As the heritage wing of the Palm Beach Hotel in Vishakhapatnam, The Andhra Art & Craft Hotel showcases the deep-rooted artistic essence of the state of Andhra Pradesh and aims to create a uniquely memorable hospitality experience for its guests. By purposefully using an assemblage of traditional and modern handicrafts in its interiors, it not only pays tribute to the cultural heritage of one of India’s magnificent states but also preserves the legacy of its artisans. The Andhra Arts and Crafts Hotel has been conceptualized and designed by Le Sutra as its third landmark project. The other two being the world’s first Indian Art Hotel and Tribal Art Homes, both of which are in suburban Mumbai and recognized for tastefully projecting and elevating the myriad art forms interspersed in India’s several thousand years old spiritual history. Around 70 sculptures and 50 artworks (paintings & murals) weave the narrative of Andhra’s arts and crafts within the passages, corridors and residential areas of the hotel. We proudly present to you, the world’s first craft hotel - The Andhra Art & Craft Hotel.
The fresh art is site-specific to the theme of the hotel and has four ‘concept rooms’. This is the first time that Tholu Bommalata or leather shadow puppetry, Budithi Brasswork, Kalamkari pen art and Etikoppaka toys have been used together to create an evolved aesthetic expression that is befitting of a setting in which hotel guests can be comfortably and leisurely introduced to these fascinating crafts. Since each artifact snugly tells a story of beauty, dignity, form, style and aesthetics, the hotel weaves a quaint tale of Andhra’s history.
Our seaside resort is a tribute to the artisans of this region who populate its spirit in obvious and subtle ways. Our interiors echo their craft in style and character. Works of Art and Craft are dotted throughout the property and the rooms are filled with colourful and eclectic pieces by artists. Each of the twenty-four exquisite Art and Craft rooms in The Andhra Art & Craft Hotel are effortlessly designed to carry a balance of comfort and sophistication. Like our other properties, the ethos is the same - to passionately and authentically mix old with new and create an artistic approach to luxury hospitality.