Chola dynasty was one of the longest-ruling dynasties in southern India. Chola kings contributed much towards the Dravidian Temple architecture. The Brihadisvara temple at Thanjavur built by the Great Raja Raja Chola and the temple of Gangaikondacholisvaram at Gangaikondacholapuram built by his son Rajendra Chola are the living examples of the Golden age of Cholas.
The ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
If Chola dynasty is our great past, The ITC Grand Chola at Chennai is one institution that inspired from the Cholas. Indiblogger organised a preview meetup and I had this wonderful opportunity to visit and have a glimpse of this great landmark.
The Preview meetup was interesting. Met lots of blogger friends, played some games, live tweeted the event, had great food but the best part of it was the preview of the ITC Grand Chola. It took us almost 2 hours to go around and have a glimpse, that too a portion of the Grand hotel.
ITC Hotels are India’s premier chain of Luxury hotels. They have more than 100 hotels in over 70 destinations across the country. Now ITC have come up with ITC Grand Chola, the World’s largest LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment Design by USGBC & IGBC) platinum certified hotel in the new construction category. So here are some numbers that will give you an idea about how Grand the ITC Grand Chola is,
ITC Grand Chola in Numbers
1,00,000 Sq.ft of banqueting
30,000 sq.ft Ballroom named Rajendra
27,000 sq.ft retail space
23,000 sq ft of Royal Spa-Kaya Kalp
4380 sq.ft Rajaraja: The Grand Presidential Suite
2870 sq.ft Karikalan, The Presidential Suite
2650 sq.ft luxurious auditorium called Kalai
929 Sq.ft The Tanjore boardroom
615 Sq.ft Pure rooms
405 Sq.ft Club rooms
In a nut shell
522 luxurious rooms
78 serviced apartments
14 Luxury Suites
1 ITC Grand Chola
The real game changers
ITC Grand Chola has some real game changers when it comes to customer experience and concern towards environment.
ITC Grand Chola is the most carbon positive infrastructure, means minimal energy consumption.
The guests can control anything and everything from the iPad, be it switching on/off the lights, Locking the doors, surfing the TV channels or ordering food.
ITC Grand Chola is not just a hotel but an institution and truly recalls the grandeur of the great Cholas. For more details, visit http://www.itchotels.in/Hotels/itcgrandchola