Bangalore, the garden city is popularly referred to as the 'Silicon Valley' of India. It is the fastest developing city in the world, and has a youthful exuberance and energy that comes from the knowledge of being a city on the move. A pot-pourri of culture, cafés, gardens and the trade mark IT industry, it is a burgeoning tourist destination. With a wide number of visitors pouring in to the city for both business and pleasure many opulent hotels have come up to cater to their needs.Leela Palace Hotel (5 Star Deluxe Hotel)
At the heart of the city centre, the Leela Palace is situated amidst seven acres of lush gardens and a sparkling lagoon in the garden city of Bangalore. An art-deco building its copper domes, arches and ornate ceilings reflect the grandeur of palaces of a bygone era. It is decorated ornately and with exquisite care, each priceless hand-woven carpets to brass antique, detailed crystal to the finest bone china has been discerningly hand-picked. It offers an experience of world class luxury.
The hotel offers 254 modern, cozy and elegantly decorated rooms and suites classified as Executive Suite, Deluxe Suite, Deluxe Room, Conservatory Room, Royal Club, Turret Suite and Presidential Suite. The 3500 square foot Maharaja Suite, located on the 5th floor, offers panoramic views of the inner courtyard with lush gardens and the mist covered waterfalls. Some other facilities at this wonderful 5 star hotel are 24 hours room service, airport/station transfers, doctor on call, same day laundry, money changer, fax, e-mail, internet access, safe deposit lockers, baby sitting, valet, travel desk , hot/ cold running water, telephone with STD/ISD facility, mini bar, room safe, hair dryer, business centre, executive floor, beauty parlour, shopping arcade, health club, swimming pool and a spa. It has three famous restaurants, Citrus, Zen and Jamavar and the bar is simply called the Bar.
Situated on 23, Airport Road in Bangalore it is 10 minutes from the city center, 7 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the shopping district.
The Taj West End ( 5 Star Deluxe Hotel)
Sleek and stylish, this 5 star deluxe hotel provides every luxury to please the discerning traveller. The hotel is spread over 20 acres of landscaped gardens and is a fine tribute to Bangalore, the garden city of India. Situated a mere 15 minute drive away from the business, entertainment, and shopping districts, it is near to the race course, golf course and the planetarium.
The hotel offers 122 well furnished rooms and suites, providing world class modern amenities and facilities to please both business and leisure travellers alike. Amenities include internet connectivity in all rooms, in room fax, data ports for PCs and modems, 2 line speaker phone with international direct dial facility, minibar, personal safe, channel music, colour television with satellite programmes, 24 hour room service, laundry service, private verandahs overlooking lush gardens as well as complementary use of steam, sauna, jacuzzi, and gymnasium at the fitness centre for all guests. Some of the other facilities here are a swimming pool, fitness centre, travel desk, car rental, pastry shop, book shop, shopping arcade, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers, doctor on call and baby sitting, flood lit tennis court, arrangements for golf and horse riding on request.
The Blue Ginger restaurant here is known for its authentic Vietnamese cuisine, Mynt is the 24 hour coffee shop and the Blue bar is the stylishly open air lounge bar here.