We Endeavour To Dissolve The Boundaries Between Guests And The Local Community

Read this exclusive interview with Sonal Sahoo, Director, The World Hotels and Resorts as she delves into the world of hospitality and creating experiences


In this exclusive interview, we delve into the visionary hospitality approach of Sonal Sahoo, the Director of The World Hotels And Resorts. As a seasoned leader in the industry, Sahoo sheds light on the distinctive philosophy behind LYFE Hotels, exploring how the brand integrates immersive experiences, local culture, and cutting-edge technology to redefine luxury accommodation. From sustainable practices to dynamic cultural programs, Sahoo articulates how LYFE Hotels not only aims to provide unparalleled comfort and opulence but also strives to be a catalyst for meaningful connections, environmental stewardship, and cultural enrichment.


How does Lyfe Hotels prioritise immersive experiences to create a unique and memorable stay for its guests, distinguishing itself from other traditional hospitality providers?

Amidst the natural splendour and cultural richness of Odisha, LYFE Hotels is set to introduce the state's first 5-star Green hotel, a pioneering concept that blends opulent hospitality with a profound commitment to environmental stewardship. In our unwavering commitment to contribute to the economic growth of Odisha, we aim to create a landmark destination that not only enhances the tourism landscape but also provides employment opportunities for 500 individuals, both directly and indirectly. From the sun-kissed beaches of Puri to the serene forests of Simlipal, LYFE Hotels has redefined the art of hospitality by intertwining the essence of Odisha's rich cultural tapestry with the modern indulgences of luxury travel. At LYFE Hotels, we endeavour to dissolve the boundaries between guests and the local community, fostering a deep connection that transcends the ordinary with contemporary luxury, crafting an unforgettable journey for every guest. From tailored local excursions revealing the soul of the community to curated cultural events showcasing the vibrancy of the region, every moment at LYFE Hotels resonates with the hearts of our guests.

We are not just a hotel; we are a connection to the heart of Odisha. When you stay with us, you don't just visit Odisha; you become a part of it, and Odisha becomes a part of you.

What initiatives has Lyfe Hotels undertaken to incorporate local culture, traditions, and community engagement into its hospitality offerings?

LYFE Hotels is a tribute to the local drapery and the vibrant community. It goes beyond mere aesthetics; it’s a heartfelt dedication to fostering a deep and meaningful connection between our guests and the soul of Odisha. The intricate decor of our interiors proudly showcases the artistry and craftsmanship of the local community, and the diverse culinary offerings celebrate the flavors of the region and reflect our deep-rooted commitment to promoting and preserving the heritage of Odisha. Through our collaborations with local artisans, craftsmen, and cultural organisations, we have woven the authentic cultural elements of Odisha seamlessly into the fabric of our hotel, creating an environment where every guest can immerse themselves in the vibrant spirit of the region. Our collaborative partnerships with local cultural organisations serve as a bridge, connecting our guests to the authentic spirit of the destination and fostering a deeper appreciation for the local culture, traditions, and artistic brilliance that define the essence of Odisha.

Could you discuss any collaborative partnerships with local artisans, artists, or cultural organizations that contribute to the establishment of a vibrant and culturally rich atmosphere within Lyfe Hotels?

LYFE Hotels fosters partnerships with local artisans and cultural organisations, creating an environment where every guest can immerse themselves in the vibrant spirit of the region. Through a multitude of engaging initiatives, Lyfe Hotels has provided a platform for local artisans and artists to showcase their talents and creations, thereby fostering cultural exchange and appreciation. From captivating art exhibitions that adorn our walls to soul-stirring live performances that resonate within our spaces, every corner of our hotel serves as a canvas for the vibrant expressions of the local artistic community. By supporting and participating in programs that promote the region's cultural practices and traditions, we strive to create a nurturing environment that not only celebrates the past but also actively contributes to the preservation and promotion of the cultural legacy of Odisha.

In what ways does Lyfe Hotels utilise cutting-edge technology and digital innovations to facilitate seamless and interactive guest experiences?

Our commitment to providing unparalleled guest experiences is mirrored in our seamless integration of cutting-edge technology. From digital concierge services to interactive room features, technology at LYFE Hotels creates a harmonious fusion of luxury and modern convenience. With the integration of intuitive communication platforms, guests can effortlessly connect with us, enabling us to provide prompt and efficient services that enrich their stay. Our commitment to technological excellence extends into the smart room controls and interactive amenities that foster an environment of comfort, convenience, and sophistication. Through intuitive mobile applications, our guests can customise their stay, adjust room settings, access personalised recommendations, and engage with a range of tech-savvy solutions that elevate their overall experience.

How does Lyfe Hotels approach the culinary aspect of hospitality, providing guests with a diverse and immersive dining experience that celebrates local Flavors, ingredients, and culinary traditions while also catering to international palates?

At LYFE Hotels, every meal is a celebration of the rich culinary heritage of Odisha, from authentic local dishes to international gourmet masterpieces. With a commitment to celebrating the culinary heritage of the locale, we have curated a journey that transcends boundaries and fosters a deep appreciation for the artistry of local cuisines. Our menus reflect a harmonious blend of indigenous specialities, sourced from the freshest local ingredients and prepared by skilled chefs who infuse contemporary twists into traditional recipes, ensuring every bite is a symphony of Flavors and textures that tantalise the senses. Our menus are a testament to our dedication to creating a dining experience that transcends borders and unites culinary artistry from around the world. It's not just a dining experience; it's a culinary exploration that unites the essence of Odisha with global gastronomic artistry.  

Can you share any upcoming events, workshops, or cultural programs organised by Lyfe Hotels, aiming to engage guests in meaningful activities?

Looking ahead, we are thrilled to host a series of upcoming events, workshops, and cultural programs that engage our guests in a dynamic platform for cultural exploration and personal enrichment. From cultural festivals to wellness retreats, every event at LYFE Hotels is a gateway to a deeper connection with the vibrant spirit of Odisha. Through our cultural workshops, guests will have the opportunity to immerse in the traditional arts and crafts of the region, learning directly from skilled local craftsmen and artisans. Our traditional music performances will echo the soulful rhythms of Odisha, offering guests a captivating insight into the musical heritage of the land. Furthermore, our culinary masterclasses will invite guests to embark on a gastronomic journey, exploring the intricacies of local Flavors and culinary traditions. During your stay at the LYFE Hotels, you're not just a guest; you're a participant in a vibrant cultural tapestry, where every event and workshop is an opportunity for meaningful engagement and personal growth.

How does Lyfe Hotels ensure a seamless blend of comfort, luxury, and sustainability, incorporating eco-friendly practices, energy-efficient technologies, and responsible tourism initiatives that contribute to a more immersive and environmentally conscious hospitality experience?

At Lyfe Hotels, every moment is an opportunity to contribute to the preservation of our planet, our commitment to sustainability is woven into every aspect of our operations and we have employed energy-efficient technologies across our properties and responsible tourism initiatives with the aim of preserving our planet. We invite our guests to join us in our journey toward a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future. Our approach to sustainability encompasses a range of initiatives, including the implementation of sustainable waste management practices, and water preservation strategies. By embracing renewable energy solutions and minimising our environmental footprint, we strive to contribute to the preservation of the local ecosystem and reduce our impact on the sphere. By choosing LYFE Hotels, you're not just selecting a place to stay; you're joining us on a journey toward a more immersive and environmentally conscious hospitality experience.

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