<p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><span class="s1">A<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>dapper-looking man in uniform greeted us with a big smile as soon as our car pulled up at the Electra Metropolis Hotel. That smile made me forget the crammed airline seat I was subjected to for about seven hours. </span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><span class="s1">A smooth check-in and in no time I was inside my beautiful suite of the Electra Metropolis Hotel that left me speechless with its view of the stunning Acropolis. I knew by<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>this time that it would be a great trip.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><span class="s1">Electra Metropolis is a 216-room hotel located on the central Metropolis street of Athens. A relatively new five star hotel, it has a contemporary design with all modern amenities. At the same time it reflects the culture and rich history of the city with its retro chic design. The hotel’s central location meant we could walk to all the major sites, shopping areas, cafes and even night clubs! It is at a stone’s throw from the old town of Plaka and Monastriki.</span></p> <h4 class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span class="s1">Suite Pleasures</span></strong></h4> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><span class="s1">A bottle of rose welcomed us to our Acropolis suite located on the eight floor. The expansive suite offered panoramic view of th
<p style="text-align: justify;">A contemporary design seeking inspiration from the uncut diamond, restaurants that serve memorable meals, comfortable rooms and happy staff all around- that pretty much sums up my thoughts about ITC’s new property in Hyderabad.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Luxury and love both are in details. At ITC Kohenur it was in the ‘sleep box’ that is on the bedside, in showers fitted with Vitamin C capsules in their wellness rooms, in the personalized pillow that has guest’s names nicely embroidered on it and that extra dessert that the chef will feed you no matter which restaurant you are dining at.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Rooms</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I checked into my room- an executive suite that was spacious, offered soothing view of the lake, a four unit bathroom that was plush and all the five star amenities thrown in. Then there were the ITC luxe touches- an iPad with which you could manage room lighting, order in-room dining, book a spa appointment; bathroom that in addition to regular toiletries from Essenza Di Wills stocked lip balm, bath salts and even a facial toner from Forest Essentials and a sleep box on the bedside that had ear plugs, a handy book with tips on good sleeping habits, essential oils to de-stress and also pillow mist. Then there was a lady butler with a disarming smile available to ensure I have a more than comfortable stay.</p> <img class="aligncenter wp-image-

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Beer is the new Scotch. The whiskey drinkers and wine connoisseurs are warming up to this cool frothy drink. Result, besides beer sales shooting up we have a whole new breed of restaurants where food takes a backseat and Beer rules. While Beer Cafes that offer draught beer are cool, for a Beer aficionado a restaurant with a microbrewery is sacrosanct. A new one to have hopped on to this beer wagon is WareHouse Cafe in the buzzing Sector 29 market Gurgaon, which houses every kind of restaurant and pub a Dilliwala could ask for. So why you should be visiting WareHouse Cafe? Read On.
When one thinks Italian, three things come to mind — pizza, pasta and olives. But in reality there is a whole world beyond those three things in Italy dying to be explored, tasted and relished. The Westin Gurgaon’s Italian speciality restaurant ‘Prego’ attempts to do that and achieves it magnificently. Under the gaze of their fine Florentine chef Alessandro Breddo, the restaurant gives you a culinary tour of Italy on a plate. Located at the lobby level of the hotel, the Californian style Italian restaurant offers both indoor and al-fresco dining.
Tourists once favorite hangout zone in Delhi, Connought Place lost the steam few years back and sort of became dull. Now with restaurants and pub making a beeline for CP in recent years, it has become food and entertainment epicenter once again. A new gem added to this crown is Niche Lounge and Bistro, young and dynamic Tarun Arora’s brainchild. Arora with his concept restaurant goes beyond the conventional to create just what the name suggests- a niche experience.

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The best thing about Shine Spa at Sheraton Bangalore Hotel is the feeling of complete silence and tranquillity that envelops you as soon as you walk in from the door. Despite being located on the fourth floor of a hotel in the heart of a bustling business district, the spa is a veritable sanctuary of relaxation. Consisting of ten treatment rooms covering 945 square meters of contemporary splendor,dedicated wholly to uplifting your senses - Shine Spa will instantly appeal to you. Its interiors are rather plush too. Rich, lustrous materials in warm creams, browns and burnished gold are highlighted with vivid cobalt blue, tourmaline and coral accents. The dark Emporader marble stone used in the reception area is famous for its exquisite designs.The Dholpur beige sandstone graces the reception area walls.
The Amaltas Spa by L’OCCITANE located in the newly launched ANYA Hotel in Gurgaon had a tough job to impress me as I had very high expectations from it. I swear by L’OCCITANE products but whether the spa would be able to replicate that in its spa service too is what I wanted to see. Without building the suspense let me tell you- the spa exceeded my expectations. Back after a long holiday, jet lagged and tanned, my skin needed an anti-tan treatment. The spa manager Suyash Singh promptly suggested the Shea Ultra-Rich Softening Body Wrap followed by a massage of my choice. I prefer medium pressure, besides the fact that I have a thing for spa specialities, so I chose the Amaltas Signature body treatment.
What if a spa offers you a chance to be treated like a King or a Queen for a day? Read on to know about a spa treatment that does exactly that.  Tucked in a small town of Kerala, Pallakkad, Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village offers its signature treatment- The Royal Makeover- that makes you feel like royalty. <img class="alignleft wp-image-137" src="http://thehotelexplorer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Kairali1-199x300.jpg" alt="Kairali1" width="208" height="314" />On my last holiday at Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village I got a chance to be pampered like a star experiencing Kairali’s Royal Makeover. Here is a blow-by-blow account of it. I was welcomed in a traditional Kerala style in the treatment room with a simple prayer by the two therapists draped in traditional white sarees with golden borders. That moment itself I thought, “This is going to be magical!”. So my Royal Makeover started with <em>Padaprakshalanam</em> or the traditional foot massage. With feet soaked in water with rose petals floating it felt blissful. The therapists meanwhile concentrated on the vital points of worn-out city dwelling feet. Then came my favourite part- the <em>Siro-Abhyangam</em> or the traditional head massage with herbal oils. It’s not only relaxing but also activates the blood circulation. The full body massage here was <em>Abhyangam</em> using Kairali’s medicated oils that opens lymphatic channels and improves blood circulation. The two masseurs performed the comp

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