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Garden City Hospitality

13 Jan 2022 by Akanksha Maker

India’s Garden City – Bengaluru – wins acclaims across the board. Being the hub of information technology, start ups, microbreweries and finance, Bengaluru has been a preferred destination for business travel for many. The capital of the state of Karnataka, Bengaluru is also well known for its parks and nightlife, the former giving it the Garden City tag. Having jumped back onto our regular ways of business and leisure travel, we got to visit the city recently and shortlisted some hotels which should be on your radar if you’re visiting Bengaluru soon.

Conrad Bengaluru

Designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates from Singapore, Conrad Bengaluru epitomises minimal luxury. The hotel overlooks the beautiful Ulsoor Lake with 285 rooms and suites. The hotel’s USP is its extensive F&B. If you are looking for superior quality pan Asian, pick Mikusu, for authentic and lip smacking Indian, choose Indian Durbar. Tiamo is the hotel’s poolside al fresco restaurant and Caraway Kitchen is the all-dining outlet. Meeting spaces sprawl over 1,500 sqm, including a pillarless ballroom. A stunning temperature-controlled infinity pool and Conrad Spa are its leisure amenities. hilton.com

Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy ONE

A modern oasis, Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy ONE is situated in Bengaluru’s landmark Embassy ONE development in the heart of the city. From tranquil gardens to dynamic restaurants and lounges, lavishly appointed rooms and suites and a beautiful spa, the hotel is a sought after address in the city. Far & East is its Asian brasserie, Cur8 is known for its Italian and Indian cuisine and Copitas is the hotel’s cocktails bar. Infuse Spa offers a wide range of contemporary relaxation and cutting-edge beauty treatments. Six function rooms serve meeting and conference needs. fourseasons.com

Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks

Located amidst the bustling heart of the city, overlooking the beautiful greenery of the KGA Golf Course, the hotel is minutes away from Bengaluru’s major entertainment hubs. The hotel has a wide range of amenities on offer, ranging from a temperature-controlled outdoor pool, badminton court, spa, gym, kids play area, and a small library. Taking their approach to wellness the hotel allows guests to have their meals customised to their preference. An array of restaurants provides for an interesting culinary adventure during your stay here. The Salt Grill is known to serve a mix of dishes prepared specially on Himalayan salt grills and the Ministry of Food serves all-day global cuisine, chef-curated fine dining, and have private seating. Re:cess offers 24-hour coffee and take-away options, and Klinx is perfect for a relaxed drink. hilton.com

Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore

Located in the heart of India’s Silicon Valley Bengaluru, Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore overlooks the beautiful Ulsoor Lake and cityscape. With state-of-the-art rooms and suites that are fitted with large bay windows, the hotel is a convenient destination in the city situated right beside the Lido Shopping Mall. Relax by the outdoor pool, host a meeting at The Corner, enjoy modern global cuisine at The Bengaluru Brasserie or sip in creative cocktails at Liquid Bar. Choose from relaxing massage options at the onsite spa that features refreshing body scrubs and aromatherapy treatments. hyatt.com

ITC Gardenia, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru

Located in the commercial hub of Bengaluru, ITC Gardenia offers business travellers close proximity to the leading business districts and IT hubs of the city. Guests can unwind by relaxing by the outdoor pool or being pampered at Kaya Kalp – The Spa. Relish in Indian and international cuisines at the hotel’s restaurants or host a splendid event in their state-of the art meeting facilities. With views of the garden courtyard, the 292 rooms and suites are a beautiful unison of nature and comfort. Each room features renewable wood furnishings and VOC-free carpets. marriott.com

JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru

Nestled in the central business district of Bengaluru, JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru is near many Fortune 500 companies, upscale shopping destinations, UB City, Mahatma Ghandi (MG) Road and Koramangala. The property is spread across 18 floors with 255 rooms and 26 suites. A spectrum of F&B outlets spoil you for choice; pick Uno for Japanese cuisine, Alba for Nouvelle European food, Spice Terrace for enticing Indian fare and Merak for pan Asian dining. The hotel houses ten meeting rooms making it an ideal location for MICE as well. marriott.com

