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. 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 style="text-align: justify;">A hill holiday is the favorite kind of vacation for most urban dwellers. A lavish hotel in the hills ensures that you don’t have to compromise on comfort to indulge in the crisp air of the mountains and that you have a relaxing slow-paced holiday.  My recent visit to the Royal Tulip Hotel in Kufri was just the kind of weekend I needed with my family.</p> <img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1083" src="http://thehotelexplorer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/royal-tulip-lobby-1024x682.jpg" alt="" width="625" height="416" /> <p style="text-align: justify;">Soaking in the sights and sounds of mountain roads, after a three hour drive from Kufri Railway station, we were at our destination- Royal Tulip Kufri which is located at a height of over 8,000 feet. After a quick check-in formality at the reception and a refreshing welcome drink, we came home to our Presidential Suite. A spacious living room, master bedroom, a smaller room with twin beds and one of the most lavish bathrooms I have seen- the suite screamed luxury. Even better we could sit in the balcony stare at the mountains and star studded sky for hours. Its the breathtaking view that was even more luxurious than our room amenities. No wonder we hardly felt the need to venture out of our hotel during our weekend stay there. The decor was minimalist, just how it should be.</p> <img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1079" src="http://thehotelexplorer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018

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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.
As the elevator opens to Taj Vivanta’s North-Indian cuisine (read Punjabi) restaurant Paranda a quintessential highway truck, rustic ambience and smiling servers welcome us. We visited Paranda for a lunch meal during Surajkund Mela, the annual handicraft fair that attracts throngs of people. Vivanta By Taj, which was earlier a Claridges property, is located bang opposite the fair venue. The north-Indian cuisine restaurant has introduced a new menu and before narrating in detail about the food and experience, let me declare new menu to be a winner all the way. Here’s why.
The calm and yet modern baroque interiors of Malt & Co. soothe the nerves and the happy sound of conversation is reassuring. One can watch the beer being made, and drink it too! The attraction, asides from having 'crafted' beer devoid of synthetic preservatives, is also the relaxed environs without too much loud music that doesn't let you hold conversations. Piccadilly has always been the trusted place for kitty gossip or weekend ruminations.

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