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Hyderabad, the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana, is a major centre for the I.T. industry. The old city of Hyderabad is steeped in history, thronged with people and buzzing with commerce. The city is also home to some famous historic sites such as Charminar – a 16th-century mosque whose 4 arches support towering minarets and Golconda Fort – a former diamond-trading center that was once the Qutb Shahi dynastic capital. Hyderabad was known for the Pearl industry until the 19th century and so it was called as the ‘City of Pearls’. The formation of special economic zones, Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City ( HITEC City ) has encouraged leading multinational companies to set up operations in the city. Because of the blooming I.T. industry and tourism, the city is home to a lot of luxury hotels. Take a look at the Top 10 5 star hotels in the city.
10. Courtyard by Marriott, Hyderabad
Courtyard by Marriott, Hyderabad, located on Lower Tank Bund Road, is connected by a direct skywalk to the adjoining Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre. The 112 rooms offer city and lake views. The hotel has a single restaurant named MoMo Cafe which offers local, Pan-Asian and western cuisines. Multiple event venues, a full service spa at the adjoining hotel, a fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool are facilities provided at the hotel.
Hotel Website: Courtyard by Marriott, Hyderabad
9. Taj Krishna, Hyderabad
Taj Krishna, located in Banjara Hills, is one of the five IHCL hotels in Hyderabad. The hotel lies in the middle of 13 acres of serene greenery. The 260 recently renovated rooms and suites have a contemporary interior and either offer a city view or a lake view. International food can be enjoyed at restaurant Encounters, while Firdaus offers Indian specialties and Golden Dragon serves Chinese dishes. Bar & Lounge Seasons offers live music and wines. Facilities include a spa, a gym, an outdoor swimming pool amid landscaped gardens and multiple event spaces.
Hotel Website: Taj Krishna, Hyderabad
8. Sheraton, Hyderabad
Sheraton Hyderabad is ideally situated in Gachibowli’s bustling Financial and Information Technology District. The hotel features 272 modern rooms and suites in addition to service apartments. Dining options include Feast, an all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant, Zega that serves Asian delights and Link@Sheraton where guests can enjoy patisserie, confectionaries and smoothies. Refreshing beverages are served at Zega. An outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a spa and 11,388 square feet of total meeting space are present at the hotel.
Hotel Website: Sheraton, Hyderabad
7. Park Hyatt Hotel and Residences , Hyderabad
Park Hyatt Hotel and Residences is located in Banjara Hills, The hotel consists of 185 stylishly designed and spacious rooms, 24 suites and 41 service apartments. The all-day restaurant, The Dining Room, offers authentic Indian delights from a show kitchen. Tre-Forni Restaurant and Bar serves northern Italian specialties, accompanied with refreshing drinks from Italian aperitifs, to cocktails and wines. Rika is the modern Asian restaurant offering the finest in Chinese, Teppan and Sushi. A spa, a 24/7 fitness centre, panoramic temperature controlled outdoor swimming pool and over 17000 square feet of meetings and event spa are some of the facilities present at the hotel.
Hotel Website: Park Hyatt Hotel and Residences, Hyderabad
6. Le Meridien, Hyderabad
Le Meridien, Hyderabad, located in Gachibowli, features 241 stylishly designed rooms and suites. Each accommodation at the 5-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a shared lounge and to a terrace. Le Meridien Hyderabad features three dining options – Turquoise: All day dining restaurant that features European and Asian cuisines, Jade Bar offers Asian Cuisine and curated cocktails based on local ingredients. Jasper, the rooftop poolside restaurant operational only at dinner, offers contemporary grill and bar. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a business centre, spa and over 12,300 square feet of event space.
