ITC Gardenia, a hotel located in the commercial heart of Bengaluru – equipped with 292 Luxury rooms and suites! ITC Gardenia offers the discerning business and leisure traveler the best in Hospitality and Hotel Services. Near the century old Bangalore Club, the hotel is situated in the midst of Bengaluru’s most elite neighborhood. ITC Gardenia exudes natural sophistication & elegance.
Best Hotel In Bengaluru City?
I will share my experience! A dwelling for the indulgent and the aspirational, a sublime confluence of the city’s unhurried past and it’s dynamic present. ITC Gardenia characterizes the glories of nature and is a tribute to the 3rd largest town in India – Bengaluru. Inspired by the beautiful gardens of the city this luxury hotel was built as a tribute to the gorgeous city of Bengaluru and is close to key business districts and IT hubs of Bengaluru.
The rooms are categorized in the chain’s premium brands of Towers and ITC One, with some suites on each floor. The private larger suites are located on the upper floors and offer splendid views of the city and its green surroundings. Including the Presidential Suite with an indoor pool, blend seamlessly with the garden setting. The interior of the rooms manifests different layers of life forms offered through nature, and each floor follows this theme through colors, motifs, and textures.
Little Bit Info – ITC One Suites!
ITC One celebrates the ‘Power of Space.’ It is an exclusive wing where the rooms furnished with state-of-the-art facilities. Set in an area of 685 square feet, ITC One suites at Royal Gardenia have taken inspiration from the Ten different birds which include Bulbul, Parakeet, Woodpecker and Jacana among others. These suites equipped with wide range of facilities which make it a perfect base for Business Travelers.
Designed By Renowned Architect!
Exterior designed by Rajinder Kumar, the exterior of the hotel uses Gwalior sandstone and Malaysian red bricks, interspersed by panels of specially treated smoked oak and highlighted with strips of copper in a Matt copper-sulphate patina. The copper sulfate material had also been utilized for the roof, while the flooring of the entire hotel is blonde Italian marble.
Francesca Basu has created interiors. The designer has expressed inspiration from various layers of life forms, and each floor follows this theme through colors, motifs, and textures. The ideas based on moods and representations from different elements of nature, ranging from Stones and Fossils to Earth, Trees, Wood, Water, Fire, Foliage, Animal Life, Flowers, the Winged Species such as birds and butterflies, leading up to the Sky and its Clouds.
Environment & buildings of ITC One!
ITC Gardenia undoubtedly has all the elements of green building, clearly demonstrated by its LEED Platinum status. The hotel also received the Confederation of Indian Industries national ‘Excellence in Energy Award’ in 2012.
As the world’s largest and Asia’s first LEED Platinum Rated Hotel, their dedication to clean living reflected in environmental stewardship, the tantalizing flavors of renowned Indian and Japanese restaurants, excellent spa, and azure pool.
Fresh to Green, Stern to Nature!
Refreshing spot, where the breeze bears the fragrance of fresh blossoms and new leaves, and the roads shaded by the awnings of old trees, stands ITC Gardenia – ITC Hotels’ green luxury business hotel in Bengaluru.
The name Gardenia comes thru with the greenery and gardens you see all around the lobby. There is even an open air restaurant right in the middle of one of the gardens. It has grass growing even on its roof! And yes, it has live music during Happy Hour in the evening. Incredible the hotel has a beautiful pool on the roof of one of its towers.
Rockstar Reception and Hospitality!
The hospitality was extraordinary – you get greeted by the staff as soon as you enter and receive a traditional Kannada welcome with scarves put around your neck. Like most Asian hotels do, the desk staff person who checks you in also escorts you to your room and explains to you the hotels’ features.
The service was unconditionally unbelievable. If you ever wandered thru the lobby looking like you were unsure of anything, you had multiple people step up and offer to assist. There is a transportation desk in the lobby – you can use the hotel’s cars or have them get you a regular taxi.
ITC One Rooms!
Rooms have modern miniature paintings, embroidered headboards, a safe, and electronic bedside climate controls. Most come with a balcony.
Elegantly furnished, air-conditioned rooms are fitted with a seating area, ironing facilities, a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. En suite bathrooms include shower facilities and free toiletries. Larger rooms include a bathtub.
Satisfying Food & Drink!
From Indian curries and kebabs to grilled dishes from western countries to delicious Japanese cuisines, we can expect pleasant culinary experience while staying here. The food – breakfast is a feast, with western and Indian selections! Lunch was off the books for me every day. Daily buffet breakfast is at the Cubbon Pavilion, an inside-outside space that serves all the healthy yogurt parfaits, organic egg omelets, and millet dosas that are now all the rage in India.
Drinks on the house for all guests between 6-8pm makes for a great draw, particularly since imported liquor is on offer. In a hurry, no sweat, just let them know ahead of time, and they will pack you a box full of enough food to last till dinner.
Talking about food, an authentic gem here. It has some of the most authentic and classic South Indian food on the planet. Seriously!
You love surprise? ITC One has many things to surprise you. ITC Gardenia makes sure to serve the health endeavors of the guests during their stay in this luxury hotel. There are four excellent restaurants as well as a large spa, health and beauty center as well as a large rooftop swimming pool area. There is also a beautiful central pavilion for tea or coffee and snacks as well as a Whiskey bar and business center. Indian, European and Japanese restaurants provide a huge variety of culinary options.
Kaya Kalp Spa – One of the best spa experiences in my life. Must try is the Kaya Kalp oil massage and foot massage. Costs you around Rs.4600 and Rs.3600 respectively.
An outdoor swimming pool, a state of the art heath club and a wellness spa, all are found in the premises of this Indian luxury hotel. For recreation, guests can choose to go for a beauty treatment in the beauty salon and read their favorite book in the library lounge.
Besides this guests can enjoy swimming, play various indoor and outdoor games, go for sightseeing tours, etc. to feel good and rejuvenated.
Other Facilities – ITC Royal Garden include the medical facility, laundry/dry cleaning facility, round the clock room service, travel desk, pick and drop facility, valet parking, luggage storage, credit card acceptance, foreign exchange, etc. are few of them for comfortable accommodation of its guests.
I would like to thank ITC Gardenia and its support staff for making my stay a memorable experience. Every support system is so well integrated that it makes you feel like your home. Great service and amazing facilities. I enjoyed the kindness of the staff. Breakfast is a unique experience of all cooking style, and the restaurant has an incredible wine list.