Category Archives: Hotels in Chennai

ITC Grand Chola

ITC Grand Chola

ITC Grand chola is the 3rd largest hotel in India which is spread over 1,600,000 sq ft, over 600 rooms, 10 restaurants, a column less banquet hall which is 30,000 sq ft which can accommodate over 2000 guest at theatre style, ITC Grand chola is the first hotel in India to use IPADS as in-room controller to opening the door to switching off/on the light, browsing on the television while using the IPAD as your keyboard, the placing of room service orders to the opening of the door itself or viewing the guest through your IPAD who is waiting at the door.   The total investment for the project was over Rs 10,000 Crore.

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The ITC Grand Chola Chennai

The hotel is built in Dravidian architecture with the entrances similar to that of the temples of south India, The Grand Chola name itself derived from the The Cholan dynasty ruled this part of TN many centuries ago. The hotel stands tall with over 50 meters to its dome from the ground level with over 450 pillars and a bronze horse in the entrance to mark the chariots of Cholan emperor.  The hotel is also consider as the largest green hotel with over 390 sq m of planter area. With such key features – The ITC Grand Chola Hotel stands second to none.

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The Rajendra Hall – ITC Grand Chola

As you walk the hotel and climb the epic stairs – you will reach Kaya Kalp – The spa, with is the highest standard of luxury offers a mind blowing experience and remarkable therapies. Madras Pavilion is the public favourite restaurant located In the zero level offers three course buffet during dinner, lunch and breakfast. The menu comprises a wide range of Indian and International cuisines with many live counters.

Right next to the Madras Pavilion you will find the Cafe Mercara Express which serves a la carte menu with specializes in gourmet snacks and its coffe menu. Then the Peshawari – ITC’s signature restaurants, serves North West Frontier cuisine. At Peshawari, some dishes are cooked more for more than a day before it is served hot….

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Halls Chennai, for functions, Online Booking, Real-time Availability

Halls in Chennai, Online Booking, Real-time Availability

Caladium Systems recently launched its portal,, for the benefit of the citizens of Chennai. It is an effort to bring all the 1000 odd halls in Chennai, mini halls, party halls. banquet halls and marriage halls (kalyana mandapams) put together. was soft-launched on the 3rd of June, 2013.

Halls Chennai, Online Availability and Instant Booking

marriage Halls in ChennaiAHAA or Automated Hall Availability and Administration is a unique place on the world wide web. Here, you are clear of the hassle of booking your hall, for whatever purpose.

Real-time availability information of all the member halls, is a special feature. Booking your favourite hall is now as easy as ABC. Check for Availability of your hall, Book your hall by paying an advance amount, Confirm your hall by paying the remaining amount at the property.

Types of Hall in the inventory

Marriage halls in Chennai

Over 150 marriage halls in Chennai city are covered by This includes marriage halls ranging from Rs. 10,000 to Rs,10,00,000 per day. Marriage halls in Chennai, which can accommodate from 100 to over 5000 people are included in the online marriage hall booking facility.

Mini halls in Chennai

Small functions, betrothal, upanayanam, shastiabdhapoorthi and so on do not need the elaborate facilities and infrastructure of large marriage halls. To accommodate small events, Chennai Halls have enrolled over 50 mini halls in Chennai. Celebrate in grand choice, with online booking and real-time availability, covering all four corners of the grand old city.

Banquet halls in Chennai

When your celebration requires that extra dose of grandeur, you have the luxury of choosing from over 150 banquet halls in Chennai, based on your intention and on the size of the hole you are willing to burn on your pocket. A wide variety of banquet halls, with delicious mouth watering menus on the cards, with the choicest vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, all that can be decided from the comfort of your living room. This facility only available with Chennai Halls, where you instantly block your preferred dates and get preferential treatment from the hosts.

Party Halls in Chennai

Choose from over 50 listed party halls in Chennai from preferred place for booking birthday parties, get-togethers, farewell parties, re-unions etc. Chennai Halls’ member party halls offer the place along-with lip-smacking and a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. For a capacity of about 25-75 persons, these kind of party halls are the perfect destination for all the short parties that you wish to celebrate.

Air-conditioned Halls in Chennai

Air-conditioned marriage halls, mini halls, party halls and banquet halls are also part of the bouquet of Chennai Halls. Over 150 air-conditioned halls in Chennai are included for the discerning customer, mindful of the comfort of their guests in the bustling heat of Chennai.

Marriage services vendor directory

In any occasion, food plays a major part. Chennai Halls has an installed marriage services directory, which includes a preferred list of caterers, known for their quality and service. The list also includes vendors for the entire range of requirements, such as mehandi design, make over, chariot, floral decoration, bands and so on, all chosen carefully based on user feedback to facilitate customer satisfaction.

We encourage you to visit, choose your preferred dates, from your favourite halls in Chennai, select your preferred vendors and celebrate your function without the hassle.

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Rise of the 5 Stars – Hotels vs Serviced Apartments – Chennai

Rise of the 5 Stars – Hotels vs Serviced Apartments in Chennai

The trend in five star hotels in Chennai

Chennai has seen a major transformation in the hotel & hospitality industry this millennium,
where the rise of 5 Star hotels have multiplied over 200% in the past decade. Although
the market was initially dominated by the Indian giants (Taj & ITC), the global giants in
Starwoods, Marriot, Hilton, Hyatt, Radisson etc., have made their presence in the last few


Chennai is now home to the majestic ITC Grand Chola with over 600 rooms on the top of the
premium segment alongside The Leela Palace Chennai with a room inventory in excess of 360. There are other premium luxury properties by Westin, Park Hyatt etc. as the new entrants (in the
last 6-9 months) in the market.

With a sudden increase in the number of 5 star hotels in Chennai, the industry is already
experiencing a tough time in meeting their room reservation targets. Further, the overall
contribution from other revenue centres like Food & Beverages is also not very encouraging
because there are very few walk-in customers. Considering that more than two-thirds
of Chennai hotel reservation is from the business segment, the overall industry slowdown
& economic downturn is hurting the hotel industry, Approximately about 3500 rooms are
shared between the hotels in the top segment (ITC Grand Chola, Leela Palace Chennai, Park Hyatt, Starwoods, Taj group, Sheraton, Rain Tree, Radisson and others). Giving them a close & tough fight are home-grown hotels like GRT Grand, Accord Metropolitan, Residency Towers etc. who have an edge with their strong understanding & network in the local market, significant number of walk in customers in addition to tapping the leisure travellers.

The interesting element is the addition of another 2500 rooms in the 5 star category in the
next 12-15 months. With many of them midway in the development of the properties and
an equal number of properties in the 3/4 star category, Chennai is going to experience high
action & growth in this segment. So what happens when you have 5000 rooms + economy
downturn + pricing pressure???

While you deliberate on the answer, there is a silent boom in the “serviced apartments”
category – The serviced apartments trend is really catching up with the IT & Wedding
industry being the biggest consumers of this segment so far. A decent and comfortable
serviced apartment with 3 rooms, accommodating up to 6 persons is priced just over Rs.4000 as compared to a single room in a 3/4 star hotel. Of course, it is not right to compare a a
luxury hotel to a serviced apartment – but considering a growing segment of customers who
are becoming price-conscious, the two segments (Serviced Apartments vs Star hotels, 3 star hotels and 4 star hotels) could lock horns in the near future.

Ultimately though, with all this growth, the customer will be “King”, shall have access to a
wide choice & variety to choose from and is bound to have the last laugh!!!