The Den Bengaluru | TRAVEL
Bangalore is one of my favorite cities in India and one that I travel to often for work and pleasure both. Even though I have stayed in most of the better hotels in Bangalore, recently I enjoyed a delightfully pleasant stay in a brand new luxury hotel called The Den Bengaluru in the Whitefield area. Located in the IT hub of Bangalore, The Den is a state of the art luxury hotel with just the right blend of service, luxury and quiet efficiency. Whether it is a business trip or a holiday, The Den is a perfect destination with its sophisticated elegance and a range of activities that one can engage in. I received an invite from the hotel’s General Manager Vinesh Gupta who has been working on this project relentlessly for the last two years.
On arrival I was welcomed by the Director of Sales and Marketing Sandeep Sahdev and we started with an interesting lunch at The Creek which is a casual and high-energy round the clock dining restaurant that serves authentic Indian and world cuisines. Alfresco at The Creek is gorgeous with flowing water bodies and spacious lawns and in the evenings it resembles a breezy cafe in Europe. After lunch I checked into a studio room which is designed in such a way that a guest finds it really convenient to move around with everything within easy reach. My studio room had huge glass windows which looked out into the city and a futuristically elegant design which made it a delight to be in for the next three days.
With 226 rooms, suites, state-of-the-art facilities and a delectable array of dining options, The Den is positioned around the concept of “Eat. Work. Sleep. Play’. The hotel’s proximity to all the IT parks and business districts of the city makes The Den Bengaluru a great choice when in Bangalore. With a contemporary design, one that reflects innovative and progressive elements that make modern-day Bengaluru come alive, the hotel exuberates luxury with spacious rooms and sophisticated meeting spaces. With a smart workspace, highspeed Internet access and a spectacular view of the bustling city, the guest rooms at The Den are perfect for working and relaxing. The philosophy of embracing the modern culture and traditions is further reflected in the names of the hotel’s exclusive restaurants, meeting rooms and banqueting facilities.
Vinesh Gupta, General Manager, The Den Bengaluru said, “The Den brand prides itself as being a cultural touchstone that provides state-of-the-art-facilities. The Den Bengaluru is the epitome of our vision, combining rich local traditions with renowned contemporary touches to deliver a fresh perspective on worldclass service. Our aim is to offer our guests a unique blend of modern and traditional aesthetics that create memorable experiences for millennials and globetrotters”.
The Den Bengaluru is an exciting place for foodies thanks to an efficient team led by Food and Beverage Director Nishendra Kashyap and Executive Chef Kapil Dubey. While at The Den, it is a good idea to spend time at The Nest, a chic lounge bar that serves exciting
drinks and exclusive bar nibbles. With tasteful interiors, gaming stations, stylish furniture that is reminiscent of an artsy magazine cover; it is carefully designed to include something special for everyone. There is a talented bartender who creates innovative drinks and exotic concoctions as I discovered during my visit. The Layla, the signature rooftop restaurant serves exotic Mediterranean Cuisine under the stars. The Cold Press is a quick, convenient place for healthy eating and offers an essential dose of nutrition with super foods, a range of juices, smoothies, shakes and health foods. I picked up a lot of goodies from The Deli while leaving the hotel such as a date and walnut cake, gourmet chocolates, cheese straws etc. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee with delicious pastries and muffins or a croissant!
The Den Bengaluru is distinctive in many ways and one of the most unique inclusions is The Cave, which is a 15-seater large cinema hall that offers a curated selection of movies, one doesn’t need to go out in the chaotic traffic that Banga lore is infamous for to enjoy a movie. The Play House which offers a wide range of electronic interactive games, vintage video games and snooker is another option for those who wish to unwind. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre equipped with the latest equipment and Sanctuary, a spa to rejuvenate the mind and body.
The hotel has 226 rooms in all which are categorized into The Den Room-84 rooms in this category that provide an ideal urban experience for travellers with contemporary furnishings, The Den Corner Room- 48 rooms in this category have magnificent views with contemporary furnishing, The Den Studio Room-24 rooms in this category with 400 sq.ft. space, ideal for long staying guests and The Den Club Room which are the best choice for business travelers-63 rooms in this category on higher floors, lounge facilities, Express check in-out, airport assistance, lounge facilities with an exclusive buffet breakfast, Board room meeting space, Tea/coffee service all day long. The Den Bengaluru also offers a range of four suites named The Den Suites, The Loft Suites, The Townhall Suites and The Paramount Suites.
The hotel has expansive meeting spaces ideal for all sorts of events and celebrations, business meetings and conferences. Forest is a Grand ball room is 5700 sq feet with a ceiling height of 16 feet and can be divided into 2 equal parts creating two smaller venues with 3300 and 2400 sq ft. respectively called Forest I & II. Camelia is 900 sq ft of area for meetings and breakaways with inbuilt audio-visual with projection options and can be divided into two parts for smaller meeting groups. The Rose with an area of 350 sq ft is ideal for small meeting groups in possible different seating styles. The Aster has an area of 500 sq ft with a fixed board room set up with a magnificent white marble top table for 16 to 20 people. The Arena has an area of 1250 sq ft with an auditorium and 70 seats, projection and is ideal for presentations, trainings and addresses.
The Den Bengaluru synonymous to its name is the perfect meeting point for tourists, business travelers and industry stalwarts. A premium property, the hotel stands out for its suave pad of comfort in the central business district of Whitefield in Bengaluru. Sophistication combined with easy comfort and proximity to all the IT parks and business districts of the city makes The Den a smart choice for both business and leisure travelers. Worth several visits when in Bangalore!