Our parents’ generation fondly call it Calcutta. That comes with a lot of nostalgia attached to it, a lot of old world charm that evokes the rich history and heritage the city is enwrapped in. Today, it is one of India’s fastest growing metropolitan cities and continues to hold on to its old ties, ever deepening its stronghold over its culture as new skyscrapers touch the sky!
Amidst the crossroads of the old and the new lies Asia’s first luxury hotel, The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata. This heritage property is a model of how old world charm can work wonders with a touch of contemporary flair. Let’s give you a quick walk-through of the property for your next visit, shall we?!
Christened as Auckland Hotel and built in 1841, it has been restored and renovated over a period of seven years, its architecture an amalgamation of the styles of 3 different eras of history – Victorian, Edwardian and Contemporary. Impressive, wouldn’t you say?!
The renovated property has three different wings resembling three different historic eras, namely Victorian era (Heritage Block I), Edwardian era (Heritage Block II) and Contemporary era (New Block). The original Heritage Block radiates the charm of the British Colonial period, while the New Block incorporates a contemporary look and feel. These blocks have been seamlessly connected despite their distinct character and decor - and the entire blend is splendid to look at!
The Lalit Great Eastern celebrates the iconic legacy of the Raj - a thriving confectionery shop & meeting place for East India Company's officers in the late 1830s, it is referred to as the ‘Jewel of the East’ and Mark Twain called it the ‘Best Hotel East of the Suez’! *OOH* The hotel has been acclaimed as one of the top hotels in Kolkata for nearly 165 years and has been the favourite haunt of royalty and celebrities from across the world, over the years.
Exceptionally well located in the main business & shopping district of Kolkata, The Lalit Great Eastern is just a 35 minute drive from the international and domestic airport and a 10 minute drive from Howrah and Sealdah railway stations! Smooth, eh?
The Lalit Great Eastern offers 195 aesthetically designed rooms and suites. And while the rooms in Heritage Block 2 exude the timeless legacy and heritage of the hotel through restored furniture, bay windows and vintage iron pillars, the New Block distinguishes itself with ultra-modern furnishing, parquet flooring and premium amenities.
Gorge on some delish culinary delights from around the world including signature Bengali cuisine at Alfresco or lounge with friends over a steaming cup of coffee at The Tea Lounge. Don’t forget to try out The Bakery that’s been serving lavish baked goodies since the time of the Raj. What’s more, they also boast of The Legacy Grill and an in-house pub called Wilson’s - The Pub!
You get to choose from numerous options to relax and unwind during your stay. Their renowned spa - Rejuve is located in the premises with an exclusive salon complete with bridal room! They also boast of a state-of-the-art Gym and an all-season outdoor pool with a juice bar right next to it. *AWESOME*
There’s so much more to explore and discover in the city of joy! There couldn’t be a better time to visit, as the Bengali New Year is right around the corner and no better place to enjoy the stay with than The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata.
Tariff | Rs 17,000 Onwards
Location | 1,2,3 Old Court House Street, Dalhousie Square, Kolkata
Here’s Their Website | http://www.thelalit.com/the-lalit-kolkata/
Ring Ring |+91 33 4444 7777