K SREEKUMAR and RENJITH SREEKUMAR jointly speak about the fêted & idyllic Quilon Beach Hotel & Convention Centre and its key features to FHi in an exclusive one-on-one conversation

With the sprawling view of Arabian Sea, the Quilon Beach Hotel & Convention Centre is one of the best recognized tourism destinations in Kollam itself by showcasing altogether with a magnificent view of the Arabian Sea, Kollam Port, Fishing Harbour, Lighthouse and Park. The resort has ninety five sea facing rooms with a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. Rooms at the resorts facilitate view of sun rise and sunset.  

Director ( Renjith Sreekumar ) Managing Director ( K. Sreekumar )K Sreekumar & Renjith are key people behind the success of Quilon Beach Hotel & Convention Centre which is today an established entity in the City of Kollam. There is a proverb saying usually among people for years that “Kollam Kandal illam Venda”. This proverb means that if someone sees the cultural and historical beauty of Kollam in its true sense, they may not want to go back to his home. This meaning comes true in the story of Quilon Beach Hotel & Convention. It has everything for guests as per their needs, be it MICE, family & individual travelers and wedding tourism segment. Tourism industry experts congratulate K. Sreekumar and its lively team for making this hotel possible in the historical town of Kollam in Kerala.  

An astute entrepreneur, K SREEKUMAR is the Chairman & Managing Director at the Quilon Hotels & Resorts Private Ltd. He currently adorns various positions apart from its hotel portfolio; he is the CEO at Quilon Consulting Engineers and Meenus Electricals Supermarket. He is also the president at Palavila Devi Temple, Adichanalloor. K Sreekumar, a keen administrator having proven track record of excellence in consultancy and contracting business, is currently one among the topmost businessmen in the city of contemporary Kollam. He has been bagged several awards for his excellence in Engineering. An alumnus of TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, K Sreekumar did his post-graduate studies in Power System at College of Engineering, Trivandrum and graduated in Electrical engineering from the prestigious engineering college of present-day Kollam, TKM College of Engineering

A technocrat by profession, an alumnus of University of Liverpool, RENJITH SREEKUMAR is a discerning management professional and gained his masters in MSc Human Resource Management from the University of Liverpool in England. Prior to his masters, Renjith is graduated from TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, one of the top institutions gave birth to several tech savvy’s to world. At England, he was an active participant in various activities held at the Liverpool University at that time and also a key member in elite social groups such as NUS council member, NUS course representative, Liverpool Guild of Students – Scrutiny of Social Enterprise and Event Management Coordinator for SIFE Liverpool. He is a dedicated photographer and art connoisseur.

He is currently the Executive Director at The Quilon Beach Hotel, Kollam. His passion towards tourism and related activities are very vast and keen supporter for the promotion of tourism. He is in a mission to promote tourism and related activities along with other service sectors. He is also planning to develop various projects in the near future including 5 Star rated hotels, old age home for senior citizens, health resorts,  schools and colleges and mini hydro-electric generating stations etc. He says “We are established in Kollam Port Town, which has a history as a very important, prosperous and beautiful Port Town of the world for centuries. The Quilon Beach Hotel, one of the premium projects of Quilon Hotels & Resorts, is a 5-star classified hotel with a magnificent presence located right on the Kollam Beach. The Quilon Beach Hotel and its professional team are geared to offer world-class service and value for money products to every customer that chooses to spend their holidays under our care”.

Quilon Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd was established in the year 2002 with vision of developing tourism in Kollam. Since its inception, the company has played a major role in the tourism developmental activities of the city. It has successfully started the operations of first 5 Star Hotel and Convention Centre in Kollam since 2008. It has contributed largely to the economy and all round development of the City. The Quilon Beach Hotel & Convention Centre was received a tripadvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award recently.

q1 9R0A2065-001 Quilon 1 q 6Recently the group has added a new venture to its tourism portfolio with the launch of a successful educational venture, The Quilon Institute of Hotel Management. The institute was founded & established in the year 2018 by eminent personalities in the field of Education and Management with the vision of implementing skill-based learning in Management Studies. It is a unit of Mangroves Hospitality Pvt Ltd in association with the Quilon Beach Hotel & Convention Centre.

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Celebrities album at the resort
Celebrities album at the resort

ONE-ON-ONE INTERACTION

What is the major USP of the Quilon beach hotel & convention centre?

Renjith Sreekumar: The Quilon Beach Hotel & Convention Centre is the first 5-Star Classified Hotel in Kollam with a Convention Centre and located right on the Kollam Beach with a magnificent view of the Arabian Sea, Kollam Port, Fishing Harbour, Lighthouse and Park. The Quilon Beach Hotel management team is all geared up to offer world class service and value for money products to every customer that chooses to spend their holidays at The Quilon Beach Hotel.

  • 95 Sea Facing Rooms with a Panoramic View of the Arabian Sea
  • Sun rise/Sunset View from the rooms.
  • Amazing view of Light House, Port, Harbor, Park, Beach & City from the rooms.
  • Black Gold Café’– Pool Side Multi Cuisine Restaurant
  • Marcopolo – Executive Bar
  • Kuttanadu- Ethnic Wine & Dine Restaurant.
  • Cafe De Vasco- 24 Hour Coffee Shop
  • Q-Shop– Ethnic & Organic Store
  • Ayurveda Spa
  • Travancore- Rooftop Executive Lounge
  • Infinity Pool & Fitness Centre
  • Business Centre with Hi-Speed Internet
  • Large Convention Centre with 1200 Seating Capacity.
  • 07 Banquet Halls of various capacity.

