The core team spearheaded the re-imagination of Coorg, with friends of Vivanta, breathing life and experiences into Vivanta – Madikeri. A “whole new twist” to the land of coffee, cardamoms and colonels was created with a private museum, a private label adventure outfit, a 3000 sq feet pottery studio, foresty cocktails, farm to table elements, quirky dining experiences, a fresh narrative with a historian, bird watching experience, a little book of 21, a soundtrack with Grammy winners Deep Forest & Rahul Sharma, skilled photography, inventive digital plugs and a clutter breaking “Secrets of a rainforest” global campaign.

The resort went onto win 11 coveted awards (Vanity Fair, Tatler, Elle, Conde Nast, Travel & Leisure, Tripadvisor), record ADRs and massive critical acclaim. Was hailed by Mary Gostelow as one of the world’s 10 best addresses and by Victoria Mather Vanity Fair 2014 as “the best revelation”.