industry, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships. While Club Mahindra is the flagship brand, the other brands offered by the company are – Zest Breaks, Club Mahindra Fundays, Mahindra HomeStays and Mahindra.Travel. Club Mahindra was selected as a “Product of the Year 2012”
The company has over 143,258 long-term holiday members and operates 37 resorts across India and Thailand.
For further information please contact:
Mr. Wayne Ferrao
Manager Public Relations
Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd