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Hotel Review: Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel, Bengaluru in India

By Jyoti Balani  |  March 11, 2020

The Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel is the brand’s fourth hotel in India and first in South India. Comprising of vibrant rooms, chic social event spaces, multi-functional meeting rooms with natural daylight and distinct local flavours, the hotel is the ultimate destination that offers unique experiences exceeding conventional expectations in business travel.

The hotel features horse-inspired design motifs given its interesting location and inspires travellers to experience unconventional travel. Situated just steps away from the iconic Bangalore Turf Club, this hotel features 276 modern and artfully balanced rooms offering stunning views of the race course.

Guests can experience the most peaceful nights with Marriott’s contemporary and relaxing Revive® Bedding in every guestroom. This is the brand’s first hotel in South India and the fourth in line to join the Renaissance Hotels India portfolio.

The hotel features 276 modern and artfully balanced rooms offering stunning views of the race course

“The combined efforts of our hotel team and our patrons have gotten us this far, and I would personally like to share my gratitude. We are proud to be a part of this incredible growth story and see the hotel serve as a platform for guests to explore and share all that is vibrant and exciting about the city.

With a distinct and conscious effort to present local experiences in an unusual manner, the Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel will always have that unexpected surprise waiting for its guests.” said Subhankar Bose, general manager, Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel.


The hotel houses three incredible culinary outlets including Lush, the casual all-day dining restaurant serving delectable cuisines from across the world. Cinnamon is a one-stop destination located at the lobby level for gourmet delicatessen items and sweet treats created by the talented executive pastry chef Ashutosh Gairola. Cinnamon is a perfect place for a cup of masala chai and healthy concoctions freshly prepared by the friendly staff.

R Bar

R Bar is a chic venue with a unique decor where live bands perform regularly

One of the most interesting elements in the hotel is the R Bar which is a stylish pub with a contemporary twist. Whether it is hand-crafted cocktails and fine wines at R Bar, or interesting small plates of food, this chic venue is ideal to spend a fun evening in Bangalore with a beautifully-designed equestrian décor.

To add an essence of art to R Bar, a life-size wooden horse is suspended from the restaurant’s ceiling making it a highlight of the unique décor and adds an element of artistic design. The outlet has popular live bands performing regularly as part of the brand’s signature program.

The entire concept of the R Bar revolves around a contemporary twist where so many interesting elements come together to offer a unique experience. Elegantly designed spaces, interesting bar rituals and superior hospitality all come together to create a delightful experience.

Kerala inspired seafood Laksa served with Iddiappam, Mangalorian Koli Ghee Roast and prawns tempura are popular preparations dished up by executive chef Sandeep Kumar and his team. The best part about the food and cocktails is that everything is innovative and interesting; here the food menu complements the long list of drinks.

The hotel’s innovative Navigator service allows guests to discover local hidden gems, historical landmarks and popular  activities

The hotel offers extensive facilities for social events and meetings. Spread over 12680 sq. ft. (Including lawns at the hotel) of space, the property features the brand’s signature R.E.N. Meetings Program as well as highly advanced with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology and high-speed Wi-Fi. A team of dedicated event and wedding specialists are always on board to assist and organise events.

Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel features all of the brand’s unique experiences, including Evenings at Renaissance where guests can connect, socialize, and experience the locale through nightly programming. For the true social discoverer, the hotel’s Navigators will help guests experience the neighbourhood’s soul by highlighting hidden gems and handpicked local discoveries – the best of culinary, music, arts and more to compliment the liveliness of Bengaluru.

At Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel guests find a place where simple delights become memorable moments, where distinctive style melds with touches of curiosity and where unparalleled service and uncommon sophistication assures a unique experience.

Shea the Spa

Shea Spa is a symphony fabricated of warmth, a brilliant material composition and palpable spatial designing

Located in the Renaissance Race Course Hotel, Bangalore, Shea Spa is designed as a perfect relaxation zone from the chaos of the IT city. Drawing inspiration from the green city and the client’s requirement of a lavish space that relaxes the clients with its services, the design is devised with a warm and welcoming persona. Taking advantage of the huge window length along the east and west of the site, the 6000sft layout is designed to encapsulate the green vistas of Bangalore.

The salon space is sandwiched between the quiet private therapy rooms and the wet area of the spa. Rooms Division Manager Utsah Sehgal helped me find my way to this spa and on entering, it was a delight to observe a raw uncut Gwalior stone finished wall complementing the pungent dark wood, metal and fabric light fixtures and the greenery of the views.

Light and colour play in the design elaborates the design vocabulary by perfectly balancing the luxury and user experience. Natural light is channeled into each room. Lighting fixtures are customised of metal and fabric to enhance the material palette of the design. Dark wood panels that offset the textured Gwalior stone panels, break the monotony of the warm palette.

This spa is a symphony fabricated of warmth, a brilliant material composition and palpable spatial designing. While I was a guest at the hotel, I visited this beautifully designed spa for a massage and a facial on invite by Neeru Radhakrishnan and felt immensely relaxed and rejuvenated. The salon has efficient stylists and I got my hair coloured by a senior stylist. The therapists and stylists are warm and friendly and make you feel good the moment you step into this beautiful spa.

Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel is a unique property and is designed keeping in mind the brand’s global commitment to design. Definitely worth several visits!


Address: Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel
17 and 17/1, Madhava Nagar Extension, Race Course Lane, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 560001
Phone: 080 6835 5555