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India - Alila Bangalore Hotel and Residence

Description: Alila Bangalore Hotel and Residence

Alila Bangalore Hotel and Residence

South India is first urban resort is in the hi- tech hub of Whitefield, 20km from Bangalore’s city centre and home or world- class technology parks, impressive corporate campuses and exclusive residential enclaves to house the multinational workforce. With its South- East Asian design and stylish traditional Indian touches, such as teak planters’ chairs on the airy terraces, the new 120- bedroom Alila is a relaxing haven from all the hyperactive commercial bustle of the area. There are distinctive bronze figurines by local sculptor Dimpy Menonoutside the doors of the spacious bedrooms and suites; the public spaces make the most of Bangalore’s mild climate with shaded courtyards and soothing water features. The Tiffin room has an extensive menu with regional Indian cuisines as well as Asian and European dishes. There is a sun- soaked pool deck on the fifth floor with a 20- metre infinity pool and pretty views over local farms and Varthus Lake in the distance. Spa Alili uses superb organic products from Bali; morning yoga classes are held on the pool deck.

Description: Bed room

Bed room

When to go

Bangalore is at its best in the Indian winter months, November to February, when the daytime temperature is in the mid- 20*Cs.

Room to book

The four suites at the rear of the property have soothing views over the fields and across to the lake. 00 92 80 285 4446; www.alilahotels.com. Double from $160

Grand Hyatt Goa

Description: Grand Hyatt Goa

Grand Hyatt Goa

Goa is largest luxury resort can accommodate 2,500 wedding guests and grand processions complete with richly caparisoned elephants. The hotel has already hosted Goa’s most prestigious events, including the India Resort Fashion Week and the Goa ThinhFest; together with the superb facilities and service standards, these have established this hotel as one of the best in India. Just 15 minutes’ drive from Panjim, Goa’s capital, the hotel is set in 28 acres of tropical gardens overlooking Bambolim Bay. All 298 rooms and 16 suites have large terraces; may have splendid views. The buildings were inspired by 17th- century Portuguese architecture but the contemporary interiors have introduced elements of local crafts and sandstone into the design. The main ‘palace’ houses the reception, restaurants and bars: the Verandah, an elegant seafood restaurant; the Dining Room for multicultural buffets; Chuha for regional India cooking (executive chef Mark Hagan handpicked his team from dhabas- road- side eateries- across India to ensure authenticity); Confeitaria serves excellent espressos. The large outdoor pool is surrounded by 200- year- old bayan trees and there is a 25- metre indoor pool in the luxurious Shamana Spa along with 19 treatment suites, an impressive fitness centre and a yoga studio.

Description: Bed room

Bed room

When to go

Goa Is incrrasingly a year- round destination, popular even in the June- August monsoon period.

Room to book

The bay View rooms in Block 7 have wonderful views across a palm grove and the ruins of a 16th- century chapel to the bay beyond. Room 7116 has uninterrupted views.

00 91 832 301 1504; www.goa.grand.hyatt.com. Double from $198

The Park on Holiday Beach, Goa

Description: The Park on Holiday Beach, Goa

The Park on Holiday Beach, Goa

Right in the heart of buzzing Calangute strip in North Goa, this new beachfront hotel could not be better placed for those wanting to be in the thick of Goa’s vibrant holiday scene. It is the latest addition to the Park Hotel group, which now has 10 designer hotels across India. Owner Priya Paul is a passionate art collector and design aficionado and her touch is clearly evident in this new 30- room property. Exclusively commissioned works of art dominate the public spaces, including the spectacular, glass- mosaic fish by acclaimed Goan- based artist Yahel Chirinian which hangs above the reception desk. On the beach directly in front of the hotel is an enormous pink sculpture of a naked, well- rounded woman titled ‘Big Mama’ by artist Anil Kumar. Each of the all- white bedrooms has a different portrait by fashion photographer Rohit Chawla, and groups of friends and families can be heard swapping rooms as they choose their preferred image. The Park on Holiday Beach is a playground for the Indian Jet Set with two happening venues, the Love restaurant and Peace Bar, both beautifully positioned on the beachfront overlooking the Arabian Sea. The soundtrack begins with chilled sunset music and ramps up to full- on progressive tech music as the night hots up. During the day, the compact pool is lined with colourful cabanas for relaxation and spa treatments.

Description: Bed room

Bed room

When to go

The Indian winter, November to February is the most comfortable season; but Goa is increasingly a year- round destination even in the heavy monsoon months of June, July and August.

Room to book

The two deluxe suites at the front of the property (with balconies) are the only rooms with beach views. 00 91 832 2267600; www.theparkhotels.com. Double from $198

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