Meet the creator: Paritosh Ladhani – Joint Managing Director of Radisson Blu, Agra
By Santanu Ganguly, Agra: Presently the Joint Managing Director of Radisson Blu, Agra, Paritosh Ladhani has driven this property towards greater heights with powerful strides into the hospitality domain. As an energetic entrepreneur, with sharp understanding of business ethics, he values the amount of detailing and hard work this industry demands.
He hails from a business family that happens to be the biggest Bottler for Coca-Cola India. His family has been the No.1 bottling group for the company for the last 20 years, and this continual supremacy inspired him to venture into other business ideas, such as, hospitality. His biggest inspiration is his father and his uncle who have grown the business from scratch to a multi-million dollar conglomerate.
Being an avid traveler himself, who has travelled half the globe, he appreciates the fact that the well-travelled guests do not just want a comfortable stay, they expect your food to be delectable & eclectic, and every sphere of your service to be impeccable. The necessary offshoots to the leisure hotel industry like Spa and food outlets have to be world class, which are the holding pillars of Radisson Blu, Agra.
With an average of 80% occupancy since its inception, Radisson Blu has been the number one 5-Star hotel in the city under his aegis, for quite a while now. He himself being from Agra, have been able to personally connect with the local culture and tap on to the vast opportunity that hospitality domain offers. The city has appreciated the freshness, contemporary look and food that Radisson Blu, Agra offers, which has not been an overnight achievement, but is a result of the pre-opening research, feedback and understanding of the market, which he personally oversaw.
Radisson Blu, Agra, recently won the award for being the ‘Best Leisure Hotel’, while Dawat-e-Nawab won the ‘Best Indian Food Restaurant’ to add to other glories, demonstrating the strong connect that Mr. Paritosh Ladhani has been able to maintain with the city.
A red wine connoisseur, who likes to buy his wine from the Valleys of Tuscany and Veneto in Italy, Mendoza in Argentina or Stellenbosch vineyard in South Africa, he is loves all music genres, be it classical Rock of Rod Stewart & Led Zeppelin, the 90s rock of Linkin Park and Bryan Adams, or the peppy Madonna. A badminton enthusiast who loves to play the sport to stay fit, he also loves to sing and currently learning Indian classical from a professional trainer.
A retreat in the heart of majestic history and tales of love, Radisson Blu Agra oozes a timeless elegance bound to mesmerize an avid traveler. Aptly located within walking distance to the walled city of Agra Fort, the luxury hotel lets their guests submerge themselves in the beauty of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal and the vast history of Agra while exploring various magnificent attractions the city has to offer.
This unrivalled state of the art property is surrounded with 4.5 acres of land, that boasts of a sparkling outdoor pool, the Health Club & Spa, a business center, and on-site palatial restaurants which bring the world’s finest cuisines and traditional culinary offerings at Daawat-E-Nawab and rustic barbeque at the poolside, Colorbar.
The luxury five-star hotel offers unmatched services and beautifully appointed 142 luxury rooms and suites each individually designed with unique character and charm. The rooms at the hotel are a work of art – a grand statement of color and style – adorned with fine fabrics, fresh flowers, antique furnishings, and lovely artwork. The hotel is an outstanding example of romantic elegance, comfort and luxury combined the latest 21st-century technology including high-speed wireless internet and plenty of thoughtful touches like a mini bar and satellite TV that one would expect from a five star property of its caliber.
As rich as Agra is in its culture and history, it is also known globally for some of its outstanding cuisine. Radisson Blu takes the flavors of Agra and infuses them in their gourmet cuisine, taking their guests on a culinary journey appealing to everybody’s palette, be it their global or local tourists. The hotel offers various options to their guests to choose from, DAAWAT-E-NAWAB- introduces the divine creations of a bygone era; month after month, guests are enchanted with a dining experience that transports them to the days of Nawabi glory. COLORBAR – TAPAS & BARBEQUE RESTAURANT- Guests can enjoy and unwind to a selection of tempting Cocktails and Wines next to the pool as well as enjoy various veg-non veg options while listening to lovely music; a perfect end to the day. THE LATITUDE – a 24 hours coffee shop, offers not only various options for all coffee lovers but the diners can also enjoy an array of cuisines created in a different cooking manner along with a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. IN ROOM DINING SERVICE- Staying true to its five star luxury services, the hotel provides an excellent 24 hour in-room dining service for their guests, while they relax in the comfort and privacy of their suites.