The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company officially opened its doors in India with The Ritz-Carlton, Bengalore. Set in the city of Bangalore, the 277-room city center Ritz-Carlton hotel embraces tradition with a Jaali, or lattice screen, design from the Mughal era. These screens offer a sense of privacy while also allowing light to flow through them.
Several architectural features add to the design, such as pointed archways and white marble reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. Centered around a large marble staircase, the hotel has decorative paintings, sculptures and Jaali patterns. The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore is also home to the largest collection of contemporary art inside a hotel, with 1,280 pieces on display.
The hotel has seven fine dining restaurants and venues to the city, which will be run by Michelin Star chef Anupam Banerjee. A Ritz-Carlton Club lounge, the first managed Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA in Bangalore, a Rossano Ferretti salon and the city’s largest pillarless ballroom also are included.
Designed by Japanese interior designers Super Potato, The Lantern restaurant’s three levels are shaped like a glass lantern. The Market all-day dining room, also created by Super Potato, is Bangalore’s only culinary theater, which also includes a wine room and private dining spaces. Lastly, the signature fine dining restaurant Riwaz, designed by Germany-based designer Peter Silling, serves authentic dishes from India’s North West Frontier in a contemporary space.
Exterior of The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore
Dining at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore