Situated on Mount Road within the business hub of Guindy, the ITC Grand Chola stands amid verdant surrounds, offering a tranquil haven that is also close to all the essential destinations in the city of Chennai. Close to the airport, just 8km away, it exudes palatial grandeur and has a warm welcome, while also being an excellent base for business or leisure travellers alike.
Keeping up India’s long-held healing traditions, Kaya Kelp spa will ensure a level of pampering that only royals could dream of. A menu of treatments and ‘journeys’ has been carefully thought out, making use of only the most luxury of products. If you have two hours to spare (and we’re sure that now you will) sign up for Exotic Pomegranate: start off with a fruity body scrub, followed by a signature massage with soothing strokes and powerful aromas, followed by an Indian foot massage that will leave you walking on air.
The style notes here reflect the opulence of the former ruling Chola family. There are 522 rooms and 78 luxury serviced apartments here, creating a stunning array to choose from – and all sure to brighten your day. You may want to book an Executive Club room, which boasts a top-notch workspace, iPads for controlling room functions, and sleek marble bathrooms. Eva rooms are ladies-only and this area benefits from extra security and privacy, as well as thoughtful in-room touches. The suites are some of the best in the city, and boast unique artworks and contemporary aesthetics.
Whether you are getting pampered in the spa, working out in the gym or taking a dip in the swimming pool, the ITC Grand Chola is always a welcoming place for you to retreat to. A travel desk means you can see plenty of the city of Chennai, and more besides. Some of the best places to see within easy reach include the amazing sandy beaches of Covelong, the world-famous Shore Temple at Mamallapuram, and the city of Kanchipuram, famous for its weavers and sacred sites.
Food from the northwest frontier and a rustic ambiance are the hallmarks of Peshawri restaurant, with plenty of simmering spice. Royal Vega oozes regal grandeur and is the place to sample the vegetarian repertoire of the subcontinent and further afield through lip-smacking seasonal cooking. Go global at restaurants Pan Asian and Ottimo Cucina Italiana and enjoy the first-rate buffets with a pantheon of dishes from world cuisines at Madras Pavilion.
No. 63, Mount Road, GuindyChennai- 600032