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ITC Hotel Group is the hospitality business of ITC Limited. ITC Hotels, launched in 1975, is one of India’s premier chain of luxury hotels which has become synonymous with Indian Hospitality. With the Namaste as the enduring symbol of its brand experience, the group operates under four distinct brands with more than 100 hotels in over 70 destinations in the country. With ‘Responsible Luxury’ as its guiding premise, ITC Hotels combine grandeur with intimacy to operate according to the highest principles of environmental stewardship. Integrating India’s fine tradition of hospitality with globally benchmarked services, the luxury hotels reflect the culture and ethos of each destination. The group has an exclusive tie-up with Marriott’s ‘The Luxury Collection’ brand. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 ITC Hotels and Resorts in India.
10. ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru
Conveniently located in the commercial heart of Bengaluru, ITC Gardenia offers business travelers close proximity to key business districts and IT hubs. Facing the garden courtyard, all 292 rooms and suites feature renewable furnishings, VOC-free carpets , pillow top beds and marble bathrooms. Dining options include cuisines such as Japanese, Italian, Indian , International and a full Chocolate Boutique. 22130 square feet of Event and Meetings space, 24/7 Fitness Centre, a swimming pool including Whirlpool, sauna, Bike rentals and Kaya Kalp – The Spa are some of the facilities available at the hotel.
Hotel Website: ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru
9. ITC Grand Central, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai
ITC Grand Central, inspired by Victorian architecture of Old Bombay, is situated in the business & recreational centre of Parel. The hotel offers breath-taking views of the city. Striking the perfect balance between world class luxury and the warmth of Indian hospitality, this landmark hotel presents 242 tastefully designed luxury rooms. The hotel offers Six distinct dining destinations featuring Indian & international cuisine along with some of the world’s most well-appreciated and prized beverages. Facilities include Kaya Kalp Spa, an indoor Swimming Pool and a Fitness Centre.
Hotel Website: ITC Grand Central, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai
8. 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
7. ITC Grand Bharat, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Gurgaon
ITC Grand Bharat, set amidst the ancient Aravalli Range, is a tribute to 5,000 years of unbroken civilisation. The expansive 300 acre retreat expresses inspiration through an architectural blend of ancient, medieval and modern Indian influences. The property consists of 100 guest suites and 4 presidential villas. Guests can head to Aravalli Pavilion to relish multi-cuisine delights, Al-fresco fine dining can be enjoyed at Verandah and connoisseur of European classics can head to The India Room. Breakfast can be had at the poolside Apas Promenade. Inspired from the national bird of India, Peacock Bar serves varieties of mixes and cocktails from across the world. Kaya Kalp Spa and wellness centre, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, multiple event spaces and 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course are present at the hotel.
Hotel Website: ITC Grand Bharat, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Gurgaon
6. ITC Maurya, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New Delhi
Located in Chanakyapuri, ITC Maurya pays tribute to the great Mauryan Dynasty. The hotel uses a signature ‘East meets West’ style of Mauryan diplomacy that combines a historic aura with contemporary facilities to create an unrivalled luxury hotel experience. The property consists of 412 guest rooms and 25 suites each of which is a triumph of stunning aesthetics. Dining options include 2 rooftop restaurants with alfresco seating, Tian- Asian Cuisine Studio for Asian Flavors and Ottimo at west view. Dum Pukht serves royal Awadhi cuisine. Refreshing beverages can be enjoyed at the Golf Bar and the IRA- The Waterside Bar. Facilities include Kaya Kalp Spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a Library, business centre and multiple event spaces.
Hotel Website: ITC Maurya, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New Delhi
5. ITC Maratha, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai
Built over an area of 5.5 acres in the heart of Mumbai, ITC Maratha is inspired by the Maratha Dynasty. It is a 5 star business hotel, comprising of 380 elegantly appointed spacious guest-rooms. Paying tribute to Mumbai’s colonial roots and the spirit of Maharashtra and the Marathas, the property infuses local culture and themes in its interiors and architectural design. Guests can choose from 5 dining options ranging from Indian and Continental to Pan-Asian cuisine. Facilities include Kaya Kalp Spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.
Hotel Website: ITC Maratha, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai
4. 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
3. ITC Grand Chola, a Luxury Collection Hotel, 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
2. ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa is set within 45 acres of landscaped gardens with glimmering waterways and lagoons along the pristine Arossim Beach. This beach-side, village-styled resort’s architecture draws inspiration from the Indo-Portuguese vintage and blends classical elegance with a distinctive regional allure that’s infused in its service, cuisine, rituals and more. The 252 well-appointed rooms and suites look out in to the tropical gardens, the lagoons and water bodies. All rooms and suites feature personal outdoor spaces in the form of a balcony or patio with some rooms also featuring outdoor rain showers and secret gardens. Pavilion At the Village Square brings to you the finest Indian and International fare round the clock. It also features an outdoor open kitchen, allowing guests to interact with in-house culinary masters. Kebabs & Kurries offers heritage cuisine while Ottimo Cucina Italiana is inspired by the concept of a homely Italian kitchen. Guests can also try the Signature Goan restaurant or The Royal Afghan – Seaside Barbecue and Grill offering charcoal-grilled flavors of the North-West Frontier. Facilities include multiple event spaces, Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa is nestled amid lush beachfront gardens, 24/7 fitness centre and a outdoor swimming pool.
Hotel Website: ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
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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