This new Kochi hotel is all about contemporary Kerala cuisine and art-filled rooms – Cond Nast Traveller India

Posted By on December 14, 2021

(Aah) is the hotel's fine-dining restaurant specialising in contemporary Kerala cuisine: think tempered snake gourd stuffed with curd rice and seasoned with dried curry leaf chutney powder and sliders of steamed rice cakes ensconcing pulled duck roast or banana blossom roast. The name nods to the first letter (and sound) in Malayalam, indicating perhaps, that in these parts too, everything begins and ends with food.

The roomsthree of which come with bathtubsare positioned as galleries, given the hotels art influence, put together by architect Tony Joseph and curated by Bose Krishnamachari. Art lovers will enjoy a stop at the hotels boutique store Panchaloham, which will have rare, heritage and antique jewellery that showcase Indian craftsmanship.

The Postcard Mandalay Hall is perfectly placed for visitors to the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, and is geared to be an art destination in itself, as a community hub for artists, musicians and authors through the year. We see it develop into a cultural centre piece that will celebrate the history of the Mattancherry area and Jewish synagogue, says Chopra. The hotel is showing the first exhibition of artist Raju Baraiya, named emerging artist of the year by Glenfiddich, until 12 January 2022.

The Postcard Mandalay Hall VI/193, Synagogue Ln, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002. Website; doubles from Rs18,000-22,000.

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