Thursday, September 24, 2009

New ITC hotel blends garden and hospitality

New ITC hotel blends garden and hospitality

Bangalore: ITC is all set to open the doors of its second luxury 5-star property in Bangalore. Situated at No. 1 Residency Road with an over arching view of the centuryold Bangalore Club, ITC Royal Gardenia is a 300 room, 11-storey high hotel.
A unique feature of the property, keeping in tune with Bangalore’s image of being a Garden City, is a lobby area that is adorned with vertical hanging gardens.
This opens out into a Lotus Pavilion in the central courtyard, reminiscent of Tipu Sultan’s Palace at Srirangapatna. The hotel’s Vertical Gardens are built on steel structures and irrigated by a drip irrigation system.
The water drips evenly and provides moisture to every plant along the entire length. It collects at the base and is recycled for use.
The entire vertical garden area has around 25,000 plants. It reaches up to the 12th floor.
According to Nakul Anand, chief executive, ITC Hotels Division, “An ‘eco responsible’ ethos is an inherent part of our system and in creating ITC Royal Gardenia, the challenge was to see how luxury and responsibility could be in harmony. Bangalore has always been India’s ultimate garden city and in our own small way, we hope to be able to give back to the city what time took away.” The group’s internationally feted Kaya Kalp Spa brand is part of the property, and so is ITC’s other fine dining restaurant brands.


At Friday, November 27, 2009 at 4:30:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds good!! Can't wait to get there...


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