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Top 10: 5 star hotels in Chennai

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Chennai, situated on the Bay of Bengal, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. Formerly known as ‘Madras’, it is known as ‘Gateway to South India’. Because of its sweltering southern heat, roaring traffic and lack of outstanding sights, Chennai has often been seen as the dowdier sibling among India’s four biggest cities. But it’s well worth poking around its museums and temples, savouring deliciously authentic South Indian delicacies or taking a sunset saunter along Marina Beach, which is the world’s 2nd largest urban beach. The city is home to several 5 star hotels but for now, we will have a look at the Top 10 5 star hotels that the city has to offer.

10. Crowne Plaza Adyar Park, Chennai

Crowne Plaza Adyar Park, Chennai is a modern luxury hotel located in Alwarpet area of Chennai. The hotel features a total of 286 modern rooms and suites. After a long day, guests can unwind at Dakshin Restaurant which serves authentic Indian cuisines or The Residency and Cappuccino, which serves an array of International dishes. Grilled cuisine with fine selection of wines can be enjoyed at On The Rocks while The Westminster is a bar. Guests can let their hair down at Gatsby 2000, the nightclub. Facilities include 15000 square feet total area of of meeting space, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.

Hotel Website: Crowne Plaza Adyar Park, Chennai

Photo: Crowne Plaza Adyar Park, Chennai

9. Taj Connemara, Chennai

Taj Connemara, Chennai is steeped in history. As the presidency of Madras became the metropolitan of Chennai, the iconic Connemara was entrusted into the hands of the Taj Management in 1984. The hotel consists of 147 elegantly appointed rooms and suites. Enjoy traditional Chettinad cuisine at Raintree Restaurant. Veranda is a contemporary all-day dining restaurant, where you can relish Anglo-Indian, Italian, Indian and South Indian cuisine. The tradition of relishing afternoon tea can be enjoyed at The Lady Connemara Bar & Lounge, and the experience can be extended with signature cocktails. Additional offerings include Jiva Spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.

Hotel Website: Taj Connemara, Chennai

Photo: Taj Connemara, Chennai

8. Hyatt Regency, Chennai

Hyatt Regency, Chennai is a modern business 5 star hotel located centrally, close to prime business districts, IT corridors, US consulate, etc. The 325 rooms and suites are spacious and inviting. Dining options include Spice Haat, Focaccia, Stix, Biscotti and a 24 Lobby Lounge. There is also a bar named 365 A.S. Bar. Siddh Spa, over 20000 square feet, a fitness centre, steam rooms, sauna and an outdoor swimming pool are some of the facilities offered by the hotel.

Hotel Website: Hyatt Regency, Chennai

Photo: Hyatt Regency, Chennai

7. Hilton, Chennai

Hilton Chennai is located at a 15- minute drive from Chennai International Airport and is less than 500 metres from Olympia Technology Park and Tamarai Technology Park. The property has 204 rooms and suites including 2 executive suites. Ayna specializes in pan-Indian cuisine while our contemporary café, Est serves up snacks and coffee. On the rooftop, Q Bar offers views of the city, a live DJ, and delicious dishes and drinks. Global cuisine is available from Vasco’s, while wine, cheese, and an elegant atmosphere can be found at Vintage Bank. Facilities include over 11500 square feet of event space, a rooftop infinity pool and a 24 hour fitness centre.

Hotel Website: Hilton, Chennai

Photo: Hilton, Chennai

6. Novotel Chamiers Road, Chennai

Novotel Chamiers Road, Chennai is located in the city centre near Anna Salai. The hotel is nestled in the city center at Alwarpet in close proximity to major consulates such as Japan, Thai, Korean and US Embassy. This is one of the 3 Novotel hotels in Chennai. The 108 rooms and suites offer everything what a traveller needs. This 5 star hotel features city’s popular dining options such as KooX, Chennai’s first and only rooftop and Asian grill, the G Bar – a music destination and the Food Exchange – an interactive buffet restaurant and kitchen. Additional offerings include state-of-the-art banqueting and co-working options, a rooftop swimming pool overlooking city skyline and a modern fitness centre.

