US hotel management company to manage Khyber Mountain Resort in Gulmarg


Arlington, Va, Mar 29: Interstate Hotels & Resorts, a US-based global hotel management company, today announced that JHM Interstate Hotels India (a joint venture between Interstate Hotels & Resorts and JHM Hotels) has signed a contract to manage the 85-room Khyber Mountain Resort and Spa in Kashmir, India.
 The all-season resort, located at the foot of the Himalayas, is being developed by Pinnacle Resorts Pvt. Ltd., and is anticipated to open this winter.
 “This management agreement represents our seventh signed hotel in India and we are delighted to be selected as the operator of this world-class resort for a new owner,” said Jim Abrahamson, Interstate’s chief executive officer.
 “Khyber Mountain Resort and Spa, situated at the foot of the Himalayas in Gulmarg, a well-known ski destination in Asia, will be a high-quality, resort that will take full advantage of its prime location year-round.”
  “This will be the first major high end address in Gulmarg and will require a great deal of attention to detail,” said Umar Tramboo of Khyber.
 “Interstate has a substantial history managing resort properties and is very familiar with this business model and its unique needs and requirements. We look forward to working with them and building a relationship together,” he said.
 Khyber Mountain Resort and Spa is located in the renowned resort area of Gulmarg in Kashmir, regarded as one of the best year-round tourist destinations in India and was recently rated one of the top five ski destinations in Asia by CNN.
 The resort is ideally situated next to the world-famous Gulmarg Gondola and will be the closest hotel to the gondola in the area.
 At 13,000 feet, the gondola is the highest ski lift in the world, carrying up to 600 skiers per hour up to the ninth highest peak of the Himalayan Mountain Range.
 Khyber Mountain Resort and Spa will offer a host of spring and summer activities including mountain hiking, gondola rides, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking, rock climbing, trout fishing, white water rafting, parasailing, hang gliding, photography safaris, and jeep excursions.

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