BANGALORE, India—The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has officially opened the doors of its first luxury hotel in India. Located in the heart of downtown Bangalore, India’s third largest city.
The 277 room city-center Ritz-Carlton hotel embraces tradition with the 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.
Jaali screens offer a sense of privacy while allowing light to flow through them. A marble staircase is the center piece of the hotel interior and decorative paintings and sculptures, coupled with intricate Jaali patterns, are all carefully blended to form 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.
“We are redefining the international standard for luxury hospitality in India with a truly unique property in Bangalore,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
“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 introduces seven fine dining restaurants, 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 round out the hotel amenities.
Business facilities offered at the hotel include a range of meeting rooms. THe property features the 600-square-meter Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, one permanent boardroom, and three function rooms with natural light.