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The newest generation of Ritz Carlton hotels has been very impressive to us so far. The modern ambiance with exclusive comforts is fascinating with each new property and our recent visit to Bangalore was no exception.
In the heart of a thriving city which is India’s tech capital, sits this lofty high rise. The noise and traffic roar outside but immediately entering the property all is still as a long driveway with garden walls welcomes you to quiet repose.
The hotel entrance is marked by many friendly smiles from helpful staff. To our amazement they knew who we were by name upon arrival, which is fascinating since we’d never been to the property before and they had no indication of when we would arrive. We’ve heard others affirm the same thing too. We were graciously accompanied to the check in on the executive lounge floor where a seamless process of welcome was completed being offered some food and beverages while check in was underway.
Our accommodation was a beautiful corner room with views in 2 directions over the city. The floor was a beautiful array of rich wood. Curtains, furniture and upholstery were made of heavy and ornate fabrics very evocative of local culture. The soaking tub, white stone walls and rain shower made the bathroom a place for graceful indulgence. There were generous amounts of water, tea and Nespresso available at any given time. Most importantly the bed was comfy and relaxing.
A place to renew and revitalize
The entire fifth floor of the hotel is a place to refine, tone and relax the body. It starts with a scenic lap pool on an open air roof. Then a well equipped gym with very approachable trainers invites one to a great workout. There is next in the lineup a renowned hair spa by Rossano Ferretti. The main spa area offers a wide range of treatments, which we tried and found excellent and approachable in pricing. The spa area has a sauna, steam room, massage pool and a relaxation room all of which are artfully designed. The Spa is open until 2am daily.
The lofty lounge
The hotel lounge is an amazing place for attentive service with delightful cuisine. From breakfast, to lunch, to tea, cocktails and desserts there are no shortage of indulgent foods to enjoy from early morning to late night. Staff took note of our preferences and made each visit delightful. The food options included local offerings, International and Middle Eastern cuisine. The evening drinks selection was very generous too.
Bang and The Market
The hotel has a vibrant rooftop bar called Bang which has an electric atmosphere each night with a good crowd and pulsing music. The bar seems a mile long and for those who love a city view the night air is magical. The Market offers all day dining options and it is the place which hosts the hotel’s main breakfast offering each morning.
All things considered this Ritz Carlton was an enjoyment from start to finish. This property is a bastion of unparalleled service and tasteful luxury.