Herve Humler, President & COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company once said that in his hotel he doesn’t have employees. Instead, there are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen. It’s the same sentiment that’s echoed in all The Ritz-Carlton Hotels across the globe. And, the one-year-old The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore is no different.
Standing tall in the heart of the city’s central business district, near one of the most buzzing and happening areas of Bangalore, The Ritz-Carlton easily stands out because of its signature architecture; style and striking long L shaped structure. Spread across 3 acres, this 500,000 sq. ft. property is huge and enjoys the benefit of its location. The hotel is well equipped with 277 rooms, seven restaurants and bars and one of the best spas in the country.
On arrival, guests are not just greeted by every staff of the hotel; but also addressed by their last name, which means, each staff remembers the names of each and every guest staying in the hotel! That sounds impressive. Isn’t it? But wait till you experience the hotel. Besides the staff you are also greeted by an expansive walkway that has a Pablo Picasso sculpture commissioned by Robert St Croix, a patisserie and Ganache-the gift store. The external façade is made of limestone imported from Jerusalem. The hotel also boasts of a grand collection of art pieces, paintings, murals and sculptures.
Guests have the option to choose from deluxe, club deluxe and premier deluxe rooms to suites- executive suite, club executive suite, club grand executive suite, club royal suite and The Ritz-Carlton suite. At the club level on 15th floor, it is a hotel within a hotel with direct access to the new open-air bar BANG, and to unlimited supply of food and beverages best suited for a business traveller. The rooms bear the signature style of all The Ritz-Carlton properties, from the cozy spacious rooms and marble floored bathrooms to full-sized bathtub, rainforest shower head, double sinks and bath amenities from Asprey, London; The Ritz knows how to indulge you. And that’s not enough; you also get a personalized business card for your stay at the hotel that says, “The Ritz Carlton Bangalore, followed by ‘your name’ In Residence.
Eat & Drink
Celebrations are a big part of The Ritz-Carlton culture. To give a feel of Halloween, the hotel last year had organized a special dinner for its patrons at its 24-hour dining place ‘The Market’. It had a delectable menu created by the hotel chefs as a part of the 1st anniversary celebrations. The selection offered some spookily sublime, innovative global recipes. ‘The Market’ also celebrated Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year festivities. Riwaz, the restaurant that brings the best of four regions, Kashmir, Patiala, Jaipur and Agra, recreates flavours, textures and recipes that once pleased the palates of kings and emperors. If you are in mood for some dim sums or stir fries, The Ritz-Carlton has an award-winning restaurant called, The Lantern. The lobster money pouch caviar and truffle scented edamame money pouch are to die for. If you are thirsty, head to The Ritz-Carlton Bar that stocks world famous elixirs including renowned cognacs, ports, hand-selected whisky flights and classic cocktails along side rich comfort food and artisanal cheeses. And for the wine lovers, the hotel has a carefully selected range of wines picked from different parts of the world, as a result the wine inventory at the hotel ranges from 2000-3000 bottles at a time.
Spa at ESPA
Your stay at The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore is incomplete if you haven’t paid a visit to the spa designed and managed by ESPA. The treatments at the spa range from ‘lift and firm eye treatment’ to facial to a 5 hour spa suite package, and is definitely worth the penny. The spa area offers great ambience with 12 rooms and one VIP suite.
In the lap of luxury The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore offers the warmth of a cozy home away from home. After all it’s the ladies and gentlemen who make the place. Who else to learn it from other than The Ritz-Carlton!