Bangalore, Bengaluru as it is now known, the Garden city. It is also known as the Silicon Valley of India. Whether you want to visit this beautiful city on business or leisure, staying at a five star hotel is always nice after a day of sightseeing or back to back stressful meetings and conferences. So, here’s my pick of the best luxury hotels in Bangalore for an unforgettable experience….
The ITC Gardenia – “Eco-friendly” luxury
Asia’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rated hotel, a stay here will also soothe your eco-friendly conscience. Close to the business districts and IT hubs of Bangalore, it is a great choice for the business and leisure traveller alike. And how can we forget the renowned Kaya Kalp Spa for a blissfully indulgent massage for the weary traveller!
The Taj West End – “Old World Charm” luxury
An oasis of lush, verdant luxury in the heart of the city, The Taj West End is an ode to History. With it’s colonial, heritage architecture and 20 acres of gardens, this hotel combines old world charm with modern day luxury. And of course, the unparalleled Taj hospitality. Call me biased, but I do believe (based on personal experiences) that the Taj is in a different league when it comes to hospitality.
The Leela Palace – “Opulent” Luxury
If it is royal indulgence and opulence you seek, then the Leela Palace is the hotel you should check into. Spread over 9 acres, this palatial hotel showcases the architectural glory of the erstwhile Kingdom of Mysore and lush gardens and waterfalls delight the senses.
The Oberoi – “Classic” luxury
Nestled among blooming gardens (yes, gardens again; not surprising, actually, since we are taking about the Garden city!) and equipped with the latest in technology, the Oberoi Bangalore seems to stand for the two things Bangalore is renowned for. All the rooms here are equipped with a special iPad interface that allows the guests to manage everything, from the entertainment to the in-room dining.
Mövenpick Resort and Spa – “Contemporary” luxury
The modern and contemporary Mövenpick Resort and Spa is located between the city and the airport. Since the hotel is situated in a residential area, it is a peaceful haven of luxury and offers great views of Bangalore. Not just from the rooms but also from the infinity edge pool on the second floor of the hotel.
Writing these posts makes me truly wish that I were a travel journalist so that I could visit and stay at each and every one of these hotels! Sigh…
So, which luxury hotel in Bangalore would you like to check into??