Quick three-day getaways can be a refreshing change when a long holiday isn’t on the calendar. And if leaving 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.
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.
The Leela Palace Delhi
Being given ₹1,000 worth daily hotel credits (expires same day) to avail of additional hotel facilities is an added benefit of enrolling for Suite Indulgences. Instead of the breakfast buffet at The Qube, one can opt for the chef’s curated breakfast in addition to curated lunches, high-tea, dinner and Happy Hours from 6pm. Other inclusions are: up to four pieces of free laundry per day, free high speed wifi, two hours free access to the meeting rooms, and two-way airport transfers in a limousine. Valid from October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, starting from ₹30,780 plus taxes per night.
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.
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.