ITC Hotels has announced the launch of ITC Grand Bharat, a new all-suite retreat in the New Delhi Capital Region.
A member of Starwood's Luxury Collection, the new property will offer South Asia’s first 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and ITC’s spa brand, Kaya Kalp. Check out this video tour of the property:
Set amidst the Aravali hills, the 300-acre estate is 45 minutes from the capital city of New Delhi in Gurgaon. The ITC Grand Bharat was designed in tribute to the grandeur of India, with nationally-inspired architecture and interior design. The 100 luxury suites and four presidential villas are each catered to by ITC’s Hospitality Management Institute’s young managers in the making, as “Retreat Hosts,” facilitating bespoke experiences for resident guests.
ITC Hotels aims to embody a “Responsible Luxury” ethos with eco-embedded architecture, interior design, services and staff. The company has earned the LEED Platinum rating for all its luxury hotels.
The retreat’s 100 Deluxe Suites and four Presidential Villas have a blend of Indian architectural influences with detailed woodwork, rich fabrics, marble and rich engineered wooden flooring interspaced with hand tufted carpets.
Suites either have lounging patios that lead to semi-private lap pools, or terraces with picturesque views. The living room, bedroom and bathroom are all private spaces which are compartmentalized by sliding doors. A “Retreat Host” is available 24/7.
The four Presidential residences include a fleet of service associates in attendance around the clock. Each villa design is inspired by a dynasty from India’s past – Maurya, Mughal, Maratha and Chola.
With a “Well-Being” chef at the helm, the resort’s kitchens serve up low-calorie and “Swasthya” cuisine. Dining options include: Aravali Pavilion (three-meal period restaurant showcasing Modern India Mosaics), The India Room (debuting creative European classics), the Peacock Bar (featuring molecular cocktails plus an extensive wine and malt collection) and Apas Promenade (poolside marquee lounge featuring regional specialities).
The hotel also offers “Cuisine Classica,” a hands-on workshop where guests learn how to cook an array of dishes from the resort’s executive chefs.
ITC’s indigenous spa brand, Kaya Kalp, has nine therapy rooms, offering comprehensive beauty treatments incorporating traditional indigenous therapies and ancient Ayurvedic practices.
In addition to a fitness center, the ITC Grand Bharat has a Yoga Master who leads private and small group sessions, with a special focus on Yoga Nidra practice.
The centerpiece of the estate is South Asia’s first 27-hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course with an accompanying clubhouse. Budding golfing enthusiasts can make use of the resort’s “Golf Academy.”
In addition to golf, guests can enjoy nature walks and hikes into the hills, explore the vast grounds via complimentary Segways or bikes, take a tumble while Zorbing, or whack a few balls around playing tennis, squash or croquet. Indoors, a Lounger’s Library, private movie theater and billiards area are available.