As India continues rapidly on its way to becoming the world’s number two economy, corporations all over the world are desperate to do business with it. Chennai, one of India’s top business centers, is one of the cities popular with business travelers who arrive to try to strike deals with Chennai’s automobile, IT and software industries. Luckily, Chennai has excellent business hotels, perfectly suited to the discriminating business traveler, and these three are some of the best.
The Raintree Hotel – St. Mary’s Road – Not only is The Raintree an exceptional business hotel, it’s also an eco-friendly hotel that makes sure its policies are as environmentally correct as is possible to be. But, that doesn’t make The Raintree a sub-standard hotel. On the contrary, it’s a five-star property offering some of the best luxury accommodation in Chennai.
Each of the hotel’s 105 guest rooms and suites feature contemporary, luxury accommodations that still integrate energy and water saving practices in an attempt to raise guests’ awareness about environmental responsibility. Every room has flat screen TV, Wi-Fi internet, tea and coffee makers, mini bar, large work desks and spacious bathrooms with eco-friendly designer bath products.
The hotel’s business center offers secretarial, printing and meeting facilities, with conference rooms that can accommodate up to 16 people. For larger affairs, the hotel is able to cater luncheons and dinners for as many as 300.
The Raintree is centrally located, close to the central business district as well as auto and manufacturing activity; a perfect location for any business traveler.
You’ll find The Raintree Hotel at 120 St. Mary’s Road, Alwarpet, Chennai.
Asiana Hotel – Another five-star Chennai business hotel, the Asiana Hotel is unique in that it’s located in two and a half acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, away from the noise of Chennai city.
Each of the 114 luxury guest rooms and suites feature ultra-contemporary decor and world-class ambience. Rooms have King or Double size beds, flat screen TVs with satellite, in-room safe, a mini bar, bathrobe and slippers, and a hairdryer. The spacious bathrooms are marble and granite with large shower stalls and tubs.
For business needs, every business traveler will feel right at home at the Asiana Hotel. It has the largest business facilities in Chennai, with the capacity to accommodate up to 2,500 people. If you’re looking for a place to hold a large conference, then the Asiana Hotel is it. It’s business center too will provide any business service you could possibly need – printing, secretarial, binding, faxing, couriering, delivery and more.
Its six restaurants and cafes are also sure to please, as they serve everything from snacks to five course meals, Indian cuisine to western, to baked goods and more. Plus, if you find yourself having to work all night, the hotel’s 24 hour coffee shop will be a godsend.
The Asiana Hotel is at 1/238, Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Semmencherry, Chennai.
GRT Grand – Part of the GRT chain of luxury hotels, the GRT Grand Chennai prides itself on offering world-class accommodations and business services at an affordable price. In fact it’s a four-star hotel with five-star service and style.
The guest rooms at the GRT Grand are absolutely gorgeous. Designed in a mix of white contemporary and Indian styles, with huge splashes of color from bold pillows, curtains and carpets, the mix wakes up the senses while the room provides you everything you require for a completely relaxing stay. Guest rooms feature spacious ensuite baths, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV with satellite, mini bar and electronic safe. A buffet breakfast is included in the room rate.
For your business needs, the GRT Grand not only has the usual conferencing and meeting rooms, across the street it also owns an enormous convention center, complete with banquet halls, seminar rooms and the ability to accommodate several thousand people. Perfect for conferences and seminars.
If you’re looking for a great restaurant, look no further than the GRT Grand’s ‘Copperpoint’, a specialty Indian restaurant or if you’d like a drink or to listen to some live music the newly opened ‘High Point’ is a great place to entertain clients.
The GRT Grand is situated at 120, Sir Thyagaraya Road, T. Nagar, Chennai.
The Raintree Hotel – St. Mary’s Road
The Asiana Hotel, Chennai
The GRT Grand, Chennai