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With its abundant land resources, Calicut beckons travellers across the world to reach its magnificent shores and embark on a voyage of excitement. It is here in this glorious land that Hotel Maharani has unleashed its golden aura. Easily accessible at any point of time by any means of transportation, the warmth of the welcome and the contemporary air it exudes, make it the perfect place to step out the formals, slip on those sandals and lounge in the sheer comfort of home.

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This firm owns two plantations, viz., Kottamalai and Bonami in the Idukki district of Kerala. Covering an area of 3000 acres, these plantations produce 1.6 million kgs of Tea and 15000 kgs of Cardamom. The Tea leaves are processed in the Company’s factories.


The group has well organized trading and division handled by Michael’s Tea Pvt Limited. The division internationally markets tea and spices like cardamom. The exports are mainly to Russia, U.A.E, Poland, Australia, U.K and U.S.A. Within India the company has successfully promoted tea and spices under the brand “Michael’s”


Originally established by the European planters early this century in Idukki District, these plantations cover an area of 450 acres and produce 20 tonnes cardamom and 40 tonnes of coffee. The estates have also have a latent wealth of precious standing trees.


The group owns and manages a well-established chain of hotels in Kerala. The existing chain includes the Maharani Hotel in Calicut and Michael’s Inn Thekkady.

Managing Director
Shri. Kunju Michael, aged 54 years is the younger son of the late Joseph Michael., Kunju Michael is the in charge of the hospitality division of the group, Mr. Kunju Michael has been in the business for more than 26 years now. He is largely responsible for the group’s steady progressing the hospitality business. Mr. Kunju Michael also fosters the agri-business of the company and personally manages the group’s estates at Marcara.
Shri. Thomas Michael, aged 69 years, is the senior partner and guiding visionary of the Group. A Law graduate, Mr. Thomas Michael has been in business for more than 32 years . He has steered the group through its formative period and after the demise of his father has been at the forefront of the operations through out the growth phase. A source of inspiration to his younger brothers he continues to be the guiding force of the group.
Shri. Reji Michael, aged 62 years is the son of late Joseph Michael. He is the Operations Officer of this Group. In the business for two decades now, Mr. Reji Michael is responsible for the group operations, business policy and corporate planning, new projects and human resource management. His relationship management and people management skills have developed him to be the goodwill ambassador of the Group.

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