The launch of the 3-star AJ GRAND HOTEL adds a feather to the tourism sector of Cap of City

Launch of 3 star AJ GRAND HOTEL in Karangalpady near Bunts Hostel Circle, Mangaluru adds a feather in the tourism sector of Cap of City

Mangaluru: In Mangaluru, the future coastal city of India, where tourism has become one of the important and major sources of income, and hence is considered as a separate industry in the current economy. It includes activities that together form one of the fastest growing international sectors. Tourism can be internal to the country of the traveler or even international. Smart cities like Mangaluru focus on their most pressing needs and the best opportunities to improve lives. They are using a range of approaches – digital and information technologies, urban planning best practices, public-private partnership and policy change – to make a difference.

They always put people first. Mangaluru is one of the cities selected for the Smart City Plan along with three other cities in Karnataka. Being a historically significant place, Mangaluru is one of the famous tourist attractions of Karnataka. Mangaluru lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. Today, the city of blues and greens is the subject of the Smart City program comprising the improvement of the economy and employment by promoting affordable, autonomous and adequate infrastructure, maintenance, heritage conservation culture and professionalism in quality services.

Today, tourism is one of the main sources of income and affects the economies of both home and host countries. India’s tourism industry has gained momentum through a new and fresh concept named Smart City Project by the Indian government. And Mangaluru, selected as one of the smart cities, focused on the most pressing needs and the greatest opportunities to improve lives. And with Mangaluru being diverse in its people, culture and location, tourism is an industry that clamors for attention and has the maximum potential for growth in the years to come.

And while Mangaluru needs something that can support its tourism industry, here we have a 3 star hotel named AJ GRAND HOTEL in Karangalpady, Mangaluru catering to the needs of visitors to this beautiful coastal city, located in the heart of the city, Karangalpady which is one of the hubs for business, education and health. And no doubt that AJ Grand Hotel will provide divine comfort, exquisitely sumptuous accommodations will be ONE of the BEST STAR HOTELS in Mangaluru.

Well-appointed guest rooms feature the finest amenities and luxurious features to make everyone’s stay at this new hotel in town as comfortable as possible. Each of the 68 rooms and 6 suites is impeccably designed with the richest decor and furnishings, keeping in mind the mood and ambiance it generates in the minds of valued guests who check in . From the selection of tiles, finishes, furnishings, fixtures, locations, to the most convenient and up-to-date amenities at your fingertips – the hotel has meticulously planned the details down to the smallest detail. Every moment you spend here will be memorable – that’s why the promoters/owners of this hotel have made it all possible, just for you.

The launch of this prestigious and chic hotel took place on September 1, 2022, which was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, joined by other dignitaries. Hotel Information The document and CD were released by District Minister in charge Sunil Kumar; The inauguration of “DIAMOND” – the banquet hall was carried out by MP Vedavyas Kamath; The launch of the website and the inauguration of ‘ZEST’ – the health club and spa was carried out by the Mayor of the city Premanand Shetty; The inauguration of the building was done by Darshan Thoogudeepa, the tough star of Kannada Movies.

The unveiling of the HOTEL LOGO was done by Rajkiran Rai G-the Managing Director of the National Infrastructure and Development Finance Bank; Inauguration of ‘ORNATE’ – another banquet hall was made by Prajwal Devaraj – the famous Kannada Cine Star; The inauguration of ‘The GRAND KITCHEN’, the multi-cuisine restaurant, was carried out by Dr. BR Shetty, an icon and an entrepreneur in the UAE; and the inauguration of ‘GRAND MADHUVAN NX’ – a pure vegetarian restaurant was carried out by the lawyer Vinay Raj – the regional director of the MCC.

And the inauguration was honored by Dr. AJ Shetty and Smt Sharadha J Shetty – the Managing Directors; Prashanth Shetty and Mrs. Ashritha P Shetty; Dr. Amitha Marla and Dr. Prashanth Marla; Ms. Vinutha R Shetty and Ranga B Shetty, all managers of the AJ Grand Hotel. During the official function, the General Manager, Dr. AJ Shetty, introduced the hotel and expressed his deep appreciation to everyone who supported him and made the business possible. Cine Star Darshan, who is a close friend of the Shetty family, said it was an honor for him to be part of the inauguration ceremony.

Rajkiran Rai G, also speaking on the occasion, said it was a pleasure to extend financial support to the hotel from the National Infrastructure and Development Finance Bank, and ended in saying “Whatever project Dr. Aj Shetty undertakes ends up a BIG success, and no doubt this AJ Grand Hotel will also be a BIG”. MPP Vedavyas Kamath said, “This grand hotel is undoubtedly a new gift for the tourism industry in the city. Dr. AJ Shetty has contributed a lot to the development of Mangaluru through his projects, whether in the medical field, engineering, hospitality, business management, etc. A down-to-earth man, he won the hearts of citizens through his structures/projects, providing employment for thousands of people.

