Home-away-from-home model offers hotels a sliver of hope amid Covid crisis

A compulsive traveller, Gaurav Saraf, managing director of Square Foot, a Bengaluru-based flooring company, had tired of being cooped up at home for five months. But he didn’t want to risk a holiday where he and his family would have to stay in a hotel. “Hotels have too many touchpoints,” he says. But he also needed to get out of home. So he booked a trip to the Cottabetta Bungalow in Coorg, which was once owned and run by Tata Coffee and is now part of amã Stays & Trails, the brand under which IHCL runs its homestays.  A picture-perfect drive led the .....

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