Making a stay choice In Bangalore can easily be the toughest decision about the trip (pun intended). There are places and there are distances and if one doesn't get you the other will! I've started to stick to the Fortune option of late, due to the options across the city, thought even there you need to decide whether you want to pick for the evening or the morning. Fortune hotels are after all meant to be all about value, while delivering an acceptable standard of comfort and efficiency. Being on the list, I got this mailer about the new My Fortune at Richmond Road. Since the intro rates looked very good and evenings also mattered this time, I decided to give it a go. My experience? At the end of the trip the one regret I had was that this was just a two-day visit!
The hotel is really compact, efficient and yes, Luxurious. In that it stands out from all the others I've stayed at even at higher prices, with the bonus being that it is a brand new property and in a wonderful part of city-centre. I could actually walk across to Brigade road for several dinner choices! Inside, it has the works, from a nice spa and gym with a pool, to a lavish buffet spread. Unfortunately, the liquor licence was still in the mail and due to arrive the week after my visit :-(
I had a couple of nice evenings after work and good workout in the morning, with the location enabling me to catch up with old friends. The service was excellent, though I kept seeing too many new faces among the staff - probably a combination of low occupancy at the beginning and maybe lots of trainees? One tip though - ITC needs to let their neighborhood know who they are - the cabs were a bit confused about the exact location. Now this may be good neighborly when you're the hotel around the corner, but hey I'm from out of town and need to get back!
So all told, a lovely experience and I'm sure to catch it a couple of times more while the intro rates hold, by which time it could well become a habit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- My Fortune- Member ITC's Hotel Group stands for best in class full service stylish business hotels with young, vibrant and tech-enabled features, offering guests a place where they can have their own space. A place where the cool and breezy ambiance is blended seamlessly with warm, personalized and efficient service. With a premier downtown business address on Richmond Road, My Fortune, Bengaluru is a modern, trendy lifestyle hotel where you can hang loose, have things your way and just be yourself. The combination of excellent location, well-appointed rooms including 79 Standard Rooms, 32 Fortune Club Rooms, and 4 suites, conferencing and banqueting space to accommodate up to 400 persons, and a Wellness Centre with Spa, steam, sauna facility, Swimming Pool and Gymnasium, make this hotel a preferred destination with a complete offering that caters to all your business or leisure travel needs and more. Complementing these are our signature Restaurants offering gourmet dining experiences with My Indian Oven - the specialty restaurant that is enchantingly Indian, My Cafe - the 24 hour multi-cuisine restaurant and My Space - the cool 'n' trendy bar & lounge. ... more less
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