Sitting on one of the most coveted addresses in the city, Conrad Bengaluru, in the heart of Garden City on MG Road, turns two on January 15, 2020. By Kumar Shree
Despite sitting in the heart of Bengaluru’s central business district, Conrad Bengaluru is far from being ‘a usual’ business hotel; it’s much more than that. The 24-storey establishment offers personalised stay options in each of their 285 guest rooms and suites, all of which have panoramic views of the stunning Ulsoor Lake. Elegant event spaces with a dedicated porch for customised arrivals add another star in the bouquet. Moreover, their dedicated wellness floor is replete with facilities such as an outdoor temperature-controlled infinity pool, Conrad Spa, and a 24×7 fitness centre.
Five highly-rated restaurants serving an eclectic cuisine invites guests for hearty indulgences. Relentless initiatives for celebrating, representing, and uplifting the local cuisine add another feather to the properties’ hat.
Chef Praveen Shetty is at the helm of Conrad Bengaluru’s culinary excellence. He had lead concept-driven culinary events like Feast for the throne — a Game Of Thrones themed dinner, and Navarasa — an expression of the seven human emotions through food. The culinary team here is committed to providing one of the finest F&B experiences, and 2020 will witness many efforts in this direction as well. Use of more organic products, minimal plastic usage, and a bevy of nutritious food and drinks options are some of the starting points.
That aside, 2020 will also see many notable culinary events at the property. The Rivayat-e series at Indian Durbar will celebrate cuisines from multiple regions. Beginning with Punjab in January, the series will then celebrate the cuisine of Mewars in April. Mikusu, which was awarded for the Best Pan Asian Cuisine at the T+L Delicious Food Awards 2019, will serve traditional Korean delights handcrafted by an expat chef in March. Another award-winning restaurant Tiamo, winner of the Best Rooftop Bar by T+L Delicious Food Awards 2019, will celebrate asparagus in its various forms.
Speaking on the occasion, Srijan Vadhera, General Manager, said, “It has been an historic year for us at Hilton India. The love, patronage, and support received from our guests and brand friends alike have awarded Conrad Bengaluru with noteworthy accolades. We set foot into the new decade with the commitment of delighting global travellers with inspiring experiences infused with local essence.”
The property ensures social contributions via collaborations with local organisations like iksha foundation, Balajothi Center for the Disabled, and Nightingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer’s & Elders Enrichment Centre. Conrad Bengaluru is marking its second anniversary by focusing on reducing its plastic consumption and carbon footprint. An in-house bottling plant will also help contribute towards a 30 per cent reduction in carbon footprint.