ITC Grand Chola Turns 10
The Destination-Defining, LEED Zero Carbon Hotel celebrates 10 glorious years of its peerless presence
The most iconic hospitality destination in Chennai, ITC Grand Chola – celebrates 10 years of its peerless presence in this glorious city, from 10 – 20th October 2022.
Rooted to the soil
The first hotel of its kind, ITC Grand Chola is rooted to the soil, and takes inspiration from the Chola dynasty. A glowing tribute to the splendour of Chola architecture, the hotel defines the destination with its uniquely carved and textured exteriors that reflect the influence of Chola temple architecture and particularly its finest examples: the Brihadeeswara, the Gangaikondacholapuram and the Airavateswara temples.
Stretching across eight acres, ITC Grand Chola has been built to express the grandeur of the Chola Empire in scale and luxury.
Indescribably grand and conceived to recreate the awe-inspiring interiors of the palatial Chola temples and royal durbars, the beauty of the lobby – Sangam is enhanced by the flamboyant sweep of the intricately carved balustrade, the engraved steps to the ornate landing, the friezes and the symmetrically arranged pillars finished in elegant white stucco, reminiscent of the temples of South India. The wheel design on the Grand Staircase symbolizes the Wheel of Life and is the most photographed venue in the city! The ceiling is dressed in a spectacular expanse of shimmering crystal chandeliers in the shape of domes interspersed with deeply carved motifs of flowers, to enhance the feeling of being in a timeless space.
A spectacular bronze and copper horse stands on the right to signify the valour and pride of the Chola kings. It stands in veneration of its erstwhile rulers resplendent with its bridle and accessories beautifully fashioned from metals that were significant during the Chola period.
Epitome of Responsible Luxury
The largest LEED Platinum certified hotel during inception, and the largest hotel in the world and commercial building to achieve the LEED Zero Carbon Certification as on November 2021, ITC Grand Chola is the epitome of Responsible Luxury, which is the defining ethos of ITC Hotels.
ITC Hotels adapted Responsible Luxury as part of its endeavour to proliferate a movement towards planet positive luxury experiences. At ITC Hotels we call this ‘Responsible Luxury’; luxury without compromising the earth and sustainability without compromising on luxury.
Responsible Luxury is even more pertinent in the current context as we move from ‘business as usual’ to ‘business that cares’. Here is where Responsible Luxury as a philosophy is relevant and a sign of the times. In the context of luxury hotels, it takes on the challenge of making luxury more meaningful with deeper roots in society and the environment.
At ITC Grand Chola Responsible Luxury is manifest in our endeavours to bring alive local traditions and customs through the architecture and interior design, cuisine and wellness offerings, service rituals and sustainable practices, exemplified through eco-embedded products, eco-easy services and eco-sensitised associates.
The eco system of the Hotel is embedded in planet positive elements with our wind and solar farm catering to around 94%of electrical energy demands of the Hotel, 100% of irrigation flushing and cooling tower requirements met through treated effluents, purified air over and 30%of ASHRAE standards, farm to plate, zero kilometre food, locally produced Sunya Aqua drinking water, being some of the Responsible Luxury initiatives that are in perennial practice at ITC Grand Chola.
The 10year Celebrations at ITC Grand Chola
Grand celebrations await guests for 10 continuous days starting from 10th October to the 20th of October.
Any guest entering the iconic premises will be greeted by our brand divas clad in traditional kanjivaram saris, with our signature warm namaste, welcoming the guest to an exceptional experience.
A beautiful floral rangoli, invoking Southern nativity, a performance of the traditional and time-honoured Bharatnatyam, the lighting of the lamps, and a glorious Champagne ceremony will form the grand evening ritual in the Sangam lobby.
Stay offer for 10 years celebration
Guests can stay in our Executive Club rooms at INR 10000+applicable taxes (includes Breakfast and WiFi) and Club ITC Members can use Green points for the stay as a special billing offer. Use code ITCTEN to avail the offer on our room from 10th to 20th October, 2022.
Food and Beverage Festivities from 10 – 20 October 2022
In commemoration of this momentous milestone, ITC Grand Chola unveils a series of scintillating celebrations for guests and associates.
At Café Mercara, relive old-time favourites in cuisine, and music, with retro food and retro live music transporting you to nostalgia, at dinner. Warm up to:
Jubilee Coleslaw, Waldorf Salad, Prawn Cocktail, Mixed Vegetable Ishtew, Baked Vegetable Tettrazini, Vegetable Cutlets, Vegetable Jalfrezi, Vegetable Pot Pie, Cary Saheb’s Baked prawns, Fish fry, Mrs Beeton’s Moorugh Curry, Chicken Tetrazzini, Lamb Jaalfrezi, and Shepherd’s Pie.
Signature Chola Reminiscence cocktails, ‘Nanari Gin Bongtail’ and ‘Mount Road 63’ at a special rate of INR 500, are available at all dining venues at mealtimes.
A complimentary glass of bubbly will be served to all our diners at all specialty dining destinations.
Reap from your #mycholamoment as you tag us reliving your grand old memories at ITC Grand Chola, with a 10% gratitude savings on Food and Soft Beverages at all outlets.
Enjoy a 10day themed dinner celebration featuring The Spice Trail brunch, Highway on My Buffet, Local Love – Farm to Plate Brunch, Flavours of North East, The Old Delhi Charm, Aamchi Mumbai Brunch series, Pop & Rock Brunch, Oktoberfest, and many more at the Madras Pavilion, serving the best of its menu, at INR 2500 plus taxes, as part of The Grand Culmination.
Live it up with A Night to Remember with a special DJ act at all bars, at INR 2500 all inclusive.
On 10/10/2022, make the most of the lucky number 22, and enjoy a 22% savings on your bill for ten or more guests at Peshawri, Ottimo, Madras Pavilion and the Royal Vega, for lunch/dinner.
On the 15th, it’s time for Southern indulgence reimagined with the celebratory dinner set menu ‘Kimaya’, starring Lobster Dumpling with Chili Garlic Jam, Steamed Seabass with Gongura Emulsion, Tempered Bottle Gourd with Plum Chutney, Uthukuli Butter Morel with Malabar Parotta and Beetroot Toffee, among others, paired with luxury beverages at Avartana.
Go Italian on 16th, savour a ten-course dinner with wine featuring:
Marinated burrata, sour cherry glaze, toasted almonds
Red prawn, asparagus, marinated burrata, pink tomato glaze, onion dust
Charcoal tortelli papa pomodoro – tomato, parmesan, cracked pepper; basil butter,
Tiramisu among others.
At Pan Asian, on 16th, a10 course chef’s studio with wine, will feature:
Grilled hon shemaji mushrooms
Charcoal grilled miso black cod
Alba truffle drop
Hecai pan cakes, sweet azuki
The Wok will showcase
Tossed main jin with shemaji mushroom with kuro pepper
Yamazaki infused New Zealand lamb with kuro pepper
ITC Grand Chola looks forward to welcoming guests to participate in and savour the 10-day grand celebrations of the iconic hotel, which has changed the landscape of the city, in more ways than one!
For reservations pls contact +91 9599049580, +91 9677050598.