The Windflower Group of resorts is a fast growing Company with a chain of resorts PAN South India. The Company has its corporate office at Mysore & marketing office at Bangalore.
Mr. P. V. Giri is the Chairman of the Company. Mr. P. V. Giri is an entrepreneur from Mysore & came from a humble background. But he is a great visionary & started his career in the hotel Industry with Hotel Siddartha – a budget hotel – in Mysore. It is a vegetarian hotel & the restaurant in Hotel Siddartha is the most popular vegetarian restaurant in Mysore – even today.
Mr. Tharun Giri, son of Mr. P. V. Giri, is now ably assisting his father as the Managing Director of the Company. Mr. Tharun Giri has done his Masters in Hospitality from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA.
The first resort from The Windflower group came up at Mysore & it is still the best resort in Mysore – even after more than a decade since its inception. The design + architecture of the resort is still very contemporary & the comfort level at the resort is at par with the best in the industry. The rooms are very spacious & so are the bathrooms
The Windflower group of resorts has now 9 resorts at the following destinations
Karwar& many more are in the pipeline too.
I am not qualified to write on all 9 resorts of this group. But as the CEO of Signature Holidays; I know 5 of their resorts extremely well & limit this blog to only those five resorts. Some of the description given below on the 5 resorts are taken from their websites & the credit goes to the copy writer of the website. But my inputs are very much there too – wherever I felt it necessary.
Wish to quote Anatole Francis here – When a thing has been said & well, have no scruples. Take it & copy it.
The resort at Mysore is their first resort & my favorite resort in Mysore.
The design of the resort, even after more than a decade, is still very contemporary. The rooms are very spacious with a sit-out & the bathrooms carry the latest fixtures + the rain showers also popularly known as open to the sky bathrooms.
The sit-outs in the rooms face the huge water body that runs through a long stretch of the resort with coconut trees on either side of it. The huge mattresses in the rooms are a welcome sight; particularly so after a hard day’s work or after a busy day of local sightseeing or after an hour long oil massage in their exquisite world class spa.
Each guests is pampered & treated like a royalty & each of their 40 plus rooms + villas are your personal palaces to meditate on.
Olive Garden is their multi-cuisine restaurant at the resort. Olive Garden serves delectable range of multi-cuisine delicacies. A pleasurable gastronomic experience awaits you all here.
Space, Silence, Serenity, Quality Service & Unparalleled Luxury await you all in the royal city of Mysore.
Come; take advantage.
The Windflower resort at Coorg is a getaway that invites you to pamper your senses with a unique spa and resort. In keeping with the Windflower spirit of evolving from the natural beauty of the surroundings, it brings you a very distinctive look and mood. Just three hour drive from Mysore, this very private retreat with all contemporary luxuries awaits you to offer a wonderful holiday of lifetime. The Windflower resort & spa Coorg is nestled in a wooded valley and amidst a sprawling coffee plantation. Windflower spa resorts @ Coorg welcomes you to an intimate world of gourmet cuisines, exciting adventure and leisure options and a choice of wellness therapies. The misty slopes, the eucalyptus forests, the aroma of coffee and spices around the Coorg resort will surely make you forget the mundane.
Quiet luxury is the theme of the resort, with its lush greenery, its gushing rapids and, tranquil pond, a walk-in aviary with rare birds-all created to bring nature into your heart. The shingled roofs, the feel of stone and wood, the subtle colors make one feel that one has entered the pages of a fairytale set in Walter Scott country. The Oriental touches in the décor add a touch of exotica to an otherwise uncluttered, almost Zen like ambience. Modern amenities like air conditioners and plasma TV’s in the rooms complement the old world charm of a bygone era when life moved at a different pace.
Expand. Unwind. Relax. Get used to your king-sized habitat, at The Windflower Coorg.
Come; take advantage
Welcome to a land that’s off the grid and alive at Windflower Resort Bandipur – jungle resort. Trade your ringtone for birdcalls, and keep your eyes open for a real education. The forest has much to teach us, if we only listen. So rise with the sun and a steaming pot of chai, and then hop aboard the jeep for an unforgettable safari through the mist-laden national park. Return to a wholesome, homely buffet spread in their open-air restaurant. Take a dip in the infinity pool, or go sit by the water’s edge at the Mangala reservoir. Warm your feet by the fire or under your soft, duvet covers. And do it all over again, naturally.