Hotel Website: Novotel Chamiers Road, Chennai

Photo: Novotel Chamiers Road, Chennai

5. The Westin Chennai Velachery

The Westin Chennai is located in Velachery and is close to Tidel Park and Ramanujan IT City. The 215 rooms and suites are furnished in muted colours and offer views either of the city or the pool. The accommodations are pet-friendly. Dining options include Seasonal Tastes – a multi cuisine restaurant, Sunset Grill, Daily Treats – Deli food and MKC – Madras Kitchen Company serving Indian cuisine. There is also a pub called Willows. The hotel also features over 20000 square feet of event space, a fitness centre overlooking the outdoor swimming pool, Heavenly Spa by Westin and a salon.

Hotel Website: The Westin Chennai Velachery

Photo: The Westin Chennai Velachery

4. Park Hyatt, Chennai

Park Hyatt, Chennai is a luxurious hotel located at a 15 drive from Chennai International Airport overlooking the Guindy forest reserve. The 201 rooms Spacious and indulgent guest rooms and suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows, boasting views of the city greenery or the Guindy Forest Reserve and are some of the most spacious in the city. The Flying Elephant is a highly acclaimed multi-cuisine restaurant, featuring five open kitchens that serve Italian, Asian, Indian and International styles of cooking in a vibrant atmosphere. The expansive bar offers a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails, whiskeys and wines. The Dining Room is an all-day dining restaurant serving Indian and Western cuisine. Alfresco seating option offers unhindered views of the serene lily pond. Guests can look forward to holistic wellness experiences at the award-winning Antahpura Spa, rooftop infinity pool, 24h fitness center, as well as LEAP Yoga and Pilates studio.

Hotel Website: Park Hyatt, Chennai

Photo: Park Hyatt, Chennai

3. Taj Coromandel, Chennai

Taj Coromandel, located in Mahatma Gandhi Salai, offers a fusion of rich South Indian design cues and European elegance. The 212 rooms and suites are thoughtfully designed. The intimate five-star hotel has played host to famous political figures such as President Jimmy Carter, His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, President Bill Clinton, and the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Offering 5 dining options, highlights include Southern Spice, Prego’s fine Italian dining, Chinese specialties at Golden Dragon and all-day international dining at Anise. Refreshing beverages can be enjoyed at Live it up at Chipstead. Over 12000 square feet of event space, Jiva Spa, a large landscaped outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre are some of the facilities available at the hotel.

Hotel Website: Taj Coromandel, Chennai

Photo: Taj Coromandel, Chennai

2. The Leela Palace, Chennai

The Leela Palace, Chennai, located in MRC Nagar, is spread across 4.8 acres of peaceful land. This 5 star hotel in Chennai is an ode to the majestic palaces of the Chettinad dynasty, courtesy of its grandeur and space and the hotel is set in a lush green environment overlooking the sea. The 316 rooms and suites are some of the biggest in the city with the base rooms at 50 square meter. Spectra restaurant features 7 interactive kitchens and views of the Adyar River. Other dining options include Jamavar Indian Restaurant, China XO Chinese restaurant, Library Blu bar, The Cake Shop and The Lobby Lounge. Facilities include 28000 square feet of event space, ESPA, Hitech Gym, an outdoor swimming pool and a salon.

Hotel Website: The Leela Palace, Chennai

Photo: The Leela Palace, Chennai

1. ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

ITC Grand Chola, located along Mount Road, is a veritable destination unto itself with its awe-inspiring size and grandeur. The hotel is a palatial tribute to Southern India’s greatest empires – the Imperial Cholas. There are four separate entry points, each with its distinct artistic identity. There are 522 rooms and 78 serviced apartments, each of which is a triumph of design aesthetics. The hotel has 10 food and beverage outlets. International delights are served at Madras Pavilion and Cafe Mercara Express. Ottimo Cucina Italiana offers Italian specialties, while Royal Vega features vegetarian dishes. Avartana offers contemporary Southern Indian cuisine.Nutmeg The Gourmet Shop serves sandwiches, pastries, chocolates and milkshakes. The Cheroot serves malt and snacks can be enjoyed at the Cigar Lounge. Peshawari serves a selection of tandoori and Oriental delights can be relished at the Pan Asian. Refreshing beverages are served at Tranquebar. The Spa – Kaya Kalp offers 12 treatment rooms with a wide variety of massages and therapies. It offers one of the largest conference, banqueting and exhibition spaces in the country. Additional offerings include an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.

Hotel Website: ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

Photo: ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

If you think that we have missed any of the hotels present in Chennai that you think should be included in the list, let us know in the comments section below.

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