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ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

This ornate, palatial tribute to Southern India's greatest empires – the Imperial Cholas – overlooks verdant foliage in the heart of Chennai. It embodies the highest standards in Indian hospitality balanced with elegant restraint in a prime property with a distinct personality. The ITC Grand Chola has 522 rooms and 78 luxuriously appointed serviced apartments. Its 600 spacious guest rooms, suites and luxury serviced apartments, are the epitome of Indian grace and style, expertly appointed with thoughtful amenities. It exceeds the needs of both the business traveller as well as the bespoke requirements of the destination connoisseur. The delights of this luxurious hotel are multifarious. As a fascinating throwback to a vibrant period in Indian history, ITC Grand Chola stands for timeless beauty and luxury. Built in the midst of the business hub of Guindy and located on Mount Road, ITC Grand Chola in Chennai is within close proximity to many key areas of Chennai and is just 8 km away from the domestic and international airport. This luxury hotel which exceeds the grandeur of existing luxury hotels in Chennai is also an ideal destination for both business and leisure sojourns. The well-connected roads and transportation system enable easy accessibility to commercial points and key areas in the city.

ITC Grand Chola stands apart from existing luxury hotels in Chennai; the hotel expresses the glory of the Chola Dynasty – the greatest maritime power to have arisen in the region of South Asia. In its grandeur and royalty, splendid columns and stairways, granite carvings and vast spaces, ITC Grand Chola is an inspired rendition of the vision of the Great Masters. A symbol of entrepreneurship and the ideals of modern day creativity, ITC Grand Chola is indeed a beacon for the hospitality industry. Its monumental scale, intricacy of design and grandeur of space, reflects the rich cultural heritage of the city in which it is placed. This synergy of history and best-in-class hotel services will set new benchmarks for luxury in India and the world. ITC Hotels' flagship property in the Southern region of India, has been built to recall the grandeur of the Golden Era in Indian history in a modern retelling – this five-star luxury business hotel’s separate wings feature a set of luxurious serviced apartments with the largest banquet and exhibition spaces in the country and the finest of fine dining and accommodation that is truly spectacular.

Towering facades and flowing architecture of the Hotel are leaves taken from the aesthetics of the Cholas..

The eponymous Chola pattern displayed in the Hotel was originally casted in bronze by the Cholas..

ITC Grand Chola is spread across a large 8 acre property with uniquely carved and textured exterior that exhibit a reflection of the influence of traditional temple architectures, with particular reference to the Brihadeeshwara temple..

Dominant themes run throughout the hotel in the form of visual leitmotifs including carved elephants raising their trunks in veneration, the Wheel of Life or the Chakra, the four petalled clover floral motif and the intricate fretwork on panels and columns—each carefully chosen for its relevance to Chola themes. .

The ceiling is dressed with a spectacular expanse of shimmering crystal chandeliers in the shape of domes interspersed with deeply carved motifs of flowers, to enhance the feeling of being in a timeless space..

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