ROOM TYPES

DELUXE ROOMS

“ A Mesmerizing View of The Beach, The Park, The Sunrise and Rich Greenery Or a Mind-blowing view of The Sunset, The Lighthouse, The Sea Port and The Harbor “

PREMIUM ROOMS

“Enjoy a premium view of the Arabian Sea and The Spice Route. The Flickering lamps of the fishing boats at night resemble a thousand fireflies; hovering over the Arabian Sea wishing you a good night sleep”

EXECUTIVE SUITE ROOMS

“For the business class who love the golden sunrise with a warm coffee or Tea. A perfect blend of the lush green, the Golden Sky and the Blue Sea refreshes your soul”

ROYAL SUITE

“An Ultimate Luxury Suite for the Elite Class to relax. It offers a Panoramic View of Arabian Sea, Seaport, Lighthouse and Harbor. Live like a King”

HONEYMOON SUITE

“With elegant circular bed and hedonistic bathroom, this suite truly brings both the sweetness of honey and the pleasantness of the moon into a relationship. Its romantic ambience is evenly supplemented with all the modern amenities to make a couple’s stay the most cherished one. Enjoy the sunrise and sunset from your room”.

What is the tourism potential of hotel/resort location

K Sreekumar: Kollam is an emporium of international trade in the Old World, a land extolled by Marco Polo and Ibn Batuta, Quilon or Kollam as it is known today, is much more than just a land. A destination whose sands are sodden with adventures and legacies waiting to be explored, Kollam has had a strong history of commerce since the days of the Phoenicians and Romans. Rich with tales of a bygone era of the Dutch, Portuguese and British, Kollam is today the heart of the country’s cashew trading and processing industry and the Ashtamudi Lake here is the gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala. To the north of Thiruvananthapuram comes the district of Kollam. It was formerly a renowned trading point for spice. The district is a leading center for fishing in Kerala and is home to the largest fresh water lake in Kerala – Sasthamcotta. A boat cruise starting from the Ashtamudi backwaters in Kollam to backwater networks in the adjoining district of Alappuzha and further is a delightful experience.

Kollam is also know for Lakes, Beaches, Backwaters, Villages, Hill stations, Waterfalls, Ecotourism Zones, Dams, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Sea Ports, Fishing Ports, Art Forms etc

What is the mice potential of hotel?

Renjith Sreekumar: The Quilon Beach Hotel & Convention Centre is the first 5 star deluxe hotel in Kollam, Kerala. It was established in the year 2004 by K. Sreekumar with the vision of developing MICE Tourism in Kerala. During that time, Kerala tourism did mainly focus on leisure tourism segment and Kollam was a very underdeveloped city with less priority to tourism. Realizing the importance and potential of MICE Tourism in Kerala, he did come up with the idea of developing a 5 star hotel with a convention Centre facility in Kollam, Kerala. Though the idea was seen as a high investment risk by many experts but it did revolutionise MICE in Kollam and Kerala. Many new convention centres and hotels were established in a short span of time. Kollam did host many major MICE events in short span of time. Consistent and Restless effort from us did pave way for infrastructure and tourism development in Kollam. As a result of it The Sea Port in Kollam was established by the state government and Kollam was declared as a tourism destination. Development of MICE tourism in Kollam has created thousands of jobs in a short span of few years. It has also contributed in large to the economy. We have been marketing Kollam as a destination for the past 10 years in all major travel-trade fairs in India and abroad. There has been a major increase in the flow of tourist

HOLD A BOARD meeting on a houseboat, brainstorm in a tree house or craft corporate strategy on an island in the backwaters. Let your business bloom in God’s Own Country. Corporate warriors looking for out of the ordinary experiences while on a `working vacation’ now have a lot to choose from Kollam’s platter. That’s what the recently unveiled integrated communication campaign from Kollam Tourism seeks to convey. Organising business meetings and conferences of any magnitude and scale is passé. Instead, where it is going to be held has gained importance over the years, since it has been found that the ambience does play a vital role in providing the right kind of inspiration for the participants and also to ensure productive sessions. Kollam is fast emerging as a MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) destination. With a fine mélange of culture and natural settings, Kollam also offers state-of-the-art technology for business meetings, conferences and exhibitions to match global standards. Amidst ravishing backwater settings, series of breathtaking tropical beaches, mist-laden, plantation hills and cities that host leading names in star hotel business; all provide some of the best venues for fabulous MICE experience in Kollam. Kollam has well equipped hotels and resorts with enough inventories to host MICE Tourism. It has a seaport within the city that can handle huge cruise ships with ease. And to top this, is the people factor! The local people are a cheerful lot, always willing to extend a helping hand.

What are your major expansion plans forward? 

K Sreekumar: Company plans to expand and venture into smart budget hotels in major cities/ Destinations in India as we see more demand for the same in near future. We also wish to focus more on MICE and Corporate segment of the tourism market.

Testimonials  

 Quilon Beach Hotel has been our first choice venue for events and conferences for the past 9 years. – K.S Sasikumar ( Rotary Club Governor )

Quilon Management Association and Kerala Management association has been associating with Quilon Beach Hotel for many years now. We have had great service from the end of the hotel.  –  Mr. Rajendraprasad ( President – Quilon Management Association )

Majority of the medical conferences are hosted at The Quilon Beach Hotel due to their excellent service and support. – Dr. Biju Nelson ( Secretary, Indian Medical Association – Kollam )

First Choice Venue for hosting conferences in Kerala – Dr. Biju Kumar ( Vice President, Indian Dental Association – Kerala )

 

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