Newly launched ITC Royal Bengal is the brand’s 14th Luxury Collection hotel in India
ITC Ltd announced the opening of its new uber-premium luxury hotel in Kolkata – the ITC Royal Bengal. Chief Minister of West Bengal – Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the property. Built with an investment of nearly Rs. 1400 crore, ITC Royal Bengal is the brand’s 14th Luxury Collection hotel in India.
Standing tall at a height of 133 meters, the 30-storied ITC Royal Bengal’s magnificent and monumental edifice, inspired by regional history and culture, towers over Kolkata’s skyline and blends fine indigenous architecture with contemporary design.
Conveniently located in the business district of the city, this 456-keys architectural marvel endeavours to celebrate the spirit of Bengal and the unique fervour of its people through its super premium offerings – 374 rooms and suites and 82 serviced apartments.
Featuring finest Italian marble, timber floors, state of the art gym, elegantly designed furniture, The Grand Presidential Suite & The Presidential Suite are spread across a striking expanse of 6620 sq.ft. and 3500 sq.ft. respectively.
The sprawling property symbolises the traditions of the region through culinary destinations that include the acclaimed Royal Vega, featuring the luxury vegetarian cuisine of India; Reminiscent of Kolkata’s historical market is the Grand Market Pavilion, the 24*7 restaurant showcases Indian and Inventive international cuisines, with an exclusive showcase of the 7 sisters (the North-Eastern States of India).
ITC Royal Bengal will also house Ottimo – Cucina Italiana, ITC’s signature pan-Italian brand, and Darjeeling Lounge is a warm reminder of the city’s tea culture, and the culture of Adda, offering the finest teas from the region as well as from the world, single origin coffee and finest beverages paired with pre-plated comfort food. A lobby level jazz bar, The Brass Room rings in the city’s fondness for music and good life.
From a sprawling 16400 sq feet pillar less magnificent ballroom, pre-function areas and outer courtyards attached to the Grand Ballroom together adding approximately another 33000 square feet, to exquisite arrival lobbies and huge lawns ideal for Kolkata socials, ITC Royal Bengal offers versatile banquet options for both the business meetings and events with total banquet and convention facilities covering an area of 61000 sq feet.
Other facilities include the rejuvenating wellness experience spread across 24,000 sq ft, including, Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa.
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.
ITC Royal Bengal and ITC Sonar will be marketed together as one of the largest hospitality and MICE destination in the 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.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Sanjiv Puri, Chairman and Managing Director of ITC Ltd said, “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.”
Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd said, “The addition of ITC Royal Bengal to our luxury hotel portfolio further strengthens our presence in Eastern India. In keeping with ITC Hotels’ philosophy of responsible luxury and creating indigenous experiences, ITC Royal Bengal is rooted to the ethos of the land and pays a tribute to these finest experiences that while being indigenous to the state, are celebrated globally.”