Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya (which quite literally means ‘Abode of the Clouds’) is picture-postcard pretty. Enveloped by gardens and parks, surrounded by forests, awash in cascading waterfalls, and blessed with the gifts of nature and wonderful weather, Shillong is one of the most pristine and unspoilt destinations in the country. Punctuated by white church spires, meandering pathways and eclectic bazaars, and home to friendly and creative locals, Shillong is your pit stop to the best and the brightest of Meghalaya. It is also the gateway to some of India’s finest trekking trails, glamping destinations, nature walks and music festivals. And Vivanta Meghalaya, Shillong, puts you in the heart of all the action. As the first bona fide luxury establishment in the music capital of the country, Vivanta Meghalaya Shillong promises you the best of everything and more.
Our 87 thoughtfully designed rooms and 14 spacious suites will ensconce you in comfort, whether you are in town to revel in some of the most rousing rock shows in the country or for business or to experience Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom or to explore the pine-scented environs.
Environs that are reflected in the choice of materials that have been liberally used across the Hotel like timber and Cherra stone (that gives Cherrapunji its name).
The pine forests of the region are echoed in the hotels vertical linear elements while Meghalaya’s rolling hills are reflected in the central atrium’s screen design. A glass pyramid crowns the atrium creating a window to misty mornings and starry, starry nights.
The plush carpets that connect the rooms evoke a walk across the green hills of Shillong. The cloudy skies of Meghalaya, on the other hand, are mirrored in the water drop swirls of the carpets in the ballroom and the cloud-shaped decorative lights that sparkle like stars in the sky, adding an ethereal touch.
The Vivanta vibe also comes alive in Mynt, our all-day restaurant, which celebrates the spices and flavours of the North East, while also serving up popular classics and global favourites (let’s call them our Greatest Hits since we are in a city that takes its music very seriously).
We like to think of Vivanta Meghalaya, Shillong as a hill song (which by the way is also an anagram of Shillong).
Cocoon yourself in our superior rooms to discover the warm heart of Shillong. These rooms offer the perfect harmony of comfort and aesthetics. The interiors blend contemporary and modern furniture with the cultural charms of Meghalaya, one of the Seven Sisters of North-East India.
Embellished with alcove seating, these deluxe rooms with king-size beds are perfect for couples. Sharing a morning cuppa with your partner as you relax in the alcove seats while you take in charming views of the city is what memories are made of. The king-size bed apart, other amenities include luxurious bath fittings with all the usual comforts, making for a truly relaxing stay.
The perfect end to a hectic day of business meetings or nature treks or sightseeing is a room that allows you to relax, recline and reflect. A room that makes whatever little time you choose to spend indoors as fulfilling as the hours you spend outdoors. Our well-appointed Premium Rooms, embellished with local crafts that reflect the rich tradition of Meghalaya, are kitted with a king-size bed, luxurious bath amenities and all the usual comforts, making it the perfect modern abode for the globe-trotter.
Handicrafts made from cane and bamboo, artefacts carved out of wood and intricately woven mats are as proudly showcased in the markets of Shillong as they are in our Deluxe Suites. These spacious suites have a separate living room, dining area, work area and bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Elegantly designed with a decor that highlights Meghalayan culture, the suite’s other distinctive details include smart lighting fixtures, alcove sofa seating and stylish timber wood flooring. Letting you enjoy every comfort in languid luxury.
This lavish suite is for families and travellers who enjoy the luxury of space and don’t like to be hemmed in. Encompassing generous dimensions, this airy suite is stylish, spacious and contemporary with a separate living room, dining area, work area and bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Elegantly designed with a decor that highlights Meghalayan culture, this suite’s other distinctive details include smart lighting fixtures, stylish timber wood flooring and alcove sofa seating where guests can relax and admire splendid city views from.