Want a break from the mundane? Staycation is the way to go. A lot of Bengalureans are now taking an uplifting break from their spazzed out schedules and indulging in rejuvenating getaways in their own city, soaking in the luxuries to unwind and rejuvenate for the work week ahead and also taking day trips to local attractions nearby over long weekends. RITZ Magazine recommends these stylish staycation hotspots in Bengaluru’s mushrooming selection of business, leisure and boutique hotels making them a personal favourite with the upbeat locals.
BY NAMITA GUPTA
Looking to pamper yourself on the long weekend? Then stay over at one of the largest rooms in the city at Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks and indulge in a luxurious getaway in your own city. Attentive staff, lavish meals fit for a global traveller, an impressive spa and comfortable and spacious rooms make it the right choice for an escape from the daily grind. The classy, chic and contemporary interiors are a refreshing departure from the rich colonial style common to other properties. Located in the middle of the city, within Embassy GolfLinks Business Park, Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks is a beautiful blend of an upper upscale and full service hotel with the largest rooms in the city.
A walk through the hotel: Manish Garg, General Manager, Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks, and Jitu Virwani, the CMD of Embassy group have left no stones unturned when it comes to hospitality. As we walk around the hotel, we’re immersed in a new world of contemporary design with eye-catching art installations. The largest hotel rooms in Bengaluru with fully equipped kitchenettes and an ergonomic work desk make it an apt choice for a comfortable home away from home, where everything is taken care of. The Studio Deluxe has uninterrupted views of the spectacular greens of Karnataka Golf Course or the landscaped pool area. The suites are indulgent with one and two bedrooms with golf course or swimming pool views and luxurious furnishings. Even the bathroom is spacious like a spa with a huge bath, rainforest shower, double sink and heated towel rails.
Signature Brand restaurants: Hilton’s signature poolside alfresco restaurant, The SaltGrill, uses Himalayan salt slab grills to cook meat and veggies. It is swanky for a date night, and also great to relax with family and friends. Ministry of Food highlights chef’s curated buffets every day. The restaurants are also known for their different themed lavish Saturday and Sunday brunches. Klinx, the quintessential lobby bar, serves whiskies, wines and yummy bites. Creative cocktails take pride here. At re:cess, you can enjoy fresh coffee, conversations and more. With three dining venues and a bar offering global cuisines, you have something to look forward to at every meal during your stay here. Going a step further, we also took a sneak-peek behind-the-scenes at their patisserie and the process of how they bake their desserts and craft chocolates from scratch in a completely streamlined and impressive manner.
Brand’s Signature elements and facilities: The facilities include a 24-hour fully equipped fitness centre and wellness centre. The temperature-controlled, pool located in the courtyard is ideal for an energising dip. The Deep Tissue Massage at the O2 Spa was just what was needed to release my chronic muscle tension through slow strokes and direct deep pressure across the grain of the muscles releasing toxins and helping in blood circulation. Truly, an ideal retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!
Where: Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks, Embassy Golf Links Business Park, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Bangalore. www.hilton.com