The Zuri Whitefield – a hotel where pure luxury is a given in the ‘Garden City’ of Bangalore Barbara Kingstone January 20, 2011 Asia, Hotels, India An all new Luxury hotel just 45 minutes from the International airport was a pleasant discovery. The Zuri Whitefield is a chic business hotel that offers its guests a refreshing brand of hospitality with style and sophistication. Located on Rajpalya rRoad, Hoodi, Bangalore, in the heart of the business and shopping districts of Bangalore the luxury hotel has an abundance of greenery that is characteristic of the “garden city”. One hundred and sixty two stunningly appointed rooms overlook landscaped gardens offering awesome views for a city hotel. The hotel is situated in close proximity to Multinational companies and has a distinct edge being close to the Information Technology corridor which made Bangalore famous as the Silicon Valley of India. The Food & Beverage facilities at the hotel are extensive considering the fact that most other luxury business hotels have limited dining options. The Zuri scores over the all the hotels and actually has more to offer than any other hotel in Bangalore for that matter. You have a choice of “Incanto” for an Italian dining experience and the splendor of Mediterranean cuisine. I found the choice of “Sake”, a Pan Asian restaurant with a Sushi bar counter and a live Teppanyaki grill quite interesting especially with the panoramic rooftop views. If you want to head for Indian food as you are in India then “Kahwa” the all day dining restaurant with an extensive buffet and exquisite Indian cuisine is a perfect option. Bangalore has long been known for its vibrant pub culture and the bar lounge at the hotel “ Bling” is a luxurious plush lounge for that very special Martini after a long day. I also appreciated “Ibis” the pool bar and grill for its choice of cocktails and International cuisine in a relaxed environment. As the hotel is exceptional in its look and feel, it’s a great venue for a corporate conference or even a small convention. With a banquet room seating of over 300 people and the choice of multiple dining options, Zuri, would be my top pick in Bangalore for an offsite meeting. That is it a thought out hotel from a design and services perspective is very clear with the choice of an “Outdoor Heated Pool” which most hotels in Bangalore don’t have, so you can enjoy the mild winter sun and still enjoy a swim on those winter mornings before you work out in an exceptional and well equipped gym. The “Maya Spa” provides a serene and truly unforgettable experience of pure pampering and relaxation, using holistic therapies and massages which combine the very best of Eastern and Western practices. With therapies designed using the proven healing powers of ancient soaking traditions infused with aromatherapy, it is sure to soothe and uplift your soul. From the elemental massages to therapeutic body wraps you are immersed in a sensory ritual for your mind, body, skin and hair; Choose from a range of personalised natural therapies specially designed to help you relax and return refreshed. Also draw out on the experience of the award winning Ayurvedic Spa at “ The Zuri, Kumarakom”in the heart of Kerala which inspires the Ayurvedic treatments here. I also loved the fact that it is a hotel which is all about gracious hospitality, they want you to enjoy your stay and not bother you with unnecessary charges. High speed wireless Internet is complimentary for all guests in all rooms and public areas which I think makes this gorgeous hotel even more value for money. If In Bangalore, do try out the stunning Zuri, Bangalore and you will come back refreshed and rejuvenated. It is a hotel with a lot of style. That is the reason why the top honchos from global corporations like Accenture, IBM, Oracle and Hewlett Packard among many others prefer it over any other hotel in Bangalore.