MCC Mayor Premanand Shetty said that having known Dr. AJ Shetty for 30 years while pursuing his CA studies, AJ Shetty was a role model, and it was an honor to honor the inauguration of this unique and beautiful hotel. Entrepreneur Dr BR Shetty said that, born and raised together, it was a proud moment for him that his friend Dr AJ Shetty had reached greater heights with his projects and would go on to do other great structures in the future. “I urge the MCC to give part of Sulthan Bathery to Dr AJ Shetty, and he will turn it into a goldmine, added Dr BR Shetty. Lawyer Vinay Raj, speaking on the occasion, commended Dr AJ Shetty for making a difference in the development of the city in the fields of medicine, engineering, business management, hotel management, etc.

Chief Engineer Chethan Kamath and Architect Kishore Kumar Dandekeri were both praised for their wonderful ideas and dedicated work to complete the hotel to its highest standards. The inauguration ceremony was professionally and eloquently hosted by Udayavani’s retired senior journalist Manohar Prasad.

AJ GRAND HOTEL has set the bar high with Kerala-style rooms featuring sumptuous beds, bespoke furnishings and superb bathrooms, offering everything guests need at their fingertips. Fusion Style beautifully blends the timelessness of classic themes with the crisp, clean lines of contemporary design; Moroccan style, fully decorated in traditional Moroccan style, experience a sense of fullness and serenity; Rajasthani style, with quiet cream-coloured rooms, this is a peaceful oasis in which to relax and rejuvenate; English style, enhanced by sophisticated decor and beds draped in luxury linens, these English style rooms guarantee a relaxing stay.

The hotel is a six plus ground floor hotel with 66 rooms with an expansive double height lobby with reception and ample guest waiting area. The travel desk, banquet reservation and sales desk are also part of the lobby. A well-designed hallway from the main lobby leads to the elevator lobby, 24-hour cafe, restaurants and restrooms. A separate entrance via the aisle is also provided for banquet guests.

Restaurant GRAND MADHUVAN Nx-Veg:

Grand Madhuvan Nx, is a pure vegetarian restaurant adjacent to the lobby which is designed with a tropical interior theme and has its exclusive vegetarian cuisine serving delicacies from South and North India, Chinese cuisine as well as local cuisines.

LA GRANDE CUISINE – Multi-cuisine restaurant:

The Grand Kitchen is a multi-cuisine restaurant also located on the ground floor and designed in a rustic contemporary style with ample seating. It has a buffet section, live cooking counters and a dedicated kitchen. The restaurant serves Indian, Pan-Asian, Italian and Continental dishes.


There are two large banquet halls on the property-THE ORNATE and THE DIAMOND with 300 seats each located on the 2nd and 4th floor respectively. Both banquets were uniquely designed with high ceilings, ample ambient lighting, a stage, dedicated pre-function area and buffet sections. The banquets were equipped with high quality audio and visual facilities.

THE ZEST-Health Club and Spa:

The ZEST-Health Club and Spa is located on the first floor of the property. The property has a unisex lounge, gymnasium, spa and treatment rooms. A bridal makeup room, ladies’ and gents’ steam rooms, and dedicated changing rooms and showers are additional facilities.

THE ROOM- Conference room:

The bedroom-conference room is located on the first floor of the property. The House is an ideal place for business meetings, up to 25-30 people with all audiovisual facilities.


The hotel has 68 rooms including 5 suites. There are 63 rooms which are of 3 types and have their unique design, decor, lighting and color combinations. They include a combination of king size rooms, twin rooms and some connecting rooms. Each of the 5 suites is entirely designed on thematic concepts like Kerala, Rajasthani, Moroccan, English and Fusion styles. Each room has central air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and an electronic safe. Coffee/tea machines, 24 hours in the dining room; Laundry service, mini-bar and doctor on call.


The swimming pool is located at the back of the main hotel building. It includes a large infinity pool with aesthetic features, a children’s pool, a small gathering area and all related facilities.

In addition to the above, AJ GRAND HOTEL has ample basement parking, state-of-the-art back office, laundry, store and water filtration system. There is also a 24-hour COFFEE SHOP and MIXX – a lounge bar which will open very soon.


Call: 0824-286 2400; 9108442484
Email: [email protected]
Address: Karangalpady, near Bunts Inn Circle, Mangaluru-575003

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