I have always been fascinated by the way The Park hotels in India have been designed. Each hotel has a unique story to tell and it is interesting to note the way art and fashion are merged to create unique structures that intrigue and delight at the same time. Recently I enjoyed a fantastic stay of three nights at The Park Hyderabad. One of the best aspects about this popular hotel is the location.
To start with, this is the first hotel to have a metallic finish in Hyderabad. The outer curvaceous structure to the building has a design of the Nizams Jewels set to a graphic design, the trillion design. The beautiful hotel’s structure itself is like a jewel that glows with different lights depicting precious stones from Ruby, Coral, Amethyst, Emerald, and Sapphire.
The various categories of well-designed rooms offer single, double and twin options. Each guest floor has a unique colour theme, inspired by jewels. Fourth floor is Red (Ruby), Fifth floor is Orange (Coral), Sixth floor is Icy Green (Peridot), Seventh floor is Dark Green (Emerald), Eighth floor is Blue (Sapphire). The designs on the carpets are inspired by Mehendi (henna) designs.
I was delighted to be hosted in the beautiful Enmeshed Room No-5055 which is a 800 sq feet suite and has been conceived as a fully contained self-sufficient unit that features lounging, dining, working, sleeping and dressing areas designed by Rajiv Saini. A juxtapose with industrial steel meshing forms the veil separating the lounging and sleeping areas, making a reference to the traditional ‘bamboo chicks’ of old Hyderabadi havelis.
I tried the festive brunch on the occasion of Diwali at Verandah which was decorated beautifully with flowers. Throughout my stay I enjoyed some fabulously curated meals by the talented and friendly Chef Arnob Roy at the Pearl Garden which is the Private Dining Room at Verandah with subtle white furnishings and an elegant view of the lake. The table has an inlay of Mother of Pearl and is designed by Gunjan Gupta from New Delhi.
The buffet area has been placed in another section in order to provide the guest with abundant space to move about. In the center is a multi-legged table which is designed by Gunjan Gupta. The lights above the multi legged table are called Romeo Louis lights. Aspects such as Link Easy chairs, Little Globe chairs and Pendant lights in Pearl Garden Room are the highlights of this popular restaurant.
Aura located at level 2 is the perfect relaxation zone to deal with travel exhaustion, anxiety and stress. The peaceful environs of this gorgeous spa designed in shades of blue and white work on the mind, body and soul to rejuvenate and reinvent a frequent traveller like me.
I enjoyed several treatments and beauty therapies in this gorgeous space and felt really relaxed in the company of efficient and friendly therapists; I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that this is one of the best spas and salons I have ever visited in my career. Designed by Sandeep Khosla, Aura is inspired by the sheen, transparency and whiteness of the Golconda Diamond. The therapy rooms and suites feature silver foil embossed doors and curved walls with padded diamond shaped pearl white fabric.
An elegant restaurant both in terms of its ambience and cuisine, Aish has been designed by Tarun Tahiliani a respected name in the Indian fashion industry. The interiors translate the opulence of the ancient palatial houses of India. Most work like silver door, marbles etc is done by craftsmen from Jodhpur. Apart from marble there’s crystals and glass mirrors used across the restaurant. A traditional welcome is offered to guests with pearl garland (Hyderabad pearls – Cultured pearls) and with Ithar (in urdu – Attar – essential oils derived from botanical sources).
The flooring has mother of pearl inlay and chrome and amber colours are widely used in the restaurant. The Swarovski crystal chandeliers are designed in such a way that they have inverted bulbs to match those used during the Nawabi era in which candles / diyas are used to light the same. The design is made to whisk the guests into the past in order to experience the dining extravagance of the Nizams and their cuisine.
Elements such as the Mother of Pearl Bowl / Floor – Inlay, Crystal Chair – bought from Nizams, Marble Jar – Single Marble, Crystal Fountain, Crystal Chandelier, first copies of photographs by Lala Deen Dayal, official photographer of the Court of Nizam bring out the uniqueness and opulence of this magnificently regal restaurant. Apart from these restaurants, the hotel houses Aqua Bar, Carbon, The Sicca Bar and Kismet.
A stay at The Park is definitely a unique and pleasant experience owing to the design element which is prevalent everywhere in the property, superior food and service combined with the warmth and hospitality offered by the hotel!
Address: 22, Raj Bhavan Rd, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082, India
Phone: +91 40 4499 0000