The Park Hotels
Anything But Ordinary TM
|Type||Private Limited Company|
(November 01, 1967)
|Number of locations||Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Visakhapatnam, Goa and Kerala Backwaters|
|Key people||Priya Paul
|Products||Luxury Boutique Hotels, Resorts, Spa, Restaurants|
|Parent||Apeejay Surrendra Group|
The Park Hotels is a collection of contemporary luxury five-star boutique hotels in India belonging to the Apeejay Surrendra Group, headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. These hotels are located in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Visakhapatnam, Goa and Vembanad Lake, Kerala Backwaters. New properties are under construction in Kochi, Kolkata (E.M. Bypass), Pune, Coimbatore and Jaipur.
Amongst these, The Park Kolkata was awarded the "National Tourism Award" (2003–04) for outstanding performance as the Best Boutique Hotel in the country by the Department of Tourism, Government of India. The Park Bangalore has been designed by Terence Conran.
List of The Park Hotels in India
|City/location||Hotel Name||Rooms||Opening Date|
|Bangalore||The Park Bangalore||109||2001|
|Chennai||The Park, Chennai||214||15 May 2002|
|Chennai||The Park POD Chennai||20||2009|
|Hyderabad||The Park Hyderabad||268||2010|
|Kolkata||The Park Kolkata||149||1 November 1967|
|New Delhi||The Park New Delhi||220||1987|
|Navi Mumbai||The Park Navi Mumbai||80||2007|
|Visakhapatnam||The Park Visakhapatnam||66||1968|
|Goa||The Park Calangute Goa||30||2011|
|Kerala||The Park Vembanad Lake||10||2009|
|Kerala Backwaters||Motor Vessel Apsara||08||2009|
The hotel business was started by Surrendra Paul in 1967, with the opening of the Group's first hotel, The Park, a 150 room hotel on the fashionable Park Street in Kolkata, on 1 November; the hotel at Visakhapatnam was added in 1968, while The Park New Delhi commenced operations in 1987. After the death of Surrendra Paul, his daughter Priya Paul succeeded him in 1990. Subsequently The Park Bangalore was added in 2000, while The Park Chennai was commissioned in 2002.
In 2006, Forbes, listed "Atrium" in The Park Kolkata, with its menu designed by Italian chef Antonio Carluccio, amongst India's top 10 Most Expensive Restaurants. In 2010, The Independent, listed The Park Hyderabad amongst its list of "100 holiday ideas for 2010".
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- "Tourism award for The Park". Business Line. 28 Jan 2005.
- "Aquazone at the Park Hotel, Bangalore, India". London: The Telegraph. 9 Nov 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
- "The First Lady of boutique". Express Hospitality (Indian Express Group). 16–31 March 2006.
- "Innovating constantly...". Business Line. 18 Jan 2003.
- "Reviving the magic of Jantar Mantar". Indian Express. 22 October 2000.
- Saabira Chaudhuri (2006-12-18). "International Dining: India's Most Expensive Restaurants". Forbes.
- Kinsman, Juliet (3 January 2010). "100 holiday ideas for 2010: Hotels". London: The Independent. Retrieved 25 May 2010.