Orange County announces the opening of Orange County, Kabini

September 27, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd., a brand symbolic of luxury resorts in India, today set another benchmark in luxury by announcing the opening of its new luxury resort, Orange County, Kabini. Retaining Orange County’s values of respect for the purity of nature and culture of the land, this resort, inspired in design by the mud-walled Hadis (Village) of the Kadu Kurubas, is built on the banks of the Kabini River, in the land of the Kadu kuruba tribe of Nagarhole forest in Karnataka, India.

The property is spread across 20-acres of land and has been built in 16 months, with an investment of Rs. 20 crores (US $ 5 million). Truly tribal in character, the cottages have been built using a high degree of local environment friendly material, to blend-in with the surroundings.

Orange County - Kabini offers two kinds of tribal themed suites, 26 Jacuzzi Huts and 8 Pool Huts. Both feature a spacious bedroom, en-suite bathroom, a separate living room and two sit outs designed in the inimitable style of the Hadis (Kadu kuruba homes). Private Pool huts – offer a private space of 2332 sqft, inclusive of a private pool with a built in Jacuzzi in an open-to-sky courtyard. Jacuzzi huts – offer the finest comforts in 1233 sqft of private space. They come with a private Jacuzzi in an open–to–sky courtyard. The comforts and conveniences provided help in enjoying very luxurious live-in experience.

“Our resort at Kabini is our second offering to our patrons. With this, we have once again accomplished our motto of developing luxury without disturbing the nature and maintaining its sanctity”, said Mr. Abe T. Ramapuram, Vice Chairman, Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd. He further added, “Keeping with the brand’s key values of eco-sensitivity, plastic mineral water bottles are discouraged at the resort. A Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant, installed in each room, provides 100% safe drinking water while reducing the negative impact of over 50,000 plastic bottles every year. State of the art sewage treatment plant, with an output of stream water standards, ensures least impact on the environment. A dedicated windmill at a cost of Rs. 3.2 crores ensures that our resort uses clean environment friendly power”.
About Orange County, Kabini
The resort is surrounded on two sides by Kabini River. The resort is in line with the Kuruba Village theme. Hence the décor is in line with the atmosphere. The palm thatched mud-style huts are well complemented by the comforts of modern day air conditioning, lamp shades made of dried bottle gourd, light up the thoughtfully laid out interiors of the huts. In addition, a village well and a haystack add to the distinctive village flavor.

About Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd.
“Orange County” is a brand name created by Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd., which is a Public Limited Company and part of the Ramapuram Group. In the year 1994, the company had launched its first luxury resort, Orange County Resort - Coorg, a holiday resort targeted at the discerning traveler. In the year 2000, the Resort added a state-of-the-art "Ayurveda Village", a beautiful Ayurveda center in ethnic Kodava architecture, to its facilities. From the days of its Founder (a lawyer and a planter) and spanning three generations, The Ramapuram Group has built up a strong reputation for ethical business practices and uncompromising values. Today, the group has over Rs. 100 crores in net assets. The Ramapuram family has a rich tradition of accomplished personalities such as the first Speaker of the Kerala State Assembly, a Director of Medical Health of Southern India, a Chief of Medical Division of the Indian Army, a Vice Chancellor of The Mahatma Gandhi University (Kerala), apart from one of the earliest accomplished professional planters of that time.

Some salient awards and recognition captured by this group and its resorts:
Orange County, Coorg has been widely covered by the national and international media including the TIME magazine, Conde Nast Traveller and more.
The Resort Condominiums International has bestowed the award of "Resort of International Distinction", for five consecutive years, a feat achieved by no other resort in India.
Every year from 2002, the resort at Coorg has consistently achieved the "RCI Gold Crown Award", RCI's highest accolade for surpassing international standards of excellence in Resort Quality and Hospitality.

Media Relations
Rashika Jindal
Pragma Communication
+91 9900 128128 / +91 80 4153 4520