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The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

Quite lovingly and fondly known as the 'Grand Dame of Chowringhee', The Oberoi Grand is situated in a prime location, near the central business district, amidst the bustling markets and cultural landmarks of Kolkata, the city of joy. Being located just 25 km from the Airport makes this Hotel most centrally placed.

Long back in the 1880s, The Oberoi Grand was mostly patronized by the leading entities of the country during the colonial era. That patronage continues and today The Oberoi Grand hosts spectacular functions for the Heads of State. Having withstood the lashes of time for over 125 years, The Oberoi Grand combines classic architecture and charm with state of the art amenities and facilities, offering guests an oasis of tranquility.

The hotel features elegantly appointed rooms, equipped with all modern facilities. The total inventory of 209 rooms may be classified as Deluxe rooms (64), Luxury rooms (62), Premier rooms (29), Premier balcony rooms (33), Classic suite (3), Deluxe suite (3), and Luxury Presidential suite (3).

Covering a vast 1,350 square feet (125 square metres), with high ceilings and glass-paneled doors, the Presidential Suite epitomizes the qualities of height, light and space. It includes two large bedrooms with four-poster beds, two bathrooms, a living room, a dining room and five balconies, with views of the verdant garden and mesmerizing swimming pool. The Fitness center 2100 is well equipped and offers service round the clock.

Situated in a separate wing of the hotel, is the Oberoi Spa; off a colonial-style hallway lit by spectacular chandeliers. From here, guests are afforded refreshing views of the outdoor pool and verdant quadrant garden, which during colonial times functioned as a dance floor and an ice rink.

All these rooms are well presented and elegantly furnished that offer impeccable service. They are equipped with all modern facilities beautifully amalgamating with the colonial architecture and feel. The Deluxe and Luxury suites offer the view of the palm-fringed courtyard and pool. They feature teak floor, king sized four poster beds, and separate sitting room, walk-in closet, two balconies, DVD player and a fax machine to help its guests effortlessly manage work while on a holiday.

With over 13,000 square feet (1208 square meters) of banqueting space and the largest pillar less ballroom in the city, The Oberoi Grand was the first hotel to be acquired by Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi, founder of The Oberoi Group. Under his flagship, it became known for its classic style and modern facilities. The Oberoi Grand lobby is known for its 200 year old wooden handmade piano and iconic Grand chandelier.

The Oberoi Grand offers dining in form of La Terrasse, an all-day dining restaurant that offers an array of International cuisine. Baan Thai, widely recognized as the premier Thai restaurant in the country offers exquisite Thai cuisine with a multitude of sea food dishes.

After a long day, one can enjoy some great moments over goblets of finest spirits, comprising of choices of wine, at the Chowringhee Bar. Relax here before or after dinner with friends, colleagues and a selection of fine wines, beers and spirits.

Come and feel the magnanimity of this century and a quarter old luxurious abodeā€¦!