This boutique property by Bloom Hotels in Kochi makes for a serene, coastal getaway
MAR 29, 2020 | By Sakshi Rai
Overlooking the pristine backwaters flowing into the Arabian Sea on one side, bloom Boutique | The Waterfront Granary in Kochi is an architectural archive of its region and residents alike. The hotel, originally an 1877 granary and then a godown for ayurvedic herbs, was fashioned into a museum resort by the Ebrahim brothers—Afthab and Arshad. Hailing from the Singeri family of Kutchi Memon descent, the siblings migrated from Gujarat in the early 1800s to set up this space, which exhibits rare photographs and artefects tracing their legacy. The other face of the hotel opens out to the famous Mattancherry bazaar, ushering in fragrant smells and lively buzz from the marketplace. A stone’s throw away from Fort Kochi, the city’s most popular tourist attraction, the property’s prime location ensures it is the epicenter of art, culture and other entertainment.