We stayed here for a couple of days in December 2012. Between being in a state of reconstruction and the elevator not working, it was a good value-for-money kind of stay. The deluxe AC room was small but well equipped with a queen size bed and a TV that sticks to majorly Tamil channels. The best part was the efficient and fully working AC, which is a kind of rarity in Chennai hotels. You can order in food but the quality is just above average. Tried the Paneer Noodles and the Chili Prawns which were passable. Bathroom was clean with running hot water. Location is probably the USP of this hotel, very near to the US embassy as well as to Express Avenue. Reception staff, however, could do better - not very helpful and could definitely think about being more friendly!
In a nutshell, a value-for-money place thats near to shopping destinations.