Shangri-La Bengaluru

Overlooking a bird’s-eye-view of the Bangalore Palace, the hotel is situated between historic attractions and the business district of the city. With 397 spacious rooms and suites, seven restaurants and bars including the signature Shangri-La restaurant Shang Palace and Ssaffron, Shangri-La Bengaluru is a fine address in Bengaluru. Spectacular skyline views make this experience even more special. Enjoy a relaxing hot stone massage at Shangri-La’s CHI, The Spa and sit by the outdoor deck of Ssaffron, the hotel’s authentic Indian restaurant. There are seven meeting rooms at the property. shangri-la.com

Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway

Just a short drive from Kempegowda International Airport, the hotel offers the luxury of a five-star in what it is touted to be India’s Silicon Valley. With elegance at its core, all accommodations features amenities including luxury bedding, four-fixture bathrooms and scenic city views. Treat your tastebuds with a delectable fare at our stylish restaurants ranging from Italian to Middle Eastern cuisine and savour unique cocktails in the hotel’s chic bars. With convenient access to Malleswaram-area attractions including BIEC, Orion Mall, Iskcon Temple, Bangalore Golf Club and Bangalore Palace, guests who wish to make the most of their time in the city will thoroughly enjoy their stay here. marriott.com

Taj Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru

The hotel is a tasteful amalgamation of vibrancy of an intelligent work environment, luxurious spaces and intuitive services. The property houses 327 well-appointed rooms and luxury suites to meet the needs of every business traveller. The hotel is a stone’s throw away from prominent cultural landmarks such as The National Gallery of Modern Art and the Aeronautical Museum, colonial architecture and renowned art galleries. Whether it’s the breathtaking lobby or the striking stairway swirling around the grand chandelier that welcomes you, every inch truly reflects the brand’s values and everything it stands for. The hotel is 35 minutes by road from the international airport, minutes away from Yeshwantpur Railway Terminus, and a few steps away from the metro terminus. Other facilities include 2,000 sqm of conference and event venues, an independent convention centre, an expansive range of dining options, signature experiences, health club and the Jiva Spa. tajhotels.com

The Ritz- Carlton, Bangalore

The iconic and the first Ritz-Carlton in India, located in the heart of Bengaluru, near M.G Road and UB city, is an oasis of luxury for business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel boasts of a multitude of nine restaurants and bars offering curated experiences, spectacular meeting and event spaces, spacious and  luxuriously appointed guest rooms and the largest spa in the city with Indian and western therapies. The lush poolside is a tropical haven with star-lit private cabanas that transport you to a serene getaway. The best-in-class dining venues offer global cuisine, with The Lantern, which is a Cantonese and Dim Sum house, recognised as the top 50 restaurants in Asia for three years running. BANG, the rooftop bar offers scintillating panoramic views of the city as you enjoy the balmy Bengaluru weather, with your favourite spirits and a live tandoor. ritzcarlton.com

The Lalit Ashok

The Lalit Ashok is centrally located in Bengaluru, in close proximity to an 18-hole golf course. The property has 184 rooms and suites and offers over a magnanimous 5,481 sqm of conference and banqueting space for both indoor and outdoor events. The hotel also features fitness facilities which includes a lawn tennis court. With an eclectic selection of food and beverage outlets from casual, all-day eateries to exquisite fine dining restaurants, one can immerse themselves in impeccable service, scrumptious food and a welcoming ambiance. For guests looking to treat themselves to a relaxing experience, visit the hotel’s spa Rejuve and enjoy a unique experience and Ayurvedic herbal treatments. thelalit.com

The Oberoi, Bengaluru

Built around a centenarian rain tree, the luxury hotel is nestled in greenery and equipped with the latest in technology. The hotel is a blend of Bengaluru’s rich history and present technological development. Business travellers and tourists alike can indulge in accommodation with private balconies and garden views, al fresco dining and a patio bar. It is especially designed for guests to enjoy the hotel’s blooming gardens and Bengaluru’s pleasant year round climate. State-of-the-art meeting rooms, large banqueting facilities and relaxing spa therapies make this the place for an ideal staycation or for the business traveller that likes a touch of luxury.
oberoihotels.com

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