The Ritz-Carlton opens in Bangalore
November 5, 2013: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., has officially opened the doors of its first hotel in India. Located on Residency Road in the heart of downtown Bangalore, the hotel is part of a destination renowned for its world-class shopping, dining and entertainment.
The 277 room contemporary Ritz-Carlton hotel embraces tradition with jaali (lattice screen) design from the Mughal era and many architectural and interior design features, including pointed archways and ample white marble reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. An impressive marble staircase is the center piece of the hotel interior and decorative paintings and sculptures are carefully blended to form an essential part of the hotel’s character. With 1,280 pieces of contemporary art from prominent artists, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore is home to the largest collection inside a hotel.
Mr Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, said, “The hotel will bring our Ritz-Carlton service philosophy to life in this magical country, and blend it with traditional Indian hospitality to create memorable experiences for our guests. Our first hotel in India underlines our commitment to the Indian people who have long been supporters of our hotels overseas.”
The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore includes seven dining venues, which are to be run by Michelin Star chef Anupam Banerjee. A Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, the first managed Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA in Bangalore, a Rossano Ferretti salon, and the city’s largest no-pillar ballroom also take center stage.
The Lantern is a stunning three-level restaurant shaped like a glass lantern where authentic Chinese dim sum and cuisine from different provinces of China will be served. The Market all-day dining room includes a unique wine room and private dining spaces for guests. The signature fine dining restaurant Riwaz translates tradition by serving authentic dishes from India’s North West Frontier in a contemporary space.
The city’s highest rooftop bar and sky lounge, Bang, offers views of the best sunsets and panoramic views of Bangalore over cocktails and jaali inspired dishes. The Lobby Lounge brings legendary Ritz-Carlton Afternoon Tea service and cocktails to Bangalore and The Ritz-Carlton Bar completes the distinctive variety of bars and restaurants with the widest selection of cocktails and fine wines in the city.
An urban resort oasis can be found on Level 5. The sanctuary includes The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA, offering Ayurvedic and internationally-acclaimed treatments. The holistic wellness enclave features an expansive state-of-the-art fitness facility with a fully-equipped Technogym, and an outdoor swimming pool with poolside lounge and bar surrounded by lush foliage. Guests can relax in private cabanas with inviting daybeds and cocoons.