The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company opened The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore, the hotel operator’s first location in India. The urban five-star hotel was designed by WATG. Luxury property developer Nitesh Estates owns the hotel.
Bangalore is an economic and cultural hub and the second-fastest growing major metropolis in India, with the highest concentration of IT companies in the country, alongside a mix of gardens, museums, temples and palaces.
The hotel has 281 rooms, including one Presidential Suite and 26 executive suites. Guests can enjoy three restaurants, a luxury spa and a techno gym-equipped fitness center, a club lounge and a roof top terrace with panoramic views, and an open-air hotel pool deck on top of the building. Located on an L-shaped plot in the heart of the central business district, the 16-story property also has a helicopter-landing pad on the rooftop.
Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore may be the first of its brand in India, but not the first Ritz-Carlton designed by WATG. WATG has designed over 60 Ritz-Carlton hotels in 25 countries, and has recently been involved in Ritz-Carlton projects in Mexico, Indonesia, Panama, Morocco, Maldives, US Virgin Islands and Taiwan.
Over the course of the last six decades, WATG and affiliated design studio Wimberly Interiors have become leading design consultants for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries. With offices in Honolulu, Irvine, Istanbul, Los Angeles, New York and Singapore, the full-service design firm is known for creating internationally acclaimed destinations in 160 countries across six continents. WATG offers design services comprising planning, urban design, architecture, landscape, interior design and strategy for urban tourism and resort destinations. Many of WATG's projects are international landmarks, such as Atlantis in the Bahamas and Emirates Palace in the United Arab Emirates.