ITC Hotels has announced the opening of its new super-premium luxury hotel in Kolkata — ITC Royal Bengal. This is the hospitality brand’s 14th luxury property in India.

Expressing his views on this launch, Sanjiv Puri, Chairman and Managing Director of ITC said, “We are delighted to announce the opening of the iconic ITC Royal Bengal.  This signature property will provide further impetus to transforming the tourism landscape in the state and will be an icon of repute on the world tourism map.

This landmark investment from ITC is a part of the Company’s growing footprint in the State across all sectors, namely agriculture, manufacturing and services.”

Located in the business district of the city, the 30-storey ITC Royal Bengal is inspired by regional history and culture of Kolkata. The hotel is adjacent to ITC Sonar — the two hotels will collectively be pitched as one of largest hospitality and MICE destinations in the region.

Together, the two hotels offer 693 rooms, suites and serviced apartments, 15 signature dining destinations, 22 meeting venues and a 9290 sqm of banqueting space. Meeting venues at ITC Royal Bengal houses 1523 sqm pillar less ballroom, pre-function areas, outer courtyards attached to the Grand Ballroom, exquisite arrival lobbies and huge lawns.

Built with an investment of ₹ 1,400 crore, the 456-key ITC Royal Bengal features 374 rooms and suites, 82 serviced apartments. These include the Grand Presidential Suite and The Presidential Suite, spread across 615 sqm and 325 sqm of space respectively. To enhance the guest experience, rooms are equipped with E-Butler iPads.

The F&B offerings include Royal Vega serving vegetarian cuisine of India; the 24-hour Grand Market Pavilion for Indian and international cuisines, with an exclusive showcase of the seven sisters (the North-Eastern States of India), Ottimo – Cucina Italiana, ITC’s signature pan-Italian brand, and Darjeeling Lounge. There is also the Brass Room, a lobby level jazz bar wherein guests can enjoy good music and fine selection of spirits.