IT Hub of Kochi to Get the Feel of High-End Hospitality

Kochi: Situated on the eastern side of the city, Kakkanad, known as the industrial hub of Kochi, is home to Cochin Special Economic Zone, Infopark and SmartCity. The new entrant adorning the area is a hospitality marvel, Four Points by Sheraton Kochi Infopark, a Marriott International Hotel.

Enviably positioned towards the entrance of the sprawling Infopark campus, Four Points will be open to the public in December. The design looks stunning as it flawlessly blends features of classic hospitality and metropolitan sophistication. Four Points by Sheraton has beautifully incorporated what is quintessential to Kochi, a touch of blue, which amply reflects the hues of the backwaters that surround the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea.’

Dinesh Rai, General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton, gives a sneak peek into the property from Burberry-floored plush lobby to the infinity pool on the 14th floor. “Kakkanad, being an IT hub with nearly 30,000 people working within the Infopark itself, there was a requirement for a hotel such as this close to this place,” feels Rai. “Four Points by Sheraton being a Marriott brand enjoys tremendous customer loyalty. There are quite a lot of people who trust the brand. These are people who travel a lot and they would prefer to come and stay here.”

Dinesh Rai says his main priority will be the positioning of the brand. “This is the first Four Points by Sheraton coming to Kerala and being adjacent to Infopark gives us an opportunity to showcase our product very well. We will also rope in good local talents who can deliver authentic service to the guests coming from outside the State or country. The emphasis will be on giving a more local touch.”

Standing tall with14 floors and 218 rooms, the property will offer base category rooms, suite rooms and extended stay suite rooms. The rooms are plush, spacious and aesthetically done with plenty of natural lighting, and offer captivating views of the lush greenery surrounding Kakkanad. “The concept behind the extended stay suite rooms is that people in the IT field would be staying for projects, which means they may be in residence for a longer period. For this reason, it is more like a ‘feel-at-home’ space which comes with a kitchenette.”

‘The Eatery’, the main restaurant at Four Points will have a multi-cuisine menu. The specialty restaurant, ‘All Spice’, on the 14th floor will serve coastal cuisine. For a quick bite, check in to ‘The Deli’ on the ground floor. The bar, Caper, can accommodate about 40-45 guests. In the near future, there will be spa facility as well. ‘Cinnamon’, the ballroom, can accommodate up to 220 people. “When it comes to hosting a social event, we can cater to more than 300 people. We also have three meeting rooms,” says Rai.

The interior design of the hotel lobby is based on a houseboat theme. The carpets are themed after water and the decors are inspired by traditional English style. From the lampshades to the ceiling fans, everything has a Fort Kochi influence.
“Kerala as a location has always been attracting people. Kerala Tourism is one of the best in India, delivering everything it promises. Four Points by Sheraton is all set to meet the needs of every traveller, whether it be someone who is on a leisure tour, on a business trip or those travelling in groups,” he signs off.