Check out the world’s first handicrafts hotel, opened recently in Vizag

The hotel is inspired by the various art forms of Andhra Pradesh, the paintings and crafts used in the hotel are made by the local artists.

Expectations from hotel stays in India have gone up a notch with innovative packages and exciting offers over the past few years. Now, a tourist wants a lot more from a hotel than just a bed and food, and to survive the rat race of being the best hotel, every property tries to do something different to attract more clients.

The Palm Beach Hotel, a sister concern of LeSutra, opened the doors to its heritage wing, ‘Andhra Arts and Crafts Hotel’ recently in Vishakapatnam. Talking of being different, their new wing, a ‘Microcosm of Andhra’ boasts of around 70 sculptures and 50 art installations.

These artworks weave in the narrative of the state’s arts and crafts within the passages, corridors and residential areas of the hotel, making it the world’s first handicrafts hotel.

Le Sutra hotel is the world’s first Indian Art Hotel based in Mumbai, and is designed on the three qualities as defined by ancient Indian philosophy, namely – Tamas, Rajas and Satva. Each room in the hotel is a unique representation of the three giving guests a never seen before experience. The Andhra Arts & Crafts Hotel is Le Sutra’s third landmark project, which aims to preserve and bring forth the local craftsmanship of Andhra Pradesh, the other two being the world’s first Indian Art Hotel and Tribal Art Homes.

Designed exclusively by Andhra national award winning artisans, interior designers, craftsmen and sculptors the property for the very first time has all its rooms are themed on craft forms like Tholu Bommalata or leather shadow puppetry, Budithi brass work, Kalamkari pen art and Etikoppaka toys to create an evolved aesthetic expression encompassing the #HeartofAndhra.

The hotel promises to be a unique destination not only for leisure. The hotel provides a secure private beach, an outdoor swimming pool and four in-house restaurants where guests can indulge in some speciality cuisines. Additionally, each guest is presented with a souvenir at the end of their stay that represents the art and craft of Andhra Pradesh.

Mitali Bajaj, Spokesperson, Le Sutra said, “With the Andhra Arts & Crafts Hotel, our aim is to create the #HeartofAndhra within Vizag and give our guests a curated experience of Andhra Pradesh. By purposefully using an assemblage of traditional and modern handicrafts in the interiors, the hotel not only pays tribute to the cultural heritage of one of India’s magnificent states but also preserves the legacy of its artisans. The Indian consumer today is well-informed and always on the lookout for new and unique experiences, be it a leisure or business trip.