ITC Royal Bengal: Redefining Kolkata's hospitality landscape
The 456 keys architectural marvel endeavours to celebrate the spirit of Bengal through its super premium offerings
The 456 keys ITC Royal Bengal is ITC Hotel's 14th Luxury Collection hotel in India and is a befitting tribute to the timeless traditions and royal heritage of Bengal, which has been ITC's headquarters for over a 100 years. Christened 'one-of-a-kind', the grandiose property is a mark of ITC's confidence in the tourism potential of the region and serves as a true badge of honour that Bengal can proudly showcase to the world.
From a sprawling 16400 sq feet pillar less magnificent ballroom, pre-function areas and outer courtyards attached to the Grand Ballroom, to exquisite arrival lobbies and huge lawns ideal for Kolkata socials, the hotel offers versatile banquet options for both the business meetings and events with total banquet and convention facilities covering an area of 61000 sq feet.
The launch of this property adjacent to ITC Sonar, marks the unmatched offering of two world-class hotels complementing each other.
Speaking about this unique hotel, 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."
Standing tall, at a height of 133 meters, the 30 storied hotel's magnificent and monumental edifice, inspired by regional history and culture, towers over Kolkata's skyline and blends fine indigenous architecture with contemporary design. Conveniently located in the business district of the city, this 456 keys architectural marvel endeavours to celebrate the spirit of Bengal and the unique fervour of its people through its super premium offerings – 374 rooms and suites, 82 serviced apartments, 5 culinary brands, the one of a kind state-of-the-art meeting and convention spaces and the rejuvenating wellness experience spread across 24,000 sq ft, including, Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa.
The accommodation is characterised 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 and The Presidential Suite are spread across a striking expanse of 6620 sq ft and 3500 sq ft respectively.
The Grand Stairway mirrors a culture of exceptional enterprise, extravagance and an eye for detail, resonating with the grandeur and fine lifestyles of Bengal's erstwhile nobility.
Inspired by the Hogg Market of Calcutta, Grand Market Pavilion – the 24*7 restaurant – is a sensory journey capturing the essence of local flavours, Indian cuisine and global tastes. Cuisine from the 8 North Eastern states will be a part of the each buffet meal.
The 24 hour eatery, Darjeeling Lounge is the perfect blend of contemporary and casual, with a touch of the North Eastern tea estate aesthetic – an ode to Kolkata's 'adda' culture.
Royal Vega will offer a special Sheherwali Tasting Menu as a part of its repertoire. (Royal Vegetarian Cuisine from the Havelis of the erstwhile Jain nobility of Murshidabad), whereas The Brass Room is a tribute to the musical esthetics, richness and emotions evoked by the brass instrument of an orchestra, concert band, or a jazz ensemble. It pays a tribute to Kolkata's rich heritage and culture of jazz, blues and western music unlike any other in the city.
The hotel also offers luxurious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for unique cosmopolitan living in Kolkata with exceptional amenities and facilities. The residences are swarmed with modern amenities, such as- a washer-cum-dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, induction hob and a microwave oven.
One of the largest Wellness facilities in the country with over 24000 sq feet, 7 treatment rooms, 3000 sq feet of Gymnasium, which operates 24 Hours and a plunge pool. A stand-out in-room tech feature is the amalgamation of all services through the E-Butler iPad.
Overall, ITC Royal Bengal offers one of the best experiences to its visitors as well as the residents.