History of Indian Hospitality

History of Indian luxury hospitality.  Indian hospitality has been renowned for centuries as we believed in a phrase "Atithi Devo Bhawa."  - The guest is the god. We treat our guests like God. However, Indian luxury hospitality doesn't have as illustrous past as European counterparts.  First Movers   Mr. Jamshethji Tata was the first person to open famous Taj Mahal hotel Mumbai in...
Introduction ITC Sonar got on my radar for two reasons: My brother and father had visited it on their trip. According to them, this was one of the best culinary experiences they’ve ever had. They really enjoyed the lunch here and wanted me to try it.   I was visiting Kolkata anyway and found amazing new year rates.Hence I decided...
Introduction [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6WCgTXXRDs] You can read the last report about my first night at ITC Sonar here. In this report, I will only explore the suite room. Check-In I got a call from Ms. Kunju that a suite room was available and she could show it to me. She showed me two of them, and here I'm going to talk about...
Introduction Post being upgraded to  Platinum status  with SPG, I decided it was time to bring over the family to ITC Grand Bharat(a luxury collection property). This was going to be one of my more extravagant stays while in India. ITC Grand Bharat is, after all, the only category 6 property in  I spent days going through its videos...
Introduction I have stayed at Sheraton Saket multiple times before. You can read my last report here and here. The last time I reviewed the traditional suite room with Sheraton. However, this time, the hotel has recently gone under renovation for the entire 7th So if you want to check out the refurbished room, ask for 7th floor. Previously...

Review- ITC Maurya II

Introduction I have already written about my stay at ITC Maurya here. I have already covered Club Lounge, Internet, Fitness centre and few other stuff already. This post is regarding my stay at ITC One room (suite). There is something remarkable about the lobby that I have not captured yet. Check-In I went straight to Club ITC check in desk...
Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jodhpur Sightseeing Umaid Bhawan Historical Suite Umaid Bhawan Maharani Suite ITC Rajputana at Jaipur Le Meridien Jaipur Westin Pushkar Gateway Resort Pushkar Pushkar and Ajmer Sightseeing ITC Maratha Mumbai Introduction There are very few ITC hotels that haven’t been graced by yours truly. I just happen to be a huge fan of their luxury collection chain. So...
Read part I of the post here My Observation and timetable I had booked a Luxury Privilege package. So I was entitled to a room upgrade. I forgot to check or I would have gotten Premier Suite which is one category higher than my room. I booked 2 rooms and I would be getting credit for 2 nights. You don’t...
Entry to the hotel. It is difficult to get someone to agree to come to reach this hotel from the airport without feeling ripped off. It is about 1 km from the airport which should get you there in the bare minimum. Taking Uber/Ola doesn’t make sense because airport charges for them are high. Airport taxis charge a bomb for...
This is the second installment of Indian Hospitality series.  You can read History of Indian luxury hospitality here. As promised, now we would look into one of the largest and upcoming luxury hotelier chain in ITC. History of ITC Hotels Modest start ITC began its business life in 1910, operating out of a modest office in Radha Bazar Street in Calcutta. At...
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