Launched earlier this year, Conrad Bengaluru is dazzling global luxury travellers with its many exceptional offerings. Rashima Nagpal takes a look at why it’s the talk-of-the-town.
From the shimmering brilliance of the central chandelier—an artistic creation of finely-cut crystals—in its grand lobby, to the delicious sea bass at its Mediterranean restaurant Tiamo, and the stunning views from its infinity pool, Conrad Bengaluru is giving the discerning traveller many a reason to fall in love with it.
THE LUXURY OF COMFORT
A glorious, 24-storey luxury hotel—currently, the tallest in southern India—Conrad Bengaluru owns a sweet spot in the central business district of Karnataka’s capital. Within, the 285 guest rooms, which include 21 suites, are luxuriously furnished in the quiet elegance typical of the Conrad ethos; the natural light streaming in from floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the scenic Ulsoor Lake is inherently calming. Smart and intuitive, the rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology ensuring a comfortable stay. While the intuitive motion sensors are excellent for drawing the curtains, and controlling the air conditioning and ambient lighting, manual buttons beside your bed let you set the mood with four kinds of lighting—clove, reading, sleep, and master. For further comfort, refer to the pillow menu in your room and pick from one of six options—from a Memory Foam pillow for extra neck support, to a Big Cozy pillow, best for lounging—there’s something for everybody. The vanity mirrors with in-built television screens in the bathrooms are truly the cherry on top! For those days when you need some special TLC, a therapy session at Conrad Spa is always a good idea. Based on ‘adaptogenic’ philosophy, which includes natural ingredients that are good at helping your body adapt to the environment, the spa offers a range of treatments especially designed to help you unplug from the outside world, and nourish your body, mind, and soul. Better still, ask for an exclusively customised therapy for your specific needs. Yet another tiring day at work? Take a plunge in the temperature-controlled infinity pool, and let the waters soothe your aches away. Gym enthusiasts can benefit from a round-the-clock fitness centre that houses the best of machines and equipment. If you have brought little ones along, take them to the kids’pool for a fun afternoon.
Conrad Bengaluru’s five dining venues offer enticing culinary fare, each with a distinctive appeal of its own. Fulfilling its aim to represent the country’s many states with locally sourced ingredients, Indian Durbar has garnered much appreciation for its regional specialities, such as the Nizami chicken korma, Goan fish curry, and Rajasthani laal maas.
Walk in at the all-day, multi-cuisine Caraway Kitchen for delicacies from Asia to the Americas, or make your way to Mikusu for lip-smacking Japanese, Thai, and Chinese creations. The Lobby Brew, with its aromatic coffee and sweet treats is perfect for a refreshing break. But it is Tiamo, the poolside Mediterranean restaurant that is the shining star of the hotel—make sure you save it for a romantic evening.
CELEBRATE IN STYLE
Planning the wedding of your dreams becomes that much easier at Conrad Bengaluru, as an experienced team of wedding coordinators dedicates itself to ensuring your special day is as perfect as possible—from themed décor and food menus, to all those thoughtful little touches that make a celebration memorable, the team takes care of everything. Be it a lavish affair or an intimate gathering, customise your celebrations as per your taste, at your choice of venue—the opulent Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 675 guests; with two, spacious pre-function areas, including a private foyer, it is ideal for a gala event. Cosier ceremonies can be beautifully arranged in one of the six Function Rooms.With so much to offer and so much to experience, no wonder this world-class property is the ‘it’ place in town!