Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru, opened late last month.
The 397-room property is 19-storeys tall and located 30 minutes from the International Airport.
At over 900 metres above sea level, Bengaluru is known as the hub of India’s technological developments and is acclaimed for its historical sites, dating to when noble Indian dynasties and the British governed.
“Shangri-La’s expansion on the Indian subcontinent marks an exciting third quarter for the group. We are excited to reveal a new luxury landmark in Bengaluru that adds to our international presence and will welcome our loyal and new guests for business or leisure,” said president and CEO Greg Dogan.
The guestrooms start from 41 square metres. Complimentary WiFi allows guests to use their personal electronics at the executive desk or on the window-side sofa. Outfitted in locally sourced New Gold Vein marble, the bathrooms are spacious and built-in with a wardrobe, bathtub, separate walk-in rain shower and antique bronze mirrors.
The hotel’s 30 suites – decorated in gold, plum and green – range from 98 to 274 square metres, and include three Governor Suites and the Shangri-La Suite.
The hotel has eight dining venues including a Chinese restaurant, a rooftop cocktail bar and a casual café. It also has a Chi spa, health club and outdoor swimming pool.
Spread over two levels are the hotel’s function rooms. The Grand Ballroom, with its own pre-function area and a ceiling height of 9.5 metres, covers 739 square metres and is one of the largest meeting spaces in the city. The flora-inspired venue holds up to 900 guests for weddings and grand events, and is supported by five additional and versatile function rooms on level two.
“Our diverse portfolio of accommodation, dining destinations and meeting space means we are perfectly positioned to set new standards and provide an elite urban lifestyle for our guests from the community and all over the world.” said Jens Corder, general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru.