The Grand Chola in Chennai"The Grand Chola in Chennai is the first seven star hotel in India. This superior luxury hotel is still under construction and is expected to be open by 2011.
ITC Grand Chola is a 600-deluxe-room Seven Star hotel that would offer 100 service high end apartments, 958,000 square foot of built area, 75,000 square foot of retail space and 100,000 square feet of conference and exhibition facilities at Mount Road in Chennai. The proposed hotel will come up over a million square foot area in an eight-acre plot.
The proposed project, that would reflect the State's ethos through the use of temples and gopurams in the design of the hotel, is expected to open its doors to visitors in the fourth quarter of 2011. The hotel has been designed by the Singapore based SRSS architects.
Apart from rooms, the complex would also have a private multiplex capable of seating up to 100 guests and could be used as a venue for special viewing of films, documentaries or holding lectures. Similarly, in an effort to ensure that the service apartments cater to the needs of a larger cross section of local and international travellers, it would offer one, two and three bedroom set.
Commercial facilities include restaurants, a health spa, banquet space, an exhibition space and underground parking for 1,000-cars
The development of the hotel is being planned in such a manner that it could eventually become a one-stop shop for a variety of travellers including the large number of global companies that have already invested or were planning to invest in the State, industry analysts believe.
Although the hotel is not talking about its the pricing strategy as yet, officials say that the property would be priced in a manner that provides best value for money for all the services that are to be provided under one roof."
To be noted: Belive me there is only one recognized 7 star hotel in the world (the Town House Galleria in Milan), and The grand chola is one of the 5 7star hotels under construction in the world