TAJ opens its 5th hotel in Bangalore
The name Vivanta is drawn from vivacity, vividness & ‘bon vivant’: an appreciation of the good things in life. It speaks of style, refinement and living life to the full.
“We are delighted to open this new hotel in the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Bangalore. Our growth plans envisage a critical role for this key metropolis and we look forward to making a strong impression with this unique offering” commented Raymond N Bickson, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Indian Hotels Company Limited.
Jamshed Daboo, the Chief Operating Officer, Taj Premium Hotels explained “Our hotel in its physical form, the services we offer & the imagery that Vivanta creates are all in perfect sync with the ethos of Bangalore. Vivanta Whitefield Bangalore is high-spirited & stylish and will appeal to the agile ‘work-hard-play-hard’ hotel user. We have collaborated with this customer set and have devised a creative set of experiences which seek to surprise & delight our guests in small but meaningful ways”.
Design at Vivanta
Seeking to create a hub within the Tech Park, the lobby serves as a confluence from where space ‘flows’ in several directions, encouraging social interaction on a myriad of levels. Many public areas are in the open; green and inviting guests to walk, climb and seek relief from the dense city life.
In order to integrate the distinction between architecture and landscape the material palette is striking yet sympathetic to each other. An amalgam of ‘in-situ’ concrete, stone, rough plaster, wood making up the façade and the room block sheathed in a digitized landscape image of green and blue glass makes Vivanta probably the most unique hotel structure in a long time!
Form at Vivanta
The accommodations are also named to describe the stay experience. Thus Vivanta has Charm, Delight & Indulgence rooms and Allure, Temptation and Nirvana suites! And the resident lounge is Rhythm. A twenty-five meter long pool and tennis courts compliment the smart gym; and a signature Jiva spa along with a salon opens shortly. An already operational Taj Khazana outlet will be complimented by other retail shops very soon.
The legendary Taj flair for food & beverage is taken further enhanced with a swath of innovative F&B options. Orchestrated by Chef Ananda Solomon, there is a new twist to all of the cuisines on offer. Latitude, the all-day diner gives world cuisine a spin and sports a ‘buffet guide’ to help navigate the variety of options. Terracotta is the Indian specialty restaurant, with live cooking from the north-west frontier region and a collection of show-case cooking elements. The rooftop bar & grill is Tease: its garden pavilion is the epitome of cool while indoors an international DJ spins hot. Caramel a deli serving sinful indulgences as well as health foods will soon open. All of the outlets have al fresco sections, allowing patrons to enjoy the Bangalore weather.
Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, Bangalore is a hotel for the business nomad & offers a suite of conferencing & banquet facilities. Tango, the banquet hall is over 500 square meters of contemporary meeting space, tuned with digital audio systems & hi speed T-1 internet access. Agenda is the board room equipped for power meets.
Experiences at Vivanta
Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, Bangalore is slated to be the ultimate urban escape & a perfect spot for work or play.
About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces - | Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 60 hotels in 42 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Mauritius, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, has completed 106 years of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.
About International Tech Park, Bangalore (ITPB)- | The 69-acre ITPB is India’s first hi-tech park of its kind designed to provide a complete ‘work-live-play’ environment for IT and technology-related businesses. It fully integrates a practical amalgamation of office, production and retail space. To date, the Park has a total built-up area of close to two million sq ft. ITPB currently has five multi-tenanted buildings that are fully occupied, and available land ready for further expansion.