Minor Hotel Group has revealed plans for Oaks Bodhgaya in India, in partnership with GP Group and Top Travel & Tours, which is slated to open in Q4 of 2016.
Oaks Bodhgaya is in the final stages of development and the first phase of the property will comprise of 78 keys, a restaurant, a conference hall, a terrace with meditation area and landscaped gardens.
The second phase of the property is also under development and will add an additional 60 keys.
Located in the state of Bihar in the country’s north east, Bodhgaya is a key religious site and place of pilgrimage. The Mahabodhi Temple is located in this destination, which is home to the famous Bodhi Tree where Buddha is said to have obtained enlightenment. The temple became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002.
Enthusing on this exciting development was CEO, Minor Hotel Group, Dillip Rajakarier: “Hot on the heels of our first Oaks India announcement earlier this year, we are thrilled to be bringing the Oaks brand to Bodhgaya. Religious tourism is a huge market and represents a great opportunity and Oaks Bodhgaya will be well placed to capitalise on this when it becomes the first Oaks in India upon opening towards the end of the year. We are pleased to be partnering with GP Group and look forward to working closely with the team to bring this new hotel to the market.”