The Park Hotels

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The Park Hotels
Limited Company
IndustryHospitality
Founded1 November 1967; 51 years ago (1 November 1967)
FounderLate Surrendra Paul
Headquarters,
Number of locations
Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Visakhapatnam and Goa
Area served
India
Key people
Priya Paul 
(Chairperson)
Vijay Dewan 
(Managing Director)
ProductsHotels and Resorts
ParentApeejay Surrendra Group
Websitetheparkhotels.com
The Park Hotel in Delhi with Jantar Mantar in front.

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 and Goa. New properties are under construction in Kochi, Kolkata (E.M. Bypass), Pune, Coimbatore and Jaipur.[1][2][3]

Among 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.[4] The Park Bangalore has been designed by Terence Conran.[3][5]

List of The Park Hotels in India[edit]

City/location Hotel Name Rooms Opening Year
Bangalore The Park Bangalore 109 1999
Chennai The Park, Chennai 214 2002
Goa The Park Calangute Goa 30 2011
Hyderabad The Park Hyderabad 268 2010
Jodhpur Zone by the Park Jodhpur 90 2017
Kolkata The Park Kolkata 149 1967
Mumbai The Park Navi Mumbai 80 2007
New Delhi The Park New Delhi 220 1987
Raipur Zone by The Park Raipur 185 2018
Visakhapatnam The Park Visakhapatnam 66 1980

History[edit]

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.[3][6][7]

The Park New Delhi, took up the restoration of the 1724 built astronomical observatory, Jantar Mantar, in 2000, after an MoU with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).[8]

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.[9] In 2010, The Independent, listed The Park Hyderabad amongst its list of "100 holiday ideas for 2010".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Park Hotels buys second hotel in Maharashtra". Business Standard. 19 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Business hotel chains use tech to cut costs, keep customers". Mint. 18 June 2007.
  3. ^ a b c "Priya Paul, the force behind Park Hotels". Rediff Money. 23 July 2005.
  4. ^ "Tourism award for The Park". Business Line. 28 January 2005.
  5. ^ "Aquazone at the Park Hotel, Bangalore, India". The Telegraph. London. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  6. ^ "The First Lady of boutique". Express Hospitality (Indian Express Group). 16–31 March 2006.
  7. ^ "Innovating constantly..." Business Line. 18 January 2003.
  8. ^ "Reviving the magic of Jantar Mantar". Indian Express. 22 October 2000.
  9. ^ Saabira Chaudhuri (18 December 2006). "International Dining: India's Most Expensive Restaurants". Forbes.
  10. ^ Kinsman, Juliet (3 January 2010). "100 holiday ideas for 2010: Hotels". London: The Independent. Retrieved 25 May 2010.