| Woods at Sasan, India’s first biophilic retreat with best-in-class wildlife programming in Sasan Gir forest, has been awarded at the Gujarat Travel & Tourism Excellence Awards 2021 as the Best 5 Star Hotel in Gujarat. The award is an honour earned by Woods at Sasan after working to build one of the finest and most sustainably luxurious retreats in the country. Felicitated by Hon. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, the brand is delighted to receive such an accolade.
The Gujarat Travel and Tourism awards held every year recognize the hotels, retreats, photographers and other contributors that make Gujarat one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The winners in each category are selected after careful evaluation of the services offered, customer review and complaint response systems, initiatives taken for Covid-19, and more by Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited. The event was graced by Minister of State for Tourism Arvindbhai Raiyani, Tourism Secretary Harit Shukla, TCGL Managing Director Jenu Devan, other notable personalities like Milind Soman, and Gita Rabari, apart from the bigwigs of the tourism and hospitality industry.
Mr. Maulik Bhagat, Managing Director at Woods at Sasan, expressed his gratitude for this recognition saying, “I am humbled by this award bestowed upon Woods at Sasan and am proud to contribute to the incredible tourism industry in Gujarat. We have worked to make Woods at Sasan a biophilic resort that aligns design-thinking with well-being and are delighted that the Gujarat Travel and Tourism awards have recognised our hard work. Our services and initiative for the ecosystem and community in Sasan Gir forest will always contribute to making Woods at Sasan the best holistic luxury space it is.”
Woods at Sasan was created with the vision to integrate the living spaces with the natural surroundings making it the perfect biophilic wellness getaway. The flagship property of 1000 Island Hotels & Resort, it is located at the edge of the Gir Forest, in the embrace nature, within 8 acres of a lush mango orchard. It endeavours to become the best design-led wellness retreat in the country for those that seek refuge from the stresses of life. The retreat brings to people the region’s local culture and activities, involving them to be a part of the project and bringing in elements that belong to local communities.
About Woods at Sasan, Woods at Sasan is the flagship venture of 1000 Island Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality signature that brings people closer to themselves and the environment. Woods at Sasan ‘grew’ out of a belief in a sustainable and meaningful ecosystem of hospitality. It draws upon the natural terrain and local culture to shape its philosophies with regard to its architecture, the environment and the spirit of hosting. The resort is built in and around an 8-acre mango orchard with over 280 trees that yield a sizable mango crop in the summertime, and attract a variety of insects, birds and wildlife. An oasis of quiet, lush greenery that merges into the forests of Gir, the 38-key property is a serene blend of contemporary spaces and culture-inspired interiors that merge into the landscape. With spaces designed for clear, natural lighting and an uninterrupted view of the orchard or the forest, one may enjoy living within nature with all the conveniences that the heart de