One of Asia Pacific’s largest hotel management companies, StayWell Holdings has extended its international footprint with the opening of the group’s second Southern Indian property – Leisure Inn VKL Kochi in Kerala.

The 53-room property marks multiple milestones for the brand as its second Leisure Inn hotel in the region and the first to open since the acquisition of StayWell Holdings by Prince Hotels Inc.

“We are looking forward to widening our reach in the Indian market and offering a unique experience to tourists and business travellers in the region. We are also pleased to extend our partnership with the hotel owner, Dr. Varghese Kurian, following the opening of Park Regis Lotus Hotel Bahrain early this year,” says Simon Wan, president & director, StayWell Holdings, adding that the opening of the property symbolises the brand’s commitment to widening their reach in the Southern market.

“As a gateway city to Kerala and other southern cities, Kochi has a lot to offer,” adds Rohit Vig, managing director for StayWell Hospitality Group in India.