ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon has been Ranked No.1 Resort in Asia by the Conde Nast Traveler U.S.A. Readers’ Choice Awards 2016, for the second consecutive year.
More than 300,000 travellers, the most recorded yet, participated in the 29th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards Survey, voting for their favourite hotels from around the world. The voter ratings reflect a traveller’s passion for the authentic, the personalized and the unexpected-amidst established brands and new entrants to the world of luxury hospitality.
This accolade follows a series of international recognition garnered by ITC Grand Bharat, since its opening, including Conde Nast Traveler U.S. Hot List – Best Hotels 2015, Robb Report ‘Best of the Best’ World luxury portfolio 2015 and CNN Travel – Among the Top 11 Golf resorts in the world, among others.
Commenting on this honour, Dipak Haksar, Chief Executive, ITC Hotels expressed, “ITC Grand Bharat is a milestone in ITC Hotels’ 4-decade journey. In many ways it is an expression of what ITC’s hotels represent. This independent voting by the discerning readers of Conde Nast Traveler U.S. is testimony of ITC’s commitment to creating globally competitive, world-class Indian brands.”
ITC Limited announced the opening of the hotel in November 2014 as India’s first and only all-suite luxury retreat. Embodying ITC Hotels’ ethos of ‘Responsible Luxury’, the 104 suites retreat ushered in a new era in the Indian hospitality industry as the