THE RITZ CARLTON, BANGALORE
Property: The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore o ers meeting and event spaces including the pillar-free ballroom that can accommodate up to 700 guests. For relaxation, there is the 1,580 sqm spa with 12 treatment rooms, in addition to the Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa, 24-hour gym and the outdoor swimming pool. Menus at the three restaurants o er dishes from China, Northwest India, and parts of Asia and the western world. Additionally, there are three bars, a lobby lounge and a patisserie.
Rooms: Contemporary interiors are punctuated with bright local accents and completed with hardwood flooring. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Bengaluru, a 42-inch flatscreen television, in-room iPads, Nespresso co ee machine and Asprey of London toiletries. ritzcarlton.com/India/Bangalore
FAIRFIELD BY MARRIOTT BENGALURU OUTER RING ROAD
Property: The seven event rooms are spread over 630 sqm, with the largest capacity for 500 delegates. The gym is open 24 hours, seven days a week, and the outdoor swimming pool can be accessed between 6am and 7pm. Scent Spa o ers a range of treatments as well as grooming services. The multi-cuisine co ee house is accessible round the clock. Sipping cocktails by the poolside bar and grill is a perfect way to end the day.
Rooms: Rooms at this business property are designed to cater to the needs of its corporate guests. They include a large size work desk with an electric panel with various sockets, alarm clock, 40-inch LED television, minibar, tea/co ee maker, shower and wifi. marriott.com/Fairfield/Bengaluru
THE LEELA PALACE BENGALURU
Property: There are several options for hosting events and meetings at this property. For wellness, a host of Ayurvedic treatments are available at the spa. Sessions are held at the Yoga Centre, which can be tailored to your needs. There is also a gym, whirlpool, outdoor swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, shopping arcade, florist and salon. Dining options include Jamavar, the Leela’s signature Indian restaurant, Le Cirque Signature for French and Italian cuisines, Zen for Pan-Asian cuisine, all-day Citrus, and the Library bar.
Rooms: Furnishings in the rooms and suites have a regal overtone, and face either the pool, garden or city. Each room has a minibar, tea/co ee making facility, work desk, LCD television, separate seating, shower and wifi. Categories upwards of The Royal Club rooms come with a butler service. theleela.com/Bengaluru
SHANGRI LA HOTEL BENGALURU
Property: A hotel designed for its leisure and corporate guests, its event space is vast with a Grand Ballroom that can hold up to 1,200 guests. There are more compact meeting rooms for smaller groups, a boardroom for 12 people and a business centre with business and secretarial support. F&B options span across nine restaurants and a bar, of which the rooftop bar is one of the more popular choices in Bengaluru. Relaxation options also include CHI, the spa, a 24-hour gym, an outdoor swimming pool, a salon, and steam and sauna rooms.
Rooms: Fitted with contemporary furnishings, the rooms and suites have a clear view of the cityscape. A work desk, tea/ co ee maker, minibar, LED television, shower and free wifi are the basics o ered across all accommodation categories. shangri-la.com/bengaluru/shangrila
ABOVE: The rooftop bar Hype at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru RIGHT: The lobby of The Park Chennai is punctuated with frames of old movie posters