ITC opens $200M Kolkata hotel

The ITC Royal Bengal hotel is located in the business district of Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta. Photo credit: ITC Ltd.

Indian luxury hotel chain ITC Ltd. opened the ITC Royal Bengal in Kolkata this week, its 14th Luxury Collection property. The hotel is located in the business district of Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta.

Built with an investment of approximately $200 million (Rs 1400 crore), the ITC Royal Bengal has has 374 guestrooms, 82 serviced apartments, five restaurants, 61,000 square feet of meeting and convention spaces and a 24,000-square-foot spa. 

Food and beverage options at the hotel include the vegetarian restaurant Royal Vega, the 24/7 Grand Market Pavilion, an Italian restaurant and the Darjeeling Lounge for tea. The lobby has its own jazz bar.

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The new property has a 16,400-square-foot ballroom with pre-function areas and an attached outer courtyard that adds 33,000 square feet of venue space. The lobby spaces and lawns, totaling 61,000 square feet, can host al fresco functions. 

The hotel is adjacent to the ITC Sonar, and the two hotels can combine their resources for large-scale events. Together, the hotels have 693 rooms, suites and serviced apartments; 15 dining options, 22 meeting venues and 100,000 square feet of banquet space. The two hotels also are close to the city’s largest convention and exhibition venues.

ITC's portfolio now includes more than 100 hotels in over 70 destinations across India.

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The hotel is set to open in 2022 via a management agreement with Cornerstone Partners Group.