Last weekend, being a long holiday weekend (13th to 16th August), we decided to make a short leisure trip to Bangalore City for three days. It had been raining incessantly in Mumbai for the last whole month making it impossible to move out much or do anything else. Getting bored of being stuck to the house caused us to think of taking a short break away from home for a while and the closest place that we could get relatively cheap air tickets at such short notice was for Bangalore City via Kingfisher, for which I am a Club Member. So without further ado, we booked our flights and then did come research online on the hotels where we could have a comfortable stay.That's when I came upon Sheraton Hotel Bangalore. The Sheraton Hotel is part of the Starwood hotels and resorts worldwide and to my surprise, I discovered that they are have a partnership with the Kingfisher, my preferred airlines, wherein you can get extra Kingfisher miles for just staying in this hotel. This spurred my interest in choosing to stay in this hotel.
|Sheraton Hotel Brigade Gateway, Bangalore.|
The Sheraton Hotel at Bangalore was opened quite recently in the month of May 2011 and is located in Malleswaram on Dr Rajkumar Road, Rajajinagar. The Hotel forms a part of the expansive Brigade Gateway lifestyle enclave comprising of the World Trade Center office tower, the massive Orion Mall and Multiplex, green space, a man made lake and is also connected to the World Trade Centre (WTC) and the Orion Mall via a sky bridge. All in all, the whole property looks pretty impressive and stylish as per international standards, has all the comforts, easy accessibility, suited to the business class and is also very futuristic in its design and facilities. It is situated about 34kms away from the airport, and so it took us about 35-40 minutes by cab to reach it as there was little traffic on the roads late at night. All the other important places like the city center, Golf club, Bangalore palace, Cubbon park etc are within 10 kilometers of the hotel. One can use the hotel travel desk for transportation or use the city cab services. However, for unplanned movement, it was also very easy to catch an auto rickshaw during the day (which is the preferred mode of cheap local transport in the city) from right outside the Hotel.
|View of Sheraton Hotel from the man made Lake.|
The Sheraton Hotel is an ideal destination for both business and leisure and the stay is definitely a lifestyle experience. We found ourselves booked into the deluxe pool facing room on the 10th floor, which offered a fantastic view of the pool, the man made lake, and the iconic ISKCON Temple that's located nearby. We were given the King size bed as per our choice, which was big enough for all three of us to fit in very comfortably, and therefore we did not require an extra bed for my son. The room was very comfortable and spacious, offering all the world class amenities in it. See Pictures below.
|Deluxe Room at Sheraton Hotel|
|View of Iskon Temple from the Pool.|