Where you should stay on your next business trip to India’s Silicon Valley
Located in the heart of Bengaluru’s commercial district, the New Rainbow Business Hotel is walking distance from Brigade Road and MG Road, the hubs of business, entertainment and shopping. Featuring 24 rooms and suites, this is everything a business hotel should be: efficient, elegant, and possessing all the tech-amenities for the fly-in fly-out businessman. This no-frills hotel also comes with an excellent coffee-shop and one fine-dining restaurant, the Royal Crown.
This hotel offers comfort, a great location, and above all, it is totally geared for the business traveller. Apart from a fully-equipped business-centre at ground level, the hotel also offers secretarial services on request. Throw in a 10-seater boardroom with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and a banquet hall for small conferences, and you have the perfect package all under one roof. The 70 Brigades restaurant is open 24 hours.
Swiss hospitality chain Movenpick’s Bengaluru establishment is a comfortable and elegant option if your work is going to keep you to the north-western parts of the city. The 182 rooms offer in-room WiFi internet access, though the views from the suites will tempt you to put your tablet away. Mezzaluna, the Italian restaurant, is perfect for business lunches, while Obsidian, the bar, is great for a post-work round of drinks. Need it be said that a visit to the spa is an absolute must?
With 122 beautifully designed rooms and suites, the Alila Bangalore should be your stay of choice if you’re doing business in Whitefield. Business travellers will appreciate the workstation in each room, the complimentary WiFi access, and the option of round-the-clock in-room dining. To unwind, head to the gym, or the swimming pool, or the spa and if you have still some time left, there’s the well-stocked library.
Bengaluru’s newest business hotel sits in the heart of the city, across Cubbon Park. The rooms here are spacious—the base room itself is 464 sq ft—and are equipped well to suit the business traveller. Wired and wireless internet access, universal plug points, and iPod docks are among the many conveniences. If you need, the hotel also offers secretarial services. And the in-house salon is of great help if you need some grooming before that all-important sales pitch.