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Vivanta by Taj - Yeshwantpur, Bangalore opens

As Yeshwantpur emerges as a bustling business hub and a vivid marker of the city’s appetite for development, Vivanta by Taj welcomes its third hotel to the city alongside Vivanta by Taj - Whitefield and Vivanta by Taj - MG Road.

Described as ‘a new age urban oasis’ and targeting corporate travellers, the hotel is only nine miles from Bangalore’s buzzing centre and is situated in the middle of the city’s convention district.

The hotel features 327 rooms and suites, with the 1,829 square foot Presidential Nirvana Suite, which overlooks the famous ISKCON temple, being one of the finest in the district. The design of the hotel draws on Yeshwantpur’s past reputation as The Garden City, and with its references to nature throughout, it is sure to induce a sense of calm.

The 18,000 square feet of meetings space make it the ideal location for business buffs. When activity in the boardroom ceases, guests can feast in one of the hotel’s three restaurants. Exciting flavours from The Punjab are served up at Paranda, modern Mediterranean fare can be found at Azure, whilst the all-day dining restaurant Palette offers oriental, continental and Indian dishes. Meanwhile, Shimmer, the hotel’s bar, is the perfect spot to sip cocktails in the surrounds of the guest designers’ latest collections.

Another highlight is the Jiva Spa. Guests can head here for a workout, swim or sumptuous spa treatment. The signature Jagr Treatment, which combines traditional Indian techniques, such as champi (head massage) and a back walk, will awaken tired souls.



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