|Hotel chain||Hilton Hotels & Resorts|
|Address||124/1, 100 feet Road, Ekkaduthangal
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 032
|Opening||28 February 2011|
|Management||Hilton Hotels & Resorts|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Wimberley Allison Tong & Goo (WATG)|
|Number of rooms||253 (204 operational)|
Hilton Chennai is a five-star luxury hotel located on Inner Ring Road at Ekkaduthangal, Chennai, India. It is located next to the Olympia Technology Park in Guindy and is close to the Kathipara Junction. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style with an initial investment of 4,000 million, it is Hilton's fourth Indian property after Hilton (Janakpuri), Hilton Garden Inn (Saket), both in New Delhi, and Hilton Mumbai International Airport. and was inaugurated by Indian Overseas Bank Chairman and Managing Director M. Narendra on 28 February 2011.
The 9-storied hotel is built on a 42-ground land and has 204 rooms, including 2 Executive Suites, 16 Junior Suites, 7 Hilton Deluxe Room, 58 Hilton Executive Rooms, 121 Hilton King Guest Rooms. The interiors were designed by Hong Kong's DiLeonardo and Dallas-based Wilson and Associates. There are 5 food and beverage offerings at the hotel, namely, Ayna (a contemporary Indian restaurant), Vintage Bank (a Raj-style wine and cheese bar), Q Bar (a rooftop restaurant), Vasco (an all-day restaurant with live kitchens on the third floor) and Est (a cafe on the ground floor).
The first floor has divisible 445 m2 ballroom, two meeting rooms and a boardroom with latest audio visual technology. The ballroom, named the Hilton Grand Ballroom, with a ceiling height of 4.8 m can hold 750 people.
The roof features an outdoor 15-foot by 80-foot (25 m) infinity swimming pool designed in such a way that guests can gaze at the cityscape while swimming laps.
The exterior design of the hotel originally consisted of arches and cornices reminiscent of traditional Indian architecture. The hotel appointed SRSS Architects to redesign the building's exterior envelope. The new design was thus modified to include a palette of polished granite, metal accents, Indian Jali screens, and custom light fixtures featuring Indian motifs. The interior were designed by DiLeonardo Hospitality Design.
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