Float on your back in the pool, gazing up at the clouds, and reconnect with your loved ones by the bonfire. Windflower Resort Bandipur tries to offer you every facility to make your stay here as comfortable and harmonious with nature as possible. But do remind yourself that you are in the middle of the forest and take advantage of every waking minute spent here.
The Windflower Resort & Spa @ Bandipur is waiting.
Come, take advantage.
Windflower Spa & Resort, @ Vythiri, Wayanad, is a resort set in 27 acres of coffee plantation. In keeping with the Windflower spirit of evolving from the natural beauty of the surroundings, it brings you a very distinctive look and mood. Just a five hours drive from Bangalore, this very private retreat with all its contemporary luxuries, awaits you. Nestled in a hillock, amidst a sprawling coffee plantation, you will find the misty slopes, the aroma of coffee and spices welcoming you as you enter a world of gourmet cuisines, exciting adventure and leisure options and a choice of wellness therapies – a world of intimate experiences that will surely make you forget the mundane.
Ideal for honeymooners & leisure loving patrons
Quiet luxury is the theme of the resort, with its lush greenery & its tranquil pool – all created to bring nature into your heart. The European touches in the décor add a touch of exotica to the otherwise serene settings. Modern amenities like air conditioners, Tea / Coffee makers and LCD TV’s in the rooms make your stay comfortable.
The bathrooms are done very luxuriously & as spacious as your bedrooms to say the least. The bathrooms are clearly demarcated into three parts – the luxurious shower cubicle, the toilet + the wash basin & the dressing place with a huge wardrobe fitted in. The bathroom also accommodates a wardrobe & a full length mirror. You can walk into the bathroom after a cup of coffee in the morning to freshen up & come out fully attired to spend a glorious day & night at this amazing resort. Hair driers are there in all bathrooms.
There are two types of accommodation – Jacuzzi Villas & Suites.
LIVING WAS NEVER SO COMFORTABLE & LUXURIOUS AT WAYANAD.
Come, take advantage.
THE WINDFLOWER RESORTS & SPA @ PONDICHERRY
Set in picturesque Little Veerampattinam, the Windflower Pondicherry is perched between backwaters and bright Blue Ocean. Stroll along the beach, if the mood strikes you. Race the gulls to the horizon. Step around seashells, and spider crabs. Watch the sun set into the Indian Ocean. Or, take a romantic little cruise along the backwaters. Have a quiet picnic lunch on the banks of a stream. Walk about shooting the birds on film.
Check in to the Windflower Pondicherry, and step into a world of generous luxury. Of wide, open spaces. Tasteful comfort. And the unique restfulness only Nature can provide. A unique blend of handcrafted, rustic stone and polished hardwood, makes every space within the resort memorable. With floor-to-ceiling French windows to bring the majestic outdoors even closer. And complimentary Wi-Fi, cable television, and DVD players ensure you never lose touch with the outside world.
Comfort, by the Windflower. Peace, by Nature.
Come, take advantage.
I, as the CEO of Signature Holidays, have been promoting these resorts to my clientele for the last several years – both from the travel trade & otherwise too. The feedback have been very encouraging.
I list below the plus points of The Windflower chain of resorts:
- All are luxury resorts – 4 star & above
- Great ambience
- Consistent quality
- Spacious rooms & bathrooms
- Great food
- Reasonably priced – debatable point.
Is everything perfect at these resorts?
This is a 64 million dollar question & even though I admire + promote these resorts; I will never admit that everything is hunky-dory at these resorts.
Is there anything that I wish to change at these resorts & my answer would be – YES.
I wish to see the following changes:-
There are lot of similarities in the architecture of all these resorts. I certainly wish that each resort had its own distinction.
- More thrust on local cuisines
- More varieties in desserts
- Activity for the children
- Outdoor games like basketball, badminton court – etc.
- Not enough electric cars – popularly known as “buggies”
How I would I rate these resorts on a scale of 1 to 10? 8 would be my answer.
I now end this blog by emphatically stating that all Windflower resorts, with no exception, are excellent resorts run professionally by a team of competent & experienced Managers. I recommend these resorts strongly to my readers & all of you are assured of excellent value for your money.
COME; TAKE ADVANTAGE.