Hilton Chennai

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Hilton Chennai
HiltonHotelsLogo.svg
Hotel chain Hilton Hotels & Resorts
General information
Location India
Address 124/1, 100 feet Road, Ekkaduthangal
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 032
Coordinates 13°01′00″N 80°12′18″E / 13.016731°N 80.204996°E / 13.016731; 80.204996Coordinates: 13°01′00″N 80°12′18″E / 13.016731°N 80.204996°E / 13.016731; 80.204996
Opening 28 February 2011
Owner Empee Hotels
Management Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Technical details
Floor count 11
Design and construction
Architect Wimberley Allison Tong & Goo (WATG)
Other information
Number of rooms 253 (204 operational)
Website
hilton.com

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[1] with an initial investment of INR 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.[2][3] and was inaugurated by Indian Overseas Bank Chairman and Managing Director M. Narendra on 28 February 2011.[4]

The hotel[edit]

The 9-storied hotel is built on a 42-ground land[4] 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).[5][6]

The first floor has divisible 445 m2 ballroom, two meeting rooms and a boardroom with latest audio visual technology.[7] The ballroom, named the Hilton Grand Ballroom, with a ceiling height of 4.8 m can hold 750 people.[8][9]

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.[10]

Architecture[edit]

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.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Media Room". Empee Group. Retrieved 15 Nov 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hilton's Chennai property to open today". The Financial Express. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 15 Nov 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hilton Chennai opens". The Hindu (Chennai: The Hindu). 1 March 2011. Retrieved 15 Nov 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Empee unveils Hilton Chennai hotel". The Hindu (Chennai: The Hindu). 26 February 2011. Retrieved 15 Nov 2011. 
  5. ^ Anand, Swati (27 January 2011). "5-star platter for city". The Times of India epaper (Chennai: The Times Group). Retrieved 5 Jan 2012. 
  6. ^ Mamtora, Anushya (2011). "Hilton Chennai review - A chic cocoon in Chennai's backyard". Business Line (Chennai: The Hindu). Retrieved 15 Nov 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hilton Chennai Hotel" (PDF). Hilton e-Brochures. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 15 Nov 2011. 
  8. ^ Otley, Tom (23 August 2011). "Hotel check: Hilton Chennai". Business Traveller (Chennai: BusinessTraveller.com). Retrieved 16 Nov 2011. 
  9. ^ Karantzavelou, Vicky (4 March 2011). "Hilton Hotels & Resorts opens first hotel in Chennai, India". Travel Daily News (Chennai: TravelDailyNews.com). Retrieved 16 Nov 2011. 
  10. ^ Hoge, Sharon King (1 July 2011). "Hilton Chennai". Global Traveler (Chennai). Retrieved 15 Nov 2011. 
  11. ^ "Hilton Hotel Chennai". Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart. Retrieved 5 Apr 2014. 

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