Hotel Website: Le Meridien, Hyderabad
5. Marriott Executive Apartments, Hyderabad
Marriott Executive Apartments, located in Gachibowli, offers well appointed, apartment styled living. The property offers Studio apartments, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments. All the apartments come equipped with kitchen and housekeeping service is also provided. There is only one restaurant ‘Mazzo’ serving multiple cuisines. The restaurant is located on the rooftop. The hotel features a 24-hour food and beverage international outlet called “Market Place” for the guests to indulge at any hour with fresh bakery savories, daily necessities. Guests can hire a car or a bike from the hotel. Facilities include a gym and rooftop swimming pool are present in the hotel.
Hotel Website: Marriott Executive Apartments, Hyderabad
4. The Westin Mindspace, Hyderabad
The Westin Mindspace, Hyderabad, is situated in the heart of Raheja Mindspace IT Park. The hotel’s 427 rooms and suites are decorated in muted colours. Dining options include Prego offering fresh gourmet pizzas, pasta and Italian wines, Kangan serving Peshawri specialities, Casbah offering Mediterranean cuisines and Seasonal Tastes serving multiple cuisines. Daily Treats has grab and go offerings while cocktails and beers can be enjoyed at Mix. Heavenly Spa by Westin, sauna, a 24/7 WestinWorkout Fitness Studio, an outdoor swimming pool, jogging trails and massive events spaces totalling 23,529 square feet are available at the property.
3. Trident, Hyderabad
Located in the centre of the HITEC City and close to the Special Economic Zone, Trident, Hyderabad, is a luxury 5 star hotel. The hotel blends the natural elements of height, light and space into its design. The 323 guest rooms and suites, starting at a spacious 440 square feet, are amongst the largest accommodations in Hyderabad. Dining options include Kanak that serves Indian cuisines, Amara, a 24-hour coffee shop, Cigar Lounge Bar serves refreshing alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and Tuscany serving Italian specialities. Facilities like an outdoor swimming pool, Trident Spa and wellness centre, a fitness centre, 24 hours business centre, multiple meeting venues are provided by the hotel.
Hotel Website: Trident, Hyderabad
2. ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
Located in the heart of Hyderabad’s HITEC City & overlooking the picturesque Durgam Lake, ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, takes inspiration from the famed jewel. The 274 rooms and suites are designed to meet the needs of today’s discerning travellers and are some of the most spacious in the city of Hyderabad. Dining options include Dum Pukht Begum’s – serving Indian cuisine in the form of a royal feast, Golconda Pavilion – all-day dining multi cuisine restaurant, Ottimo Cucina Italiana – Italian restaurant based around the concept of a homely Italian kitchen and Yi Jing – offering Chinese cuisine. There are two bars – one being Peacock Bar and the other being Skypoint. Fabelle – The Chocolate Boutique offers handcrafted chocolate. Facilities include Kaya Kalp – The Spa, Health and Fitness Centre, Salon Di Willis, multiple event venues, business centre and an outdoor swimming pool.
Hotel Website: ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
1. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Perched 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad is Taj Falaknuma Palace, a hotel with deep and rich heritage. Built in 1894, it is the former palace of the Nizam, rumoured to be the richest man in the world at one time. Guests arrive at Taj Falaknuma Palace in a horse-drawn carriage. The five-star luxury hotel, spread over 32 acres, allows you to journey to the gilded ages, where opulence and excess is celebrated and savoured in equal measure. The 60 rooms and suites are beautifully refurbished and lovingly restored by Her Highness Princess Esra, the Nizam’s Turkish wife. Each provides marvellous views of the palace courtyard and the 400-year-old city of Hyderabad. Guests can choose from various dining options that include Adaa – Indian fine-dining restaurant, Celeste – multi cuisine restaurant, Jade Terrace – offering afternoon and Gol Bungalow – located at the restaurant section of the palace overlooking the “city of pearls”. In addition to this, there is Hookah Lounge. Jiva spa, oak-paneled Palace Library, billiards room, a beautifully landscaped swimming pool and a fitness centre are some of the facilities present at the hotel.
Hotel Website: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Featured image by Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
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