The Port Hotel at Waltair is a 31 room boutique hotel in Visakhapatnam and is conceived as an homage to the port
city. Most noticeably the facade of the building has been imagined as a stack of shipping containers, reminiscent
of similar sights in the docks in the region.
Situated in a busy and vibrant part of town, the hotel is conceived as a ‘museum to shipping and naval architecture’. On stepping inside, the guest is surrounded by carefully curated objects, art and maps that speak of the region. Old naval architectural drawings have been re-imagined and presented as art and these line the common areas in the hotel. The rooms are vibrant and cheerful, and provide the guests with all amenities to make for a comfortable stay.
The hotel is aimed at providing a comfortable yet stimulating experience for young travellers, both for business and pleasure. Even the menu at the all day restaurant Pier 57 carries carefully curated ‘signature’ Port Hotel dishes. The all-day restaurant is at the heart of the experience, and doubles as a place for hotel guests to meet and spend time. Free wi-fi is provided throughout the property, and the hotel is a perfect venue to hold casual meetings and get some work done.
Over time this hotel will serve to be an icon for the locality with its very recognizable facade.