Tour de Ritz Carlton, Bangalore
Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 01:50 PM
The Ritz Carlton hotel made its foray into India in association with Bengaluru’s most reputed real estate company – Nitesh estates . This luxury chain of hotels which has made its name throughout the world has its first and only hotel in India, in the heart of Bengaluru – Residency Road.
Let’s take you on a guided tour of the hotel to give you all a sneak preview of what you can expect from this five-star palace of luxury.
The grand association between The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore and Nitesh Estates gives rise to a lot of expectations. The Ritz-Carlton,Bangalore, exceeds those and lives up to its reputation of going big while at the same time paying attention to the minutest details. The whole hotel has been built to meet up to the most discerning of tastes and international standards while at the same time retaining the Indian charm. The signature ‘jaali’ design can be spotted throughout the hotel which weaves an Indian touch into this otherwise global hotel chain.
You will be awestruck the moment you enter the grand gates outside the hotel. The impeccable landscaping, the beautiful exteriors, the glimmering glass covered ‘L’ shaped building of 16 floors and the unnervingly lifelike bronze sculpture of Pablo Picasso will entice you.
It has 277 rooms and suites with world class amenities to pleasure and pamper you. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide a view of the beautiful city. You will be tempted to slide under the covers of the inviting beds, lounge around on the plush furniture with a beverage from the mini bar enjoying the view of the city and adjust the room to your tastes with the sophistication and control granted by a touch panel. But mostly you will be bowled over by the opulence of the bathroom with its world-class bath amenities by Asprey of London.
No stone has been left unturned to cater to the residents’ beauty and wellness desires here at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore owned and developed by Nitesh Estates. An entire floor is dedicated to wellness.
GET PAMPERED IN THE lUXURIOUS SPA
The world class spa operated by Espa welcomes you with its soothing music and de-stressing ambience. Just like Nitesh Estates and The Ritz-Carlton, the brand Espa comes with a reputation for providing the best spa experiences with its amazing amenities, signature treatments and relaxing ambience. The spa uses only ESPA products and is equipped with a dedicated thermal suite, steam and sauna for relaxation and rejuvenation. This high-end spa is a heaven for those looking for some lavish pampering!
The world renowned Rossano Ferreti hair salon beckons you to let the finest professionals care for your hair, from root to tip. This hair spa offers the best beauty services including its world-class signature method of hair designing. Personalized attention is the specialty of this acclaimed hair salon.
The fitness studio with its view of the city of Bangalore will make the laziest of people want to run on the treadmill. Open 24 hours, this fitness studio is equipped with Techno gym equipment to suit all your fitness needs. With personal trainers to guide you, one does not need to take a break from the fitness routine even when away from home!
The Pool Bar
And to cool off from it all, you can head to the pool bar! With an outdoor swimming pool, private cabanas and refreshments, this pool bar’s location is very conveniently located in the wellness floor. Whether you want to grab a fresh fruit juice after a heavy workout or take a dip in the pool, you can head here. And if you are just out from a relaxing session at one of the spas, then you can give into the temptation and lounge on the daybeds with a cocktail.
CUISINES TO PLEASE EVERY PALETTE!
The Ritz Carlton, Bangalore has varied restaurants for every taste! One can dabble in different cuisines throughout the stay with seven fine dining establishments which add to the city’s emerging culinary scene, available within the hotel.
The Lantern , invites you with its sensual blend of lights and colours, creating a visual experience unmatched by another. This three floored restaurant is a delight to visit at night with two levels of indoor seating, outdoor seating surrounded by lush foliage, cleverly incorporated lighting and a gorgeous Lantern Bar on the third floor. It comes as no surprise that this restaurant, which resembles a Chinese lantern, is designed by international avant garde designers Super Potato.
The moment you enter, the pleasant music, the dim lighting and the Chinese flavours lull and entice you. The intimate seating, the interesting decor, the heavenly dim sums, the mouth-watering food… it is no wonder that it has already won an award for being the best Chinese restaurant in the city.
To check out their Indian cuisine, you can step into Riwaz. Delicious North Indian food within an Indian ambience, it is experiential dining at its finest. The ultra-clean open kitchen invites you to watch as your food is prepared with much care and precision. With its spice display and intimate seating, it is authentic Indian food garnished with royal flavors and luxury. The Whisky table and the wine enoteca entice and enthral you. The food with, its smoky robust flavours, is to be relished!
The market where one can savour the delicacies of the world. A combination of Indian, East Asian and European food, it is a feast fit for a king. With three interactive show kitchens for you to watch the magic happen and a variety of options to overwhelm you, it is perhaps the only market you will leave with a satisfied stomach and high, the kind you experience after a heavenly meal. You should definitely urge you to try their buffets, fresh sushi bar and the dessert studio after! The private dining rooms make for an intimate dining experience.
Ganche will lure you in with its open windows and its display of layered, sugared & sprinkled goodies. The gourmet retail promenade is where one can indulge their hedonic side with its range of fresh bakes, fragrances, gourmet tea, coffee, scented candles and a range of skin care products. With the tempting display of Macaroons, Meringue and designer cakes, the aromas of freshly brewed coffees, teas, scented candles and fresh flowers, it is will charm you as soon as you enter. If you have a sweet tooth like we do, you might throw a tantrum too when they tell you it is closing time.
To top it off, literally, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore also has its very own rooftop bar – Bang! With creative cocktails, amazing views, heart thumping music and mouth-watering food, it is ‘The place to be’ in town! Find out why it is the hottest place in town.
Almost as impressive as the food they serve, is the fact that every restaurant has its own extensive wine collection. Wine enthusiasts should definitely give The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore, a visit, for it not only boasts of the massive collection but has made it a part of the hotel by using wine bottles as an element of decor!
And if you are a tea person, we’d suggest you give The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore’s legendary afternoon tea a try. With cosy seating, English tea and delicacies, it is as classy as it can be.
MIXING WORK & PLEASURE
It has a range of boardrooms, conference rooms along with a ball room with excellent facilities where you can have your business meetings in style. The club lounge is yet another charm of this hotel where you can sip on your scotch and escape for a peaceful, quiet moment.
ART & AMBIENCE
What will impress you the most will be the little touches that make The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore stand out from every other hotel. Stunning pieces of art are scattered all over the place for the guests to admire and get lost into. Paintings by Lim Khim Katy, Patrick Hoban, Truc, Agus YK Priyono , P J Redoute Pinx, Manuel Carbonell, Revati Sharma Singh, Bose Krishnamachari and the vermilion Sumo in the lobby, are a feast for the eyes. The hotel with its avant-garde crystal chandeliers and crafty lights hidden all over, bathes the guests in its glittering magnificence and splendour. The ambient music serenades your senses as you move around.
Step inside the gates, lose yourself in the opulence and artistic luxuries, you will only realize the existence of a world outside once you leave.