city's best address for hand picked gift items, beauty products, home accessories, stationery, unusual gift items, and fashion. The store offers a range of architecturally designed "Sculpted Steel" office and home accessories by Priti Paul alongwith exquisitely crafted brass items by Anupam Poddar, Fashion by Malini Ramani, hand woven shawls, Games using Indian craft, an enviable selection of books from Oxford Bookstore, a 100% pure Ayurvedic well being product range collection by Kama Ayurveda. An ever-changing selection of gift items - Zardosi trays, jewellery boxes, photo frames, stationery will entice you.
Temporary Pool- Currently we have a commercial cycle, a stepper and a treadmill from Precor USA besides weights to work out. There are yoga mats for floor excercises also available.
The forthcoming attractions include a Health Club.
MEETING FACILITES : Specialising in boutique banqueting, the three conference halls, The Sansara Hall, The Chandra Room and The Surya Room casts its spell in rich silk, and polished wood. All the halls are situated a floor lower to the lobby and is accessed through a Grand Stairway across a cascade of waterfalls. The banquets play host to the most talked about events in the city.
The dramatic entry leads to an atrium that is breath-taking in its simplicity. Pale cream limestone, aqua leather and chocolatey velvets create an oasis from the chaos of the city. The multi-layered lobby echoes theatre and performance stages inviting one to take part in the drama or observe from a quiet corner. At night the atrium lobby becomes an interactive space with projected images, light and sound, echoing the past life of its location.
A huge granite arc floats on glass to form the reception, becoming the nerve centre for all the backstage work in the hotel. The wall of light on the grand staircase, is our modern homage to walls of traditional deepams that light temples and homes across India.
RESTAURANT : The all-hours restaurant is our tribute to the historic location. Here hard modern materials are juxtaposed with softer textures to create a stunning space. Bamboo flooring and coconut shell inlay are fused with dramatic light columns that soar 18 feet high into the open space.
Live performances by the Chefs add warmth and excitement, the flickering flames finding reflection in the glass copper tiles. Smoky aromas from the tandoor and the wood-fired pizza oven waft into the air and stimulate the palate. Authentic Italian and International classics are highlights of the menu. Indian cuisine from Lucknow to Kerala is presented with innovative styling. In the Pasta - Choco Bar fresh pastas and noodles are tossed to your liking and sinful chocolates and desserts act the perfect temptress.
THE LEATHER BAR :
In a complete contrast to the virginal white lobby, stands The Leather Bar.
Sexy. Masculine. Dark.
The rich black leather floor blends into olive suede walls. The space pays tribute to Chennai, the city of leather, accessorised by glamorous artifacts and books on leather and fashion. The DJ in the private console overlooks the lobby and interweaves sound and images to create the right energy. The intimate spaces invite you to lounge in luxury while imbibing divine spirits from our skilled bartenders. In fine weather an outdoor terrace enables you to enjoy the dark night, inhaling the heady smell of the sea.
Lotus, the national flower of India plays an equally important part in Thai life. A perfect symbol of peace and beauty, its roots lie embedded in both the Hindu and Buddhist religions. A luxurious silk-enrobed room reminiscent of the rich colours of monk’s robes is an elegant setting for Lotus, the modern Thai restaurant.
The mood is quietly dramatic; the senses are rejuvenated by the richness of the colours that accentuate the simplicity of the decor. Tall regal lotuses dipped in gold form a sculpted center table. Specially commissioned artifacts celebrate the stately beauty of the simple flower that lends its name to this modern space. Floor length mother of pearl chandeliers cast a gentle glow into the space. A perfect balance between sensuous energy and a sense of calm will attract you to luxuriate here.