Hotel Review: Mövenpick Hotel & Spa in Bangalore, India
Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore is a maiden venture of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company and is one of the leading 5 star hotels with international-standard facilities in Bangalore. The property features a variety of dining experiences, well-equipped meeting rooms, spacious banquet halls offering facilities with modern amenities, high-class interiors, beautiful outdoor garden and lawn. With the international airport at close vicinity, the hotel has proved to be much more than a convenient destination for its loyal international and local guests. Committed to sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified Hotel Company in the world. During a recent visit to Bangalore I stayed at this hotel and came back feeling rejuvenated and relaxed owing to the efficient staff and warm hospitality offered by the hotel. Upon my arrival I was accorded a warm welcome by the General Manager and his team. There was a welcome platter in my suite that consisted of tender coconut water, fresh fruits and chocolates. While in South India, it is a great idea to keep sipping on tender coconut water as it is abundantly available there.
Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore has evolved as an upscale five star hotel with extraordinary event spaces in the last few years. It is very efficiently designed as a contemporary business destination. With huge event spaces, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore can arrange functions for up to 800 guests and meetings for 300 delegates. They also provide a team which can plan entertainment and innovative food and beverage services with personal touches. Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore has 182 well-appointed rooms including 8 suites and a Presidential Suite. Starting at a spacious 377 sq. ft., all rooms are Wi-Fi enabled containing a 42” flat screen LCD TV with integrated media systems and offer stunning views of the city. Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore offers guests an exciting hospitality experience coupled with quality, reliability and care with a personal touch. The rooms are designed to express the supreme exclusivity of Swiss eminence and exactness. Rooms spread over a 39-sqm area, along with four-fixture bathroom, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, complimentary internet connectivity, spacious work desk and a soothing city view make for a comfortable stay. For those looking to relax and rejuvenate, an appointment at the serene Sohum Spa is a great idea. The spa is designed like an Indian temple and offers traditional and international therapies with an assortment of choices to cater to everyone’s needs.
My Place is a lively dining and social hotspot ideal for meetings and social gatherings. Known for Sunday brunches, it serves a wide range of cuisines including European, Asian, South Indian and North Indian. Mezzaluna is a gourmet Italian fine dining restaurant known for its authentic cuisine and popular with locals in Bangalore. It is a very well designed space place with beautiful paintings and a serene atmosphere, the open kitchen being a major highlight. A private dining area and a pizza oven are other attractions of this eatery. Designed elegantly what with fresco paintings depicting scenes from Venice, mosaic wall and ceiling art and beautiful paintings adorning the walls, ornate lamps add to the ambience. Chef Armando di Filippo himself takes a lot of interest in guest preferences and creates delicious and healthy Italian fare. His philosophy is to cook food that is simple and genuine and made from the freshest of ingredients which is actually what works in the global culinary arena these days. So whether it is the unique bread presentations or the delicate pastas or meats to the light but flavourful sorbets, everything turns out to be a delightful treat here.
Obsidian Music and Sports bar is a scintillating place to treat your senses with audio visual delights. Big screens and comfortable sitting makes it a favorite place for every sports lover. An array of Bonsai plants gives it a classy look. Bonsai Lounge is an open air Al fresco seating place and is inspired by love for nature. Comfortable chairs are arranged among the tiny trees, under green overhanging canopies. Candles resembling dim electric lights glow gently on glass-topped tables. Sky Brew the roof top German Bier Garten at Mӧvenpick Hotel and Spa Bangalore is on the Terrace of the property. Soaked in the panoramic view of the city lights, this place has an interesting setting with hand finished beer barrels cleverly used as tables with chairs around and an uninterrupted view of the Bangalore skyline, dotted with generous patches of green. The menu comprises of amazing concoctions and barbeque grills.
While I was a guest at the hotel, the Karnataka food festival was on and was a huge hit with guests. With a unique buffet laid out for lunch and dinner every day, the festival scored when it came to presentation, authenticity and originality. “Bangalore has a cosmopolitan crowd, and is home to people from all parts of the world. Through this food festival, Kannadigas had a chance to experience their culture and cuisine while non Kannadigas had greater exposure to the culinary landscape of the state”, said Subroto Banerjee, General Manager, Movenpick Hotel and Spa Bangalore. Gaurav Bathla, Sous Chef, Movenpick Hotel and Spa Bangalore designed an impressive menu that is authentic and diverse, showcasing regional favorites as well. Chef Gaurav said, “The cuisine of Karnataka has influences of its bordering states, as well as different communities. Through this food festival, our guests and patrons enjoyed an unforgettable culinary trail. Apart from a wide spread buffet offering a range of mouth-watering delicacies, the hotel also had decorations according to the theme. The entire team was dressed up in traditional Karnataka attire to let guests experience the true spirit of the state. The interesting menu has options like Maddur Vada, Mangalore Rawa Fry, Mutton Sukkha, Baleki Palya, Mangaloreon Prawn Curry, Nool Puttu, Obbatina Saaru, Kori Roti, Ragi Mudde, Obattu, Mysore Pak, to name a few.
The hotel scores with its personalized service delivery and the Swiss approach to quality and is a great choice especially for corporate travellers. A stay in Mövenpick Hotel & Spa is comfortable and luxurious with peaceful and expansive rooms; unrivaled spa and reclining facilities; an excellent selection of restaurants, bakeries and bars; and five-star service every step of the way.
Address: 115, Gokula Extension, HMT Road, Near BEL Circle, Mathikere Extension, Mathikere, Bengaluru, KA 560054, India
Phone: +91 80 4300 1000