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Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India’s West Bengal state. It was founded as an East India Company trading post and was the capital of India under the British Raj from 1773-1911. Today, its known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. Locally, Kolkata is regarded as India’s intellectual, artistic and cultural capital. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in India’s 3rd largest city.
10. Vivanta EM Bypass, Kolkata
Centrally located in the progressive IT corridor of the capital of West Bengal, Vivanta EM Bypass Kolkata is a contemporary designed hotel. This glass-and-steel structure cuts a striking figure on the city’s lifeline and IT hub, the Eastern Metropolitan (EM) Bypass. 197 urban studio-style rooms and plush suites usher guests into a tech- powered, global lifestyle. Dining options include Mynt – All day diner featuring Bengali and Global cuisine, Wink – Asian cuisine and Swirl – serving Bakery items. Facilities include multiple event spaces, rooftop Fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool.
Hotel Website: Vivanta EM Bypass, Kolkata
9. The Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata
styles. The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata is centrally located in close proximity to key commercial and business locations. The hotel was built in 1841 as the “Auckland Hotel” and is the longest continuously operating luxury hotel in Asia with 165 years of operation until its renovation in 2006, according to the CRISIL Report. The renovated property has three different wings resembling three different historic era, namely Victorian era (Heritage Block I), Edwardian era (Heritage Block II) and Contemporary era (New Block). It consists of 215 rooms and suites. Guests can choose from 3 restaurants and bars namely Alfresco, The Bakery and Wilson’s – The Pub serving local Bengali cuisine along with exotic dishes from all around the world. 13000 square feet of conference spaces, 13000 square feet of Spa including a Salon, Gym and an outdoor swimming pool are some of the facilities at the hotel.
Hotel Website: The Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata
8. The Westin Rajarhat, Kolkata
Conveniently located in New Town, Kolkata, The Westin Rajarhat Kolkata, is in close proximity to the International Convention Centre, EcoPark and IT hub in Sector V. The 304 well-appointed hotel rooms and suites are some of the largest in the city, offering inspiring views of the cityscape. Dining options include 3132 – Kolkata’s highest rooftop club, Vedic – serving Indian cuisine, Nori – serving Asian cuisine and Seasonal Tastes – serving multiple cuisines. Facilities include 13185 square feet of events space, 24/7 WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, jogging trail, an outdoor swimming pool, Heavenly Spa by Westin and Sauna.
Hotel Website: The Westin Rajarhat, Kolkata
7. Hyatt Regency, Kolkata
Centrally located in Salt Lake, Hyatt Regency, Kolkata, is just 15 minutes’ drive from the Kolkata Int’l airport and IT corridor of Kolkata. The hotel portrays spectacular landscape gardens featuring 234 luxury rooms including 70 Regency Club rooms and 13 suites. Guchhi serves signature North Indian dishes, while Italian cuisine can be savored at La Cucina. Hyatt Regency Kolkata also has a bakery and an all-day dining restaurant. Facilities include multiple event spaces with the largest being at 6800 square feet, 10000 square feet wellness centre, 2200 square feet gymnasium and an adult swimming pool 13 metres long and 5 feet deep.
Hotel Website: Hyatt Regency, Kolkata
6. Novotel Hotel and Residences, Kolkata
Novotel Hotel and Residences, Kolkata, is located within 20 mins from Kolkata Airport and adjacent to the IT sector in New Town. The hotel consists of 340 rooms including Suites and pet friendly Serviced Apartments. Dining options include a Pan-Asian restaurant, an All Day Diner, Delice and Sante – 24×7 bar. Over 30000 square feet of banqueting space, a 24 hr gym, spa and salon are some of the facilities present at the hotel.
Hotel Website: Novotel Hotel and Residences, Kolkata
5. ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata
Set in an enchanting expanse of beautifully designed gardenscapes with lush trees and gentle water bodies dotted with water lilies and complemented by the artful minimalism of the hotel’s architecture, ITC Sonar offers an unusual leisure environment for a 5 star luxury business hotel in Kolkata celebrating the golden era of Bengal, during the reign of the Pala dynasty. It consists of 237 rooms and suites. Guests can choose from 6 food and beverage outlets specialising in Awadhi, Oriental and Northwest Frontier cuisines. It also has a multi-cuisine restaurant and a chocolate boutique. Connected with a walkway with sister property ITC Royal Bengal, both offer multiple event spaces. Other facilities include Kaya Kalp – The Spa, Salon Di Wills, 24/7 fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.
Hotel Website: ITC Sonar, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata
4. JW Marriott, Kolkata
JW Marriott Kolkata is located in Tangra, 16 kms from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport. The hotel is almost equidistant from the airport and the city’s old business district. 281 well-appointed rooms and suites are spacious and offer premium amenities. The on-site dining options include Vintage Asia – the Asian specialty cuisine restaurant, and JW Kitchen a 24-hour all day multi-cuisine dining. The JW Lounge and an edgy discotheque – Gold are also available to guests. It has a fully equipped fitness center while the holistic Spa by JW offers a host of therapies along with an outdoor infinity pool that allows you to relax. It also houses a unique feature in the form of a bridal room.
Hotel Website: JW Marriott, Kolkata
3. Taj Bengal, Kolkata
Taj Bengal is located in the neighbourhood of Alipore at the heart of its cultural heritage. Taj Bengal is within 3.2 km of Kolkata’s business district and the National Library. It is 4 km from the well-known Eden Gardens and 19.3 km from Kolkata International Airport. The 229 rooms feature classic wood furnishings and cream and gold fabrics. Dining highlights include the award-winning hub, The Coffee Shop, which sells international favorites 24 hours a day. Indian specialties are served at Sonargaon, Eastern Mediterranean cuisine at Souk and Chinese Specialties at Chinoiserie and The Promenade Lounge features afternoon tea. The hotel also has an award winning bar, The Junction. Facilities include multiple event spaces, an outdoor swimming pool, Taj Spa and Salon and – 24/7 fitness centre.
Hotel Website: Taj Bengal, Kolkata
2. The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
Fondly referred to as the Grand Dame of Chowringhee, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, has been an icon on the landscape of Kolkata for more than a century. The sense of calm that pervades the outdoor space is carried into the classically appointed rooms and suites that encircle the courtyard. All 209 rooms and suites offer pool and courtyard views. Baan Thai offers Thai specialties. Alternatively, the pool bar offers light meals and refreshing drinks. Threesixtythree° offers European, Asian, Japanese and Indian delights. Facilities include The Oberoi Spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a gym.
Hotel Website: The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
1. ITC Royal Bengal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata
Located on the cusp of business district & the city, ITC Royal Bengal is an ode to the region’s cultural heritage and lineage. The hotel is an exquisite ode to Bengal’s timeless architecture and design. It celebrates distinctive architectural elements and nuances visible in many iconic buildings of Kolkata and the region. Clusters of ionic pillars, small pediments, arches, blind arcades, colonnades and terraces distribute the building’s enormous mass to graceful proportions. The interior décor, art and artefacts celebrate the past and present of bountiful Bengal. The hotel offers 456 rooms & suites including 82 serviced apartments. Dining options include Ottimo Cucina Italiana – serving Italian cuisine, Darjeeling Lounge – Tea Lounge cuisine, Grand Market Pavilion – Mukti cuisine, Royal Vega – Vegetarian cuisine and The Brass Room – Tapas and Finger Food cuisine. Facilities include 60600 square feet – one of the largest in the region, Kaya Kalp – The Spa, Salon Di Wills, an outdoor swimming pool and 24/7 fitness centre.
Hotel Website: ITC Royal Bengal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata
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