For Anil, Mahasu House is truly a labour of love. “I bought land in an apple orchard in Mashobra in 2001 to build my dream home. After a lot of search, I settled on architect Duni Chand from Lahaul Spitti, who is known for designing Khat-Kunni (stone and wood) cottages and houses in Manali, to design this home”.
Construction was completed in 2009 but a change of plans had him converting what was meant to be a residence into a hotel. The next few years were spent in making some necessary additions and alterations. Facilities like the club room, gazebo and health club were added and interior work was completed in 2011 with the help of Anil’s friend and architect Sachin Misra from Simla. Mahasu House opened its doors to the world in end 2011.
All staff of Mahasu House are locals from Himachal Pradesh. None of them have a hotel background since they were recruited when the property was envisaged as a home. They have subsequently been trained in-house to ensure warm, efficient and impeccable service and make Mahasu House a true ‘home away from home’.
“We work tirelessly to ensure every stay at Mahasu House is an experience to remember.” says Anil. Being hands-on hotel owners, Anil or his wife Tina meet every guest who stays at Mahasu House and personally supervise all aspects of their stay. “You may sometimes see me teeing off with visiting golf enthusiasts at the Naldehra Golf Club, regaling them with local tales over evening tea or my wife ensuring that ladies and children have a great time on the property.”