Located in the heart of the "IT hub" of India, Bengaluru has become a perfect destination for those looking to experience the alluring and luxurious side of this country. Attracting tourists for its cool weather (unlike other cities in India) Bengaluru has be crowned as one of the upcoming trendiest spots in India. With luxury properties and new dining experiences popping up each year, the word has quickly spread of this oasis found in chaos.
The Leela Palaces, Hotel, and Resort is one of those sights to be seen. As one of the most extravagant hotels in the world, The Leela Group was recently voted for the second time by Travel + Leisure readers as one of the top brands in the world at the Travel + Leisure Worlds Best Awards.
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts was established back in 1986 and now owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and leisure destinations across India. These include New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. For over the last three decades, The Leela group has been successfully recognized for its one-of-a-kind properties and is among the world’s leading hotels, known for its excellence in luxury hospitality. And with its ever-growing presence in the luxury travel scene, it’s no wonder this property has been a hot spot for the affluent traveler for years.
The Leela’s Bengaluru property is a palace-like-hotel that offers guests a rare opportunity to experience a historic type of luxury with highly personalized business and leisure services for guests. As the property spreads itself over nine acres, the lush gardens, cascading waterfalls and embellished flower bouquets are all magnificently drawn from inspirations of the Royal Palace of Mysore and Vijayanagar Empire. Think: copper domes, grand archways, and ornate ceilings that reflect the grandeur of the bygone era.
Beautifully fine art, which has been collected from around the world, has meticulously placed throughout the hotel for guests to enjoy and with a core essence that revolves around the belief “Atithi Devo Brava” meaning, Guest is God, it’s safe to say that The Leela’s hospitality is seamlessly on point.
But for one to catch a glimpse of The Leela’s ultimate luxury hotel experience, one should indulge and post up on the 5th floor of the palace. Those who find themselves lucky enough to be on this floor will find themselves officially apart of The Royal Club, which includes the 5+ star amenities and services that come with it. The suites are equipped with every amenity one would need with each one well-designed with chic aesthetics all while bringing the true essence of India. Those who reside on this floor not only receive distinguished and curated experiences but also exclusive advantages saved for these special guests.
From premier facilities and services such as your very own round-the-clock butler to multiple private dining options, a chic champagne, and cigar room, as well as your very own concierge team at your disposal—style, status and service is the name of the game here.
Dining inside The Leela Bengaluru is a luxury experience in itself. With signature restaurants that are known to be some of the best in India, their culinary flair is something not to be missed. One of The Leela’s more well-known restaurants, Jamavar, defines Indian fine dining. With decorative Jamavar shawls, lavish silver table settings and a refined ambiance, the traditional cuisines served here were once known to be feasted by royalty. The dining experience at Jamavar will not only excite your taste buds but, will also invite you to take part in the opulent world of true Indian dishes.
The Leela Bengaluru is also home to other incredible options such as French and Italian cuisines at Le Cirque, which comes highly recommended from well-known food critics back in New York City. There is also the exotic Japanese, Thai and Chinese dishes found at The Leela’s famously-known restaurant, Zen.
However, if you are in the mood for mimosas and brunching The Leela Bengaluru even puts on a glamorous Sunday brunch at their multi-cuisine restaurant Citrus. This restaurant draws both the expat and upper-elite crowd in for a fun afternoon. Plenty of people head this way planning their Sundays around The Citrus’s Sunday Brunch each week fully knowing that they’ll be finding their glasses filled with bubbling mimosas and splurging on some of the finest gourmet dishes in the city. And with an array of inviting and eclectic cuisines found at The Leela Bengaluru, one will most certainly find themselves rolling on out the door.
The experience guests have at The Leela Bengaluru will allow them to catch a sight of what a true luxury hotel looks like. With the lavish rooms, grand decor, incredible dining options and an incredibly amazing staff The Leela Bengaluru is not just a luxury hotel, it’s a luxury experience.