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Presidential Suite Life of Novotel Kolkata

November 18, 2016
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Frequenting hotel rooms for travellers in no biggie. While most of the travellers take hotel accomodation as just their place to dump their bags at and to call it a night, others (like me) are more keen on living up the extravagant life and give attention to details. Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences by Accor Hotels Group, is one such hospitality establishment in the Salt Lake area of Kolkata that has anted up the accommodation standards of Kolkata hospitality life. This stands true to the fact that celebrities like Abhishek Bachchan and many Tollywood actors book Novotel Kolkata’s Presidential Suite during their visit in Bengal everytime. The Presidential Suite has been built up combining space of 7 Novotel Superior Rooms. The suite opens up to a beautifully done living room with hand-picked artefacts to enhance the luxurious setup of the suite. Gold Luxe colour theme, metallic pottery, chandeliers and Indo-western furniture design reflects the Indian contemporary decor of accomodation. The living room also has a personalised bar, wherein the residents can indulge in hard-drink conversations with friends and family. The bar gives way to the dining space with a private dining table alongside a fully-functional kitchen on the side. Each Presidential Suite experience comes in with a complimentary butler service. The master bedroom is designed with rara avis decor elements, a personal couch-tv experience, a study desk and a view of Kolkata that definitely is breathtaking! What actually store my heart away is the Presidential Suite’s bathroom, which has been designed to reflect ‘lavishness’ in its best possible manner. A walk-in closet section, to store all your ensembles, followed by a well-spaced powder room for he & she. But it is the bath-tub & shower space overlooking the skyline of Kolkata that puts this Presidential Suite as one of the ‘Best …

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THIS IS WHY LUXURY STAY AT FAIRMONT JAIPUR HOTEL IS FAMOUS!

September 12, 2016
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Fairmont Jaipur is a renowned name in the city of pink buildings and royalty. It’s not just the architecture of Fairmont Jaipur, but the very hospitality that vouches for the luxurious experience one gets to witness over a stay at this Mughal-Rajputana inspired hotel property. And when I speak about the luxurious experience, you can expect a round of glitz engulfed food trail accompanied with lodging that makes you feel no less of a king/queen; upon stay. For those who’ve read our travel diaries for a long long time must be aware of our primary rendezvous with Fairmont Jaipur 2 years back. As we mapped the extravagant world of the property in our travel video, our focus was mostly on the intricate decor of the hotel palace. And so this time, we promised to capture the very essence of intricate detailing and heritage of Rajasthan that has been adapted by Clive Gray of Bangkok-based Randolph Gray Design to create magnificent interior decor of the property. Fairmont Jaipur consists of 199 rooms overlooking Char-Bagh courtyard or the picturesque Aravalli Hills. Each room matches the extravagant accommodation style of Mughal royalties, with spacious bedrooms and vibrant bathrooms. Each room is bolted with traditional studded timber door which welcomes guests into an alley dotted with traditional silverware flower vase and a room dipped in bright colour palette of distressed gold and rich turquoise. Most of the furniture is crafted with timber and includes Portuguese colonial-inspired four poster beds to keep up with the old-school charm. The details of studded furniture, jaalidaar-air conditioning, carefully curated interior-decor accessories and excellent amenities build up the luxury factor of Fairmont Jaipur accommodation. Whereas silverware makes up for most of the accessories, dim-lit lamps, Mughal themed mirror-work and paintings add on the royal glory of the room; making the residents feel …

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The Resort Mumbai – Hotel Review

February 22, 2016
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While many people consider Mumbai as an extremely busy and noisy city, the land of Bollywood has an otherwise peaceful side to it as well. Over the years, I have visited/stayed in Mumbai many times, but have never experienced a more relaxed and serene part of Mumbai till now. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll know that I recently visited Mumbai to attend an event and soak under the Mumbai’s winter sun. And while I was at it, The Resort Mumbai’s team invited me over to conclude my travel on a ‘vacation mode’.

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Vivo Restaurant : Alila Diwa Goa

December 5, 2014
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Sit by the pool side, as the humble staff will serve you some piping hot fish – fillet. Sip some coolers as the moist breeze of Goa will mesmerize you. Want to dine-in for some a-la-carte? Sure, all day long! That’s Vivo Restaurant by Alila Diwa Goa, folks. From picturesque location, traditional Goan architecture to a lip-smacking menu; this place is one stop for the foodies in Goa.  About Vivo Restaurant  Overlooking the resort pool and surrounding paddy fields, VIVO offers a relaxed ambiance for all-day dining within its indoor or shaded open-air spaces. On the menu is a delicious mix of Oriental, Indian and Continental favorites with plenty of healthy choices to suit every palate. An elaborate breakfast selection of Western and Indian dishes are complemented by delicacies brought fresh from the bakery, fresh fruits and Alila’s special blend of coffee.  Vivo offers an a la carte menu during lunch and dinner presenting light, healthy meal choices. At Dinner, ‘live’ interactive buffet counters engage and excite your taste buds with varying themes during the week.  The Food   Lunch Spread   Breakfast Spread   The Ambiance   Amit Pathania – Executive Chef – Alila Diwa Goa  Alila Diwa Goa recently appointed Amit Pathania as Executive Chef. Amit brings with him around 15 years of experience with leading luxury and business hotels as well as restaurants in India and internationally. In his current role, he will direct and oversee Alila Diwa Goa’s culinary offerings across all its Food and Beverage outlets. With his varied experience and well rounded specialities spanning Indian, Western, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, Chef Amit’s core expertise lies in managing Food and Beverage Production’s operations.   Personal Favorites  The Fish-fillet, Waffles & Dumplings and Fresh Juices.  Verdict  Ambiance : 5/5 Food : 4.5/5 Service : 4/5 Value for Money : 3.5/5  Check it Out!  Vivo Restaurant Alila Diwa Goa 48/10, Village …

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Spice Studio : Alila Diwa Goa

November 24, 2014
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Their are two types of people. The type who ‘Eats to Live’ & the type who ‘Lives to Eat’.  I believe that latter is what defines my life perfectly. Food is one grand affair that I can’t get enough of. So every time a travel is on my cards, I make sure that I come back with some memorable taste buds that I get to try in the local suburbs. If you are in Goa and would like to experience the authentic Goan delicacies, then make your way to the lush land of Alila Diwa Goa. The food fairy (insane chuckles) blessed me with a chance to try out some great Goan authentics at one of Alila Diwa Goa’s restaurants, The Spice Studio.  About Spice Studio  Spice Studio is an elegant, contemporary setting for a dining experience centred on the authenticity of Indian spices, their varying flavours and cooking techniques. Located on an elevated platform that spreads naturally around a banyan tree and surrounded by a water body, it features a menu celebrating regional fare from across India and an extensive array of seafood. You can choose from cuisine from the Northern region of the country (Punjab, Rajasthan, Kashmir and Awadhi style), South India (Kerala,Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh), Eastern influences (Assam, Bengal, Orissa), cuisine from Western India (Maharashtra, Gujarat) and our very own Goa. From fresh produce and spices to the serving styles unique to these regions, every meal immerses you in a rich experience of India’s culinary traditions and spice history. You can also opt for a master class with the chef to learn about signature Indian delicacies, cooking techniques and age-old culinary secrets.  The Food  Tamatar Tulsi Ka Shorba Jaitooni Malai Paneer  Non Veg Platter – Prawn Balchao, Kozhi Varjha Curry, Goan Fish Curry, Dum Murgh Biryani, Laccha Paratha, Aloo Kulcha, …

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