Worldhotels Extends Regional Footprint Partnering With One Of India’s Largest Luxury Hotel Groups – The Lalit
Worldhotels continues its expansion in the Asia Pacific regionwith the addition of four affiliates from The Lalit’s portfolio, comprising The Lalit New Delhi, The Lalit Mumbai, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, and The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata. One of India’s largest and fastest-growing hotel groups, The Lalit currently operates 11 of India’s leading luxury properties in keydestinations. This strategic alliance bolsters Worldhotels’ presence in India where it now represents a total of nine hotels.
India conjures up vivid images of rich culture, classical dance forms, colourful festivities, fascinating arts, and exquisite cuisines, to name only a few. These Lalit hotels – each a top-class destination in its own right – beckon guests to discover the best of India with bespoke experiences and legendary Indian hospitality that complement the local charm and character encapsulated in each property.
The Lalit New Delhi
Nestled in the heart of New Delhi’s Connaught Place, The Lalit hotel is a beacon of splendour with 461 generously-sized living spaces each accented with the inimitable Lalit style and sensibility.
Upscale shopping centres and heritage monuments surround the 18-storey hotel which offers guests a dynamic array of seven dining venues and 33,959 square feet of conference and meeting spaces, complete with a wide range of facilities including a full-service business centre, an art gallery, Rejuve Spa, an outdoor pool with under-water music, as well as the award-winning Kitty Su night club – providing business and leisure travellers the preferred home base from which to explore the capital city.
The LaLit New Delhi – Hotel Facade
The Lalit Mumbai
A tranquil oasis, The Lalit Mumbai enjoys a strategic location close to the city’s international airport and just minutes away from business and financial districts. Greeting guests upon arrival is the hotel’s stunning seven-storey atrium lobby – one of the largest in Asia. The hotel houses 368 elegantly styled guest rooms and suites with panoramic vistas and contemporary conveniences to match.
From Baluchi’s signature Pan Indian cuisine to Trendz’s contemporary fare with a twist of molecular gastronomy, The Lalit Mumbai presents six dining establishments which appeal most to epicureans’ palate. A private movie theatre and over 50,000 square feet of conference and banquet space with cutting-edge technology are only a couple of exceptional offerings of The Lalit Mumbai in this alluring city, home to the glamour and intrigue of Bollywood.
The Lalit New Delhi – Kitty Su Night Club
The Lalit Ashok Bangalore
Situated in the highly secured diplomatic enclave of cosmopolitan Bengaluru is The Lalit Ashok, nestled amidst 10 acres of landscaped lawns. Besides its exclusive location, the hotel is known for its contemporary dining options and the city’s largest banquet facilities in the high-tech epicenter of India. The hotel features 184 supremely comfortable rooms and suites that afford either a bird’s eye perspective of an 18-hole golf course or overlook the hotel’s inviting azure pool.
The Lalit Ashok is also home to the Gandhi Smarak, where Mahatma Gandhi used to conduct evening prayer meetings whilst staying in Bangalore in the late 1920s. Complementing its splendid legacy with distinctive ambience and modern guest amenities, The Lalit Ashok has long remained the favoured destination of the travel community visiting “The Garden City”.
The Lalit Ashok Bangalore – Executive Suite
The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
From its early days as a thriving confectionary shop and meeting place for the East India Company’s officers in the late 1830s, The Lalit Great Eastern has played an intrinsic part in the life of Bengal. Widely hailed as “Jewel of the East” and “Best Hotel East of the Suez”, the hotel’s heritage and history are celebrated in details like a beautifully-restored century-old piano in the lobby and an 8-foot replica of a trophy bestowed on the hotel by Queen Elizabeth II.
Meticulously restored and renovated, the hotel is an amalgamation of styles that span three eras – Victorian, Edwardian, and Contemporary – epitomised by three different blocks of the hotel. From living spaces that combine the best of timeless legacy and heritage to top-class amenities and the best of Bengali cuisine, The Lalit Great Eastern has a truly unique sense of place, upholding the distinction of being the longest continuously operating hotel for 165 years.
The Lalit Ashok Bangalore – OKO Pan Asian Restaurant
“We are incredibly honoured to finally bring on board the highly anticipated hotels from one of India’s largest luxury hotel groups – The Lalit. India is emblematic of Worldhotels’ growth momentum in the region, and the arrival of these four extraordinary affiliates of character and charm reinforces our commitment to growing our portfolio in this key market,” states Roland Jegge, WorldhotelsExecutive Vice President Asia Pacific.
“With the hotels’ strategic locations, refined elegance and legendary service standards, we look forward to collectively offer guests unsurpassed experiences true to both the destination and the Worldhotels brand ethos.”