A new report suggests India offers the world’s cheapest five-star experience; Chennai offers the lowest price

author_img U.Roy Published :  30th June 2021 02:18 PM   |   Published :   |  30th June 2021 02:18 PM
ITC Grand Chola in Chennai

Chennai's ITC Grand Chola (Image used for refence purposes)

While Indian hospitality ramps up the luxe factor for the ‘new normal,’ the novelty of an economical five-star stay has not worn off for most desi travellers. A new research conducted by a travel website known as LuxuryHotel.com reveals that Chennai offers luxury at the lowest price in the whole world. And while the buzzy Malaysian city Johor Bahru comes in a close second, the third fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh places are all occupied by Indian cities, namely Bangalore, Agra, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur respectively. 

The Global five-star index, as the report has been titled, studied some of the most touristy cities to understand the kind of five-star experiences they offer. One of the rankings is based on the average cost of staying at a five-star hotel; Chennai tops the list as it offers a five-star stay at £34 per night, which roughly adds up to Rs 3,497. 

While Abu Dhabi gets top billing as the most luxurious city in the world with 32% luxury hotels, in another ranking Indian city Agra comes in on No 17 as one of the best cities for five-star luxury, with 15 five-star hotels, followed by Jaipur at no. 26, Mumbai at no 30, Chennai at no. 35, Bengaluru at no 38, Kolkata at no 47 and Delhi at no. 50.

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