The Malabar House boutique heritage hotel brings alive the different vignettes of Fort Kochi’s history with a distinct artistic flair. This is the ideal base for history buffs and those looking for historic style, peace and Keralan culture amidst the bustle of Fort Kochi. With superbly crafted rooms and corners, it is like walking into a carefully curated art gallery. Antique and contemporary art and décor sits with each other in harmony. The architectural style draws from modern solutions but is inherently embedded in the traditional Keralan style; wood and natural stone are dominant materials that make the ambience earthy. From the rooms, dining experiences, Ayurveda and exploration of Fort Kochi, The Malabar House is the perfect base for an immersive holiday.
The Malabar House is the flagship hotel of Malabar Escapes group, and Joerg and Txuku’s dream project. After a holiday in Kerala in the early nineties, they decided to make India their home, and The Malabar House is clearly the drawing board. Designed and detailed to the last order, continuously evolving, at once homelike, intimate, stylish, Malabar House creates stunning visuals around you. And no doubt an Instagrammer’s paradise! Every frame around the hotel including the way the food is curated is a perfect frame – colour, depth, detail and a tiny bit of the inexplicable that speaks to its audience individually. So while one may be taken in by the startling red of a wall, an arch and a weathered wooden door, someone else could be blown away by the installation at the entrance foyer – a globe (an installation by Joerg) that hangs suspended close to a granite spiral stairway.