V Resorts announced the launch of V resorts Black – their signature escapes with luxury properties with the launch of Queen Meadows Ranikhet, an eco-resort, with villas inspired by provincial homes that promise a pristine Kumaon experience. The stone and wood villas are made from old-world British barracks and have an expansive views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges.
To begin with, the collection will feature four properties, one each in Sariska, Ranikhet, Ranakpur and Pench, each providing a luxurious hideaway in pristine surroundings, along with authentic food & beverage experiences and impeccable service. From enchanting lakes, vineyard tours, quiet spas, interpretive wildlife to luminous turn-of-the-century palaces, V Resorts invites you to experience distinctiveness with the ‘V Resorts Black’ collection of resorts. The BLACK collection has exclusive resorts all offering a distinct experience in scenic locations, away from the din of the city. Personalised attention, intense local experiences, plush accommodation, curated holiday, comfortable and customised stay, the resorts in this collection promise all of this.
The properties are ingeniously designed to blend with the environment, the buildings aesthetically sculpted to fit the natural contours of the hills or plains. Some resorts are built using reclaimed wood and stone from old dilapidated British Era barracks, while others are built around the forest areas to accommodate the existing foliage.
Each experience is curated to delight the guests – from bush dinners by lanterns in the wildlife reserves, to breakfasts served on private decks overlooking a quiet stream. The guests are escorted through their journey by a private butler, dedicated to serve them during the course of their stay.
The local chefs prepare food inspired by traditional cuisines – Jungli Maas or a Rathathani Ker Sangri, Grilled Rainbow trout in Manali, Bhang ki chutney / Aloo ka gutka in Uttarakhand, Lobsters Kohlapuri in Maharasthra and many more. Each meal can be experienced under the stars, or while picnicking amidst vineyards, pine forests and the like.
Entrenched within the concept of ‘local experiences’ the Black collection of resorts also houses beautifully crafted local products made by the village artisans – hand knit woolens from ‘Umang’- an all women’s initiative, beauty products from ‘SOS Organics’ and homemade jams, herbs and other delectable’s from V Resorts very own Old Forest.