Top Luxury & Boutique Hotels In Chennai
My previous article on traveler’s guide to a day in Chennai was met with queries regarding luxury and boutique hotels in Chennai. Hence I decided to put together a list of luxury and mid-segment hotels in Chennai.
(Luxury hotel bookings in Chennai for business & leisure travel in alphabetical order)
ITC GRAND CHOLA
Rarely do you find such a massive space as ITC Grand Chola in middle of the city. The Chola era architecture and the size of the hotel is jaw-dropping. This is probably among the most opulent hotels with interesting architecture drawing inspiration from the regal patterns of South Indian temples. ITC Grand Chola is the place for an opulent stay in Chennai.
Located next to the governor’s residence, alongside the Guindy Forest Reserve, Park Hyatt Chennai is highly recommended for short stays for business and leisure travellers. The hotel is at close proximity to the airport and prime business districts of the city and is better than Hayyat Regency (Teynampet) in terms of the look, design and amenities. The Flying Elephant located in the hotel is among the most famous lounges in Chennai and the infinity edge pool on the rooftop that captures breathtaking views of the city.
Sheraton Park is located in the heart o Chennai echoing the city’s comfortable amalgamation of heritage within a modern metropolitan reality. The hotel is also home to Chennai’s one of the most popular night club Dublin. The club has multiple levels, which makes it fun because you have space to move about.
THE LEELA PALACE
The Leela Palace is the city’s first and only seafront city hotel. Right from the royal motifs & lighting on the wall as you alight from the car late in the night, the place is grand & opulent in its decor. Ask for a room facing the bay for a splendid view of sunrise from the sea. If you are looking for an extra bed go for the city view room as they are more spacious.
Located next to the Phoenix Mall in the bustling and developing commercial hub of Velachery, the hotel is cosy with elegant and sophisticated spaces and a great restaurant. The view from the room facing the pool offers a bird’s eye view of the city.
(Few boutique hotels in Chennai in alphabetical order)
E Hotel, the chic and trendy boutique hotel located in Express Avenue Mall. Having the mall connecting is an additional plus point to do shopping without having to go out to the streets. This boutique hotel has contemporary interiors, global vegetarian cuisine, and pleasant service amidst a tranquil environment.
THE PARK POD
The Park Pod is a 20 room boutique hotel located in the high street of Chennai’s fashion district – Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam. The hotel’s decor is elegant and contemporary. A driveway studded with twinkling lights slips into a space dominated by floating lights & lots of lustrous glass. Enjoy a swim in the startling red mosaic-tiled lap pool while the Resident DJ plays lounge & house tracks.
VIVANTA BY TAJ, CONNEMARA
This hotel is not for the sassy but gentlemen. If you are among those who like wood over metal and plastic, head to Vivanta by Taj, Connemara – Chennai’s 19th century vintage property in heart of old Chennai with exotic art deco ambience. It’s a beautiful property reminiscing the colonial British era. The property and rooms are both spacious and quite. There are a lot of photographs of some of the historic moments in the property’s 160 years of existence. In one word, the stay here is ‘enchanting’.