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Hotel Review: Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Hyderabad in India

By Jyoti Balani on 6th July 2019

I recently visited the Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre on invite by General Manager Sudeep Sharma. Overlooking the famous Hussain Sagar Lake and centrally located, cultural attractions, shopping arcades and the IT hub are in close proximity from the hotel.

The hotel comprises of 295 luxuriously appointed rooms including 11 suites with amenities that ensure a comfortable stay. The lake view room offers a panoramic view of the idyllic lake. Besides carpet flooring, elegant silk upholstery, each room comes with a Revive bed that spells indulgence, luxury and comfort with it’s designer duvet covers, linen furnishings and super soft sink-in mattresses.

The hotel is equipped with high speed internet to cater to its business travellers. As I entered my spacious and comfortable suite, I was delighted to be welcomed by personalised amenities in the living room and a basket full of luscious local mangoes.

Guests are assured a high level of service from check-in to check-out

Sudeep Sharma is the new General Manager of the Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre. With a consistently ascending career graph for over 18 years, Sudeep is a seasoned hospitality professional who has held various leadership positions with brands such as The Taj, Le Meridien and Claridges across multiple cities like Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune, Delhi, Lucknow and Ahmedabad.

His previous assignment was with Fairfield by Marriott, Lucknow where he served as the Hotel Manager and orchestrated the growth of the property. Sudeep’s Marriott journey began in 2011 in Food & Beverage at the JW Marriott Mumbai, Juhu. Sudeep is versatile and an achievement-oriented professional with a keen inclination to deliver operational excellence that reflects year-on-year success in achieving business objectives and accolades such as Restauranteur and F&B Leader for the APAC region in the year 2013-14.

The hotel is located in the centre of the city of Hyderabad

Throughout his journey with Marriott International Sudeep has been the recipient of many accolades and was awarded the General Manager of the Year by FHRAI for 2018 and Global Diamond General Manager of the Year in 2019 for Fairfield by Marriott for his contributions towards hotel’s operational success.

He is a fitness enthusiast and loves travelling with his family. Under his able leadership the hotel will continue to provide guests with creative and inspiring moments, while striving to further enhance service quality with innovation and making every guest travel brilliant. Sudeep said, “The Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre features a blend of old world grace and authenticity. We offer specialised dining experiences with carefully crafted food, served with genuine and warm hospitality.”

Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre is a popular MICE destination and houses one of the biggest Convention Centres in the City. Connected to the Courtyard by Marriott, Hyderabad by a sky bridge the hotel offers over 50,000 sq.ft of meeting space area with a the state of art Convention Centre and 17 meeting rooms of various sizes to accommodate 5-1500 people, just ideal for breakaway sessions.

Guests can find a relaxing spot by the outdoor pool

An extension to the Marriott Convention Centre is the well-manicured “Pearl Gardens” – the outdoor lawn with the capacity to host 2000 people. The Pearl Gardens is a newly built space with lush green lawns and dramatic architectural designs spread across 13,000 sq ft. to meet the world class standards in the heart of the city. Pearl Gardens rejuvenates the entire concept of an open-air space and can cater right from a corporate party, wedding, stage performances and almost anything for an outdoor extravaganza.

While in Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre it is a great idea to spend time in the Hyderabad Baking Company which offers delightful desserts, ice creams, teas, coffees, sandwiches, pastries, salads, healthy and refreshing drinks and local mangoes to relish. I also enjoyed a couple of fantastic dinners in Bidri, the hotel’s elegant and romantic Indian restaurant.

Bidri is the hotel’s elegant and romantic Indian restaurant.

Bidri is a great place to enjoy the authentic flavours of royal cuisine in tastefully decorated interiors with live ghazal singers which take you back in time. Chef Pawan Manhas dished up his award winning Hyderabadi biryani for me while I was a guest in this hotel.

Okra the multi-cuisine restaurant works up a treat for the eyes as well as the palate. It boasts of a show kitchen with several live counters serving Indian and Oriental delicacies. Altitude Lounge Bar, on the 8th floor of the hotel offers exotic cocktails in exciting varieties; lip smacking short eats and also undoubtedly gives a spectacular view of the sunset by the Lake Side. Executive Sous chef MV Naidu came up a local thaali for me which comprised of a delicious seafood curry served with neer dosas and tamarind rice.

Altitude Lounge Bar has spectacular views over the lake

While in the hotel I visited the Tattva Spa and Salon several times and felt very relaxed and rejuvenated. The therapists in the spa and salon were extremely efficient and friendly and ensured that I had a super time. I started by experiencing the signature spa treatment followed by trying a scrub and wrap. The salon is a great place to get a haircut or unwind with a pedicure as I did during my stay.

Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre is a perfect destination for relaxation, rejuvenation when one is visiting Hyderabad for pleasure and also an ideal hotel for business travellers. The Convention Centre makes it a great venue for those who are in the city to plan weddings or grand events. Definitely worth several visits when in Hyderabad !

The Tattva Spa and Salon offers a wide range of rejuvenating treatments and therapies

Address: Tank Bund Rd, Opposite, Hussain Sagar, Lake, Hyderabad, Telangana 500080, India
Phone: +91 40 6652 2999
Website: marriott.com