ITC to open its ninth property in Gujarat

ITC Narmada, Ahmedabad

ITC, one of India’s leading hospitality groups has begun construction of ITC Narmada in Ahmedabad. It will open doors on December 1, 2020.

The website describes the 5-star hotel as one that will blend culture and history seamlessly with modern design and indulgent facilities.

ITC Narmada will be spread across 55,742 sqm in the Vastrapur area of the city. The site is six kilometres from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport and is within proximity to business districts and government buildings.

ITC’s chief operating officer, Sanjiv Puri says that this will be the “largest and most premium hotel in the state with 300 rooms.”

He adds, “ITC already operates eight hotels in Gujarat under our brand names: WelcomeHotels, WelcomeHeritage and Fortune. This will be our ninth hotel, built over six lakh square feet (55,742 sqm) with an investment of ₹600 crore. We are also planning to open another hotel in Vadodara under the Fortune brand in the near future. With that, ITC will have ten hotels in Gujarat.”

The hospitality group will reveal more details about ITC Narmada and its facilities in the coming months.

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ITC, one of India’s leading hospitality groups has begun construction of ITC Narmada in Ahmedabad. It will open doors on December 1, 2020.

The website describes the 5-star hotel as one that will blend culture and history seamlessly with modern design and indulgent facilities.

ITC Narmada will be spread across 55,742 sqm in the Vastrapur area of the city. The site is six kilometres from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport and is within proximity to business districts and government buildings.

ITC’s chief operating officer, Sanjiv Puri says that this will be the “largest and most premium hotel in the state with 300 rooms.”

He adds, “ITC already operates eight hotels in Gujarat under our brand names: WelcomeHotels, WelcomeHeritage and Fortune. This will be our ninth hotel, built over six lakh square feet (55,742 sqm) with an investment of ₹600 crore. We are also planning to open another hotel in Vadodara under the Fortune brand in the near future. With that, ITC will have ten hotels in Gujarat.”

The hospitality group will reveal more details about ITC Narmada and its facilities in the coming months.

itchotels.in

Hotel packages in India

ITC Mughal Agra

Hotel packages
Quick three-day getaways can be a refreshing change when a long holiday isn’t on the forecast. And if the leaving the city looks unlikely, staycations at a luxury hotel in the hometown could work just as well. Here is a list of offers that give you more for less.

ITC Mughal Agra
This one is a “suite” stay. For the price of ₹45,999 plus taxes per night, one can avail of in-room or buffet breakfast at the coffee shop for two, in-room check-in and check-out facility, butler service, free high speed wifi, use of the boardroom for up to three hours at no additional charge, daily evening cocktails at the hotel’s lounge, early arrival (9am) and late departure (6pm) — subject to availability, and two-way airport transfers. Suite Sojourns is valid from October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

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Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru
Nothing like gastronomic hedonism to bust stress. Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru has launched the Epicurean Bengaluru Package that runs until January 31, 2017. Guests are welcomed with a bottle of Möet & Chandon Champagne on checking into the room. Buffet breakfast for two, tropical fruit basket and jelly-centred macaroons are included in the price of ₹16,494 per night plus taxes. During the stay, Shangri-La offers a “Dine by Design” experience, which is a customised seven- course meal for two where the diners discuss their preferences with the chef. Accompanying the meal are house wines by the glass, domestic beers, standard spirits, cocktails and soft beverages.

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Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru
Nothing like gastronomic hedonism to bust stress. Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru has launched the Epicurean Bengaluru Package that runs until January 31, 2017. Guests are welcomed with a bottle of Möet & Chandon Champagne on checking into the room. Buffet breakfast for two, tropical fruit basket and jelly-centred macaroons are included in the price of ₹16,494 per night plus taxes. During the stay, Shangri-La offers a “Dine by Design” experience, which is a customised seven- course meal for two where the diners discuss their preferences with the chef. Accompanying the meal are house wines by the glass, domestic beers, standard spirits, cocktails and soft beverages.

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Taj Wellington Mews Mumbai
The Indulgence Package is valid for a minimum stay of seven nights and starts at ₹10,000 for a Studio apartment, ₹25,000 for a two-bed, ₹28,000 for a three-bed and ₹90,000 for a four-bed Penthouse. All rates are for per night and exclusive of taxes. Included are a 25 per cent discount on Jiva Grande Spa treatments and a 20 per cent discount at select Taj restaurants in Mumbai. Taj has four other properties in the city — The Taj Mahal Palace, Vivanta By Taj President, Taj Lands End, and Taj Santacruz. Valid until April 30, 2017.

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RK Sarovar Portico Srinagar
The Corporate Vogue Package for a two-night minimum stay can be just as useful for weekenders. Valid until March 31, 2017 for the Deluxe room (₹₹₹₹₹₹₹21,000 plus taxes) and suite (₹33,000 plus taxes), the free offerings are: two-way airport transfers, wifi for two devices per room, breakfast, and use of sauna and spa facilities — body massage/wrap, reflexology and Turkish hammam. The business centre and meeting rooms can be used for any number of hours round the clock by those booked under the package.

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New and Noted: Club lounge, café and spa

A new Executive Club Lounge at the Sheraton on the Park Sydney is one of many features to have emerged from the recent A$500,000 (US$344,000) refurbishment. Occupying the 21st floor, it offers views of Hyde Park and the city’s Middle Harbour, quiet alcoves for meetings, library, Wi-Fi internet connection, data ports throughout and the latest PCs. Guests staying on the executive floor enjoy perks such as pressing of two items daily and the use of a a private boardroom for up to eight people equipped with a 42-inch plasma TV and necessary AV tools.

Meals provided start with breakfast, continuing throughout the day with free flow of coffee and tea and onto cocktails and tapas in the evening. On weekend, high tea is available.

Bistro on the Mile is Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hongkong’s latest café reincarnation. The 186-seat restaurant lays out a buffet for lunch or dinner featuring a global menu of Chinese, Indian, Thai, Japanese and Continental fare freshly prepared at live-action cooking stations. It’s open daily from 0600 to 0100. On weekends, there is an afternoon tea buffet.

At the ITC Mughal Agra, a 99,000sq ft spa, Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa is the latest addition to the hotel. Featuring a close synthesis between indoor and outer spaces, the eight-suite facility reflects Mughal architecture and landscaping (as also embodied by the nearby Taj Mahal mausoleum) seen in the use of water channels, fountains, outdoor rain showers, open air courtyards and lush foliage.

Therapies also draw inspiration from the spiritual and medicinal legacies of the Mughal Dynasty such as a legacy of fruit, which is offered in the Pomegranate Aromasoul Massage. This is said to detoxify, revitalise and elevate the senses. India’s trademark ayurvedic treatments as well as popular therapies from across the world are also available.

For more details, go to www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton, www.holiday-inn.com, www.itcwelcomgroup.in.

Margie T Logarta