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ITC Royal Bengal – new ‘One of a Kind’ destination

13 June, 2019 04:32:53
 ITC Royal Bengal – new ‘One of a Kind’ destination

Standing tall, at a height of 133 meters, the 30 storied ITC Royal Bengal’s magnificent and monumental edifice, inspired by regional history and culture, towers over Kolkata’s skyline and blends fine indigenous architecture with contemporary design.

The hotel opened doors yesterday in the City of Joy. Conveniently located, this 456 keys architectural marvel celebrates the spirit of Bengal and the unique spirit of this land through its super premium offerings. There are 374 rooms and suites, 82 service apartments, 5 culinary brands, state-of-the-art meeting and convention area and the rejuvenating wellness experience spread across 24,000 sqft, including Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa.

Honourable Chief Minister of Bengal delivering a speech

Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee inaugurated this iconic hotel, that happens to be the 14th Luxury Collection hotel in India. It is a befitting tribute to the timeless tradition and royal heritage of Bengal. Kolkata has been ITC’s headquarters for over a century. Christened ‘One of a Kind’, the grand property is a mark of ITC’s confidence in the tourism potential of the East and serves as a true badge of honour that Bengal can proudly showcase to the world. Built with an investment of nearly Rs 1400 crore, the ITC Royal Bengal will redefine Kolkata’s hospitality landscape making it a preferred destination for global MICE tourism and other large events.

(L-R) Dipak Haksar, Nakul Anand, Sanjiv Puri, Nazeeb Arif at the inaugural ceremony

From a sprawling 16,400 sqft pillar-less magnificent ballroom, pre-function areas and outer courtyards attached to the Grand Ballroom together adding approximately another 33000 square feet, to exquisite arrival lobbies and huge lawns ideal for Kolkata socials, ITC Royal Bengal offers versatile banquet options for both business meetings and events with total banquet and convention facilities covering an area of 61,000 sqft. 

Official inauguration by the CM

Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Sanjiv Puri, Chairman and Managing Director of ITC Ltd said, “We are delighted to announce the opening of the iconic ITC Royal Bengal. This signature property will provide further impetus to transforming the tourism landscape in the state and will be an icon of repute on the world tourism map. This landmark investment from ITC is a part of the company’s growing footprint in the State across all sectors, namely agriculture, manufacturing and services.” 

Interiors of the room

Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd said, “The addition of ITC Royal Bengal to our luxury hotel portfolio further strengthens our presence in Eastern India. Bengal is ‘Royal’ in a unique way – it has celebrated the royalty of the intellect through the centuries, where literature, poetry, painting, sculpture, theatre, cinema, science, have not only blossomed, but are inherent to the fabric of Bengal. In keeping with ITC Hotels' philosophy of Responsible Luxury and creating indigenous experiences, ITC Royal Bengal is rooted to the ethos of the land and pays a tribute to these finest experiences that while being indigenous to the State are celebrated globally.”
The accommodation is characterized by an eloquently tempered expression of luxury, drawing inspiration from Bengal. An expression of an exquisite confluence of contemporary architecture and the distinct warmth of old-world hospitality, the 14 suites offer pleasing contemporary décor and a bouquet of signature services to elevate the stay experience. Featuring finest Italian marble, timber floors, state of the art gym, elegantly designed furniture, The Grand Presidential Suite &The Presidential Suite are spread across a striking expanse of 6620 sq.ft. and 3500 sq.ft. respectively.

The grand ball room

A contemporary Indian ethos underscores ITC Royal Bengal’s architecture and design philosophy, manifest in the endeavours to enable a ‘sense of destination’ through a showcase of local cuisine, arts and culture matched by hi-tech accent on services to enhance guest experience. 

The reception

Culinary destinations within this royal property include the acclaimed Royal Vega, featuring the luxury vegetarian cuisine of India. Reminiscent of Kolkata’s historical market is the Grand Market Pavilion, the 24X7 restaurant showcasing Indian and Inventive international cuisines, with an exclusive showcase of the 7 sisters (the North-Eastern States of India). ITC Royal Bengal will also house Ottimo – Cucina Italiana, ITC’s signature pan-Italian brand, and Darjeeling Lounge is a warm reminder of the Kolkata’s tea culture, and the culture of adda, offering the finest tea from the region as well as from the world. A lobby level jazz bar, The Brass Room rings in the city’s fondness for music and good life.

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