I was invited to stay at Marriott Suites Pune recently by the newly appointed general manager Saurabh Bharara. It was a delight to spend three nights in a spacious two bedroom apartment surrounded by greenery and vast open spaces.
“Marriott Suites symbolizes modern luxury and premium service in a suburban milieu, catering to the short and long stay discerning travellers who seek privacy, personalised service and a sanctuary amidst a niche and elegant setting.
“The fact that an all-suite hotel in the plush area of Koregaon Park, is pet-friendly, every room category is equipped with a kitchenette and balcony/garden, spacious 2 and 3 BHK rooms with balcony/ garden and is a 20 minutes drive from Pune Airport makes Marriott Suites unique,” said general manager Saurabh Bharara.
For business and leisure travel or a combination of both, Marriott Suites scores with its strategic location. The airport is a mere 5 km away and Pune Railway Station at a distance of 3km, leading IT parks and various business districts are within proximity.
Marriott Suites has the largest inventory (199 rooms) of chic suites in Pune. Located in a quiet residential area near Koregaon Park, this hotel also allows pets. The hotel has an area where children can play, ideal for families with kids.
Other facilities include a private entrance for each annex, car wash, WiFi connectivity, flat screen TV with home theatre system, granite and marble bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen (including high quality kitchenware and electric hobs).
Marriott Suites Pune also houses a fully equipped gym with modern cardiovascular and strength apparatus and an invigorating pool along with recreational facilities like a tennis court along with a squash court. For those who wish to unwind, a visit to the spa is the perfect solution.
There is a wide range of apartment configurations and choices for guests (550sq ft – 1400sq ft) to pick from, be it a Studio, 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK as well as choice of garden apartments on the ground floor. All suites are spacious and have an outdoor seating area and balconies.
For those who enjoy their meals, the hotel has several options to cater to everyone’s palates. Sen5es; the 24 hour world cuisine buffet restaurant, Sorriso; the authentic Italian restaurant and Oak Lounge; the most happening bar of the city are the various food and beverage outlets in this hotel.
Sorriso, the Italian restaurant, is a big hit with most Puneites. The talented Italian Chef Massimo Verzini is friendly and his food is innovative along with attractive presentations. Interactive live kitchens showcasing Italian home-style pizza, variety of freshly made pastas and display of meats and cheese stimulates the senses integrating the diner as part of the action.
With an al-fresco area, the mood is warm and relaxing making it an absolute delight for guests drifting in and out, meeting friends and enjoying a great meal with friends or family. The service is proactive, friendly and prompt.
Offering an eclectic mix of music and entertainment in it’s uniquely relaxed ambience, Oak Lounge serves as a versatile retreat and the ideal place to linger after work, over a drink or party to the sounds of jazz, retro and international music. The quaint interiors and plush oversized lounge sofas surround the lounge with a long bar which is one of the primary features of the decor.
Serving classical and new world wines, Oak Lounge is a wine lover’s delight. The impressive display of a wide selection of wines and whiskeys from around the world only add to the charm of this elegant and chic lounge. A private lounge allows cigar enthusiasts to enjoy their Cubans in a mini–haven of solitude.
Oak lounge dishes up signature beverages from classics to unique after dinner cocktails. The beverage list includes a variety of mocktails, heady cocktails as well as international spirits. With a renowned DJ playing lounge music, Oak
Lounge converts into a night club raising the bar and tempo to hip hop and house music post 11pm.
Sen5es restaurant and lounge with its unique ambience is a veritable gastronomic delight. This spacious restaurant overlooks a soul soothing swimming pool. Specially designed to attract both local guests and tourists, Sen5es offers a fine dining experience as it presents an excellent selection of dishes.
The menu ranges from international gourmet classics to European, Indian, Asian cuisines apart from made to order dishes which are not a part of the menu. Using the finest ingredients from across the world, each dish is fresh and full of the typical flavours of the region of it’s origin. Sen5es offers buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner and it features a la carte dishes as well. While at Sen5es, I tried the diamond dosa which is a signature breakfast preparation here.
A stay at one of the 199 tastefully designed suites at Marriott Suites Pune is the perfect weekend getaway as well as ideal for those looking for a long holiday and I had a super time during my stay!
Address: 81, Mundhwa Rd, Fatima Nagar, Koregaon Park Annexe, Mundhwa, Pune, Maharashtra 411036, India
Phone: +91 20 6683 7777