Shangri-La opens new hotel in Bangalore, India

The new 397-room Shangri-La Bengaluru is sited on nearly two acres of land between the central business district and residential suburb, overlooking Bangalore Palace and Cubbon Park.

Located 30 minutes from the international airport, Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru stands 19-storeys tall in a leafy blue ribbon suburb on Palace Road.  Reminiscent of a bygone regal era, the nine-metre high lobby showcases nine impressive cylindrical chandeliers, each weighing shy of half a tonne, while imposing marble columns highlighted by wall sconces call attention to intricate Indian motifs.

Guestrooms present a soothing retreat in beige. Starting from 41 square metres, each room is accented by a tufted leather headboard and plush patterned carpeting. Outfitted in locally sourced New Gold Vein marble, the bathrooms are spacious and built-in with a wardrobe, bathtub, separate walk-in rain shower and antique bronze mirrors. The hotel’s 30 suites – awash in colours of gold, plum and green – range from 98 to 274 square metres, and include three Governor Suites and the palatial Shangri-La Suite.

Shang Palace, Shangri-La’s signature Chinese restaurant, led by Chef Lin Lin Yang will be the place to entertain over Cantonese dim sum, barbeque specialities, the flavours of Sichuan, Beijing and north-east China, as well as regional vegetarian dishes. The hotel features four other restaurants, three of which will open gradually after the soft opening of the hotel.

The CHI Spa of the hotel boasts a fusion of chi techniques and Ayurveda treatments namely Udhwartana, Shirodhara, Pinda and Sweda may be experienced in one of nine treatment rooms, including VIP couple suites and a dedicated Ayurveda room.