Travellers from all over the world visit Chennai on a regular basis for various reasons. Be it business or leisure travellers would either prefer hotels that will serve their preferable cuisine or prefer to just have a comfortable stay that has a little blend of Indian tradition. Here are the 10 best 5-star hotels in Chennai.
1. ITC Grand Chola
ITC Grand Chola is the third largest hotel in India. The first two are Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel and Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Built on a 1,600,000 sq ft area, the hotel is built based upon the Dravidian architecture. The theme is reflected in every aspect of this grand hotel starting from the four entrances to the naming of their suites.
There are 522 rooms and 78 luxuriously appointed serviced apartments. It has restaurants, spa and wellness centre, dining halls/event rooms as well as Presidential Suite. The hotel has a huge car parking that can hold up to 800 cars. Located in Guindy, the hotel is easily accessible from the airport.
2. The Leela Palace Chennai
This is city’s seafront hotel overlooking the Bay of Bengal. It has restaurants, a bar, gym/fitness centre, swimming pools, a shopping arcade and 11,600 square feet of Grand Ballroom area for special events. One of the finest hotels in Chennai and is sought after hotel for conferences. It is located in M.R.C Nagar.
3. Park Hyatt Chennai
This luxury hotel is designed for the modern age. It has serene lily ponds and a courtyard with 201 rooms and suites. One of its attractions is ‘The Flying Elephant’ restaurant which is spread over multiple levels. The hotel’s banquet space (8,072 sq ft) is divisible into six rooms. It is a major attraction for the art lovers in Chennai as it hosts some beautiful art sculptures and is a popular venue for art shows. It is located on Velachery High Road.
4. Taj Coromandel
This hotel aims to please their guests at every turn. They have over 205 elegantly appointed rooms which come with a 24-hour cyber butler, wireless connectivity and a variety of dining options. There are also 8 conference rooms which seats between 20-800 people. It is located on Mahatma Gandhi Road in Nungambakkam.
5. Taj Connemara
This hotel was initially built as an Imperial hotel in the year 1854 and later in 1890’s re-established Taj Connemara. It is closely located very close to the city’s first mall, Spencer Plaza. This 5-star hotel is one of the heritage structures of Chennai. It was renovated in 2004, adding over 100 rooms, it now has 150 rooms. It houses a multi-cuisine restaurant and 24-hour coffee house. Situated on Binny Road it is easily accessible from Egmore and Central Railway station.
6. Hilton Chennai
One of more modern hotels in Chennai in the last 10 years is Hilton hotel. It is located in J.N. Salai which is only 15 minutes from the International airport. The architecture is world class and is owned by Hilton Hotels and Resorts. It has fine dining restaurants with a 24-hour cafe and can accommodate over a 1000 guests.
7. Crowne Plaza Chennai
Formerly the Sheraton Hotel, it has upgraded to keep up with ever changing needs of a growing demographic. It is a 6 storeyed building with over 283 rooms and 38 suites. There is a fitness and wellness centre, underground parking, swimming pools and numerous restaurants. It is located on TTK Road in Alwarpet.
8. Taj Club House
Located on Club House Road, it consists of seven floors with over 220 rooms. It has a grand ballroom fit for all events such as wedding or business parties. There are several restaurants as well as an advanced fitness centre.
9. Hyatt Regency
This hotel when built was one of the tallest in the city after LIC building at that time. The hotel is rich in art and has a great architecture. With 18 floors, the hotel houses 325 rooms and has a car park that holds 300 vehicles at a time. The hotel also hosts a shopping complex called the Ramee mall.
10. Le-Royal Meridien
The hotel is built upon 3.44 acres of land with about one-third of the area is landscaped holds 240 rooms that includes the royal suites, standard and royal club rooms. The hotel has 3 restaurants and serving Indian, Mediterranean, Continental, Chinese and South-East Asian Cuisine. Located in Kathipara Junction, it is easily accessible from the International Airport.
Few of other top 5 stars hotels of Chennai are Fisherman’s Cove, Radisson blue, Hotel Trident and Hotel Raintree. If you are visiting Chennai for a business trip, for a conference or simply leisure travel, the city offers you plenty of options and never stops to delight you.