Kairali Ayurvedic Group to set up four Spa Training Institutes
Kairali Ayurvedic Group, a Kerala Ayurvedic brand which is into manufacturing and marketing Ayurvedic products, plans to establish four Spa training institutes in India. According to Abhilash KR, Director, Kairali Ayurvedic Group these institutes will be set up in Delhi, North East of India, and Kerala. The plan is to impart training for at least 500 students in Ayurvedic spa therapies and yoga. The first of the four institutes will be up and running in the third quarter of 2014 in Delhi, he said.
“The focus of the group in the last two years has been on backward integration so that we can maintain quality at every level. We have established our fourth manufacturing facility in Pollachi, and Spa institutes are part of this strategy,” he said. Kairali Group currently run training courses from their award winning healing centre – The Ayurveda Healing Village – in Palakkad in Kerala. “We do training in a small way now. Now, we want to scale it up and train more people. Trained manpower is vital to our own future growth,” Abhilash said. Without revealing the partner, Abhilash said that the Group has tied up with a “big firm” for this. “Infrastructure for Delhi and Kerala centres are ready. We have already finalized the syllabus for the courses and also received the government accreditation,” he said.
Kairali Ayurvedic Group has four business verticals – Retreats & Resorts; Ayurvedic Treatment Centres; Ayurvedic Products, and Training Institutes. As part of expanding their footprint in the hospitality sector, Abhilash said that the Group will be launching Ayurvedic Hotel Amenities, and are talks with large chain of hotels to manage their hotel amenities and ayurvedic centres.
Kairali currently manages hotel spas at number of places. The group manages the Spa at Westin Hotel Gurgaon and Sohna. The Group has recently signed an agreement with Amritara Resorts to manage Spas at all their 18 properties. Similarly, they have also tied up with Gloria Hotels in Dubai to manage Spas in their hotels.