A cutting-edge hideaway in the business district, The Park feels like a stylish home from home. Its rooftop pool and designer looks create a haven of cool on frenetic Anna Salai, and the address itself was once a famous film studio – a fact reflected in the decor. A place to see and be seen, it has a lively range of places to eat and drink as well as a spa and salon that will always leave you feeling refreshed after a busy day in this buzzing eastern metropolis. Getting around is easy, as the airport and railway station are both close at hand.
Situated on the ninth floor with a vista of the city rooftops, Aura Spa is a destination in itself promising a world away from the hectic urban jungle below. Its nine ‘sanctuaries’ embody the energising colours of the iconic Navaratna gems which perfectly reflect this temple to health and healing. Treatments here include regional rituals alongside international spa wisdom, and you’ll also find steam and sauna rooms plus a whirlpool and a fully kitted out gym suitable for workouts, yoga and meditation.
Being a member of the globally renowned Design Hotels family, expect nothing less than brilliant at this well-appointed pad. The 214 rooms and suites have sleek lines and a stripped-back colour palette that contrasts with cosy comfort from the custom-made beds and feather pillows. Muted silver and grey hues are boosted by original film posters; functional workspaces and plenty of tech-gadgetry tick all your work boxes, while bathrooms come with glass sinks and rainforest showers for that extra touch of luxury.
Perfect for doing a spot of shopping for gifts, travel essentials and Indian crafts, The Box is The Park’s very own bijou boutique. Beauty products, English-language books and hand-woven shawls all vie for your attention here. Pamper yourself in The Salon or sooth away your stresses at the Aura Spa, and be sure to head to the rooftop where under the open skies you can take a dip in the refreshing pool and chill at the water’s edge on sheltered day beds. Fuchsia drapes, sequins and subtle red light create a dramatic affair at Pasha nightclub, where the drinks and music combine for the perfect night out.
Boasting a 24-hour restaurant, The Park has plenty of exciting food and drink on offer whenever your hunger strikes. Indian and international fare is served at Six-O-One meaning a platter of dishes from tandoor specialities to a pasta bar and dreamy desserts. If you fancy a more spiritual offering, seek out the Buddhist and Hindu-inspired interiors of Lotus, which brings Southeast Asia to India with an inviting oriental ambiance and authentic Thai cuisine par excellence.
601 Anna Salai RoadChennai 600006India