Purity is part of the Malabar Escapes chain of hotels, a clutch of small boutique hotels with ‘art’ and authentic Kerala experience at their core. As with all Malabar Escapes boutique hotels, there is great stress on the quality of service and innovation with their cuisine offerings. The central courtyard that is the crux of property, is the breakfast area and leads towards the rooms and suites, and out to the lake. The rooms and suites at Purity afford lightness and intrigue, at once making for pleasing and comfortable spaces. Towards the lake, Purity stands away to allow a wide tropical garden, a ‘Nandi’ gazes contentedly at the lake, and around are trees that frame an open columned pavilion perfect to exchange wedding vows or to stage a performance of music or dance. Further along closer to the lakeside is a setting perfect for dining under the stars. A swimming pool almost close to the lake’s edge creates an illusion of being afloat in the lake.
The art principle unique to Malabar Escapes is evident in the way the resort is designed with clean arches, colour, columns, antiques, furniture, windows and doorways. Purity is a curious mixture of an old bungalow with an annex attached with reverence to the original style. Windows, columns, and doorways add interesting details while a dash of colour here and there sets the mood that highlights the use of the space.