Kolkata's much-anticipated luxury destination, ITC Royal Bengal, opens its doors from today
The ITC Royal Bengal, ITC Limited's much-anticipated 14th Luxury Collection hotel was inaugurated yesterday by the states' chief minister Mamata Banerjee, with all the high and mighty present at the occasion. This 133 metres tall, 30-storey property worth Rs 1,400 crores, looks nothing short of a towering palace standing tall amidst other five-star addresses on the location and is a homage to the eternal traditions and heritage of Bengal and is one-of-a-kind in terms of grandeur and class.
The 456-key iconic behemoth has a mammoth 16400 sq ft of pillarless ballroom area and another 33,000 sq ft to that including pre-function areas and outer courtyards -- ideal for a grand wedding destination. The exquisite lobbies and sprawling lawns lend to the grandeur making it ideal for any occasion, big or small. The banquet options are cool for business conventions or events and covers about 61000 sq ft of area. There are 374 rooms and suites, 82 serviced apartments, five culinary brands, state-of-the-art meeting and convention spaces and a wellness experience spread across 24,000 sq ft, including, Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa.
Both the ITC Sonar and the adjacent ITC Royal Bengal will be marketed together as one of the largest hospitality and MICE destinations in the Eastern region. Together, the two hotels will offer 693 rooms, suites and serviced apartments, 15 signature dining destinations, 22 meeting venues and a sprawling 1,00,000 sq ft of banqueting space. The 14 suites offer pleasing contemporary décor and a bouquet of signature services to elevate the stay experience with the Grand Presidential Suite and The Presidential Suite comprising a striking 6620 sq ft and 3500 sq ft of area respectively. A stand-out in-room tech feature is the amalgamation of all services through the E-Butler iPad. Built according to the highest standards of environmental excellence, ITC Royal Bengal is targeting to obtain USGBC LEED® Platinum rating as well as GRIHA Five Star rating.
“We are delighted to announce the opening of the iconic ITC Royal Bengal. This signature property will provide further impetus to transforming the tourism landscape in the state and will be an icon of repute on the world tourism map. This landmark investment from ITC is a part of the Company’s growing footprint in the State across all sectors, namely agriculture, manufacturing and services,” says Sanjiv Puri, CMD, ITC Ltd.
The sprawling property will also showcase the brand's finest culinary offerings including Royal Vega, the luxury vegetarian diner, the Grand Market Pavilion, a 24x7 eatery, ITC's pan-Italian culinary brand Ottimo, Darjeeling Lounge and a lobby-level jazz bar, The Brass Room.
“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,” says Nakul Anand, executive director ITC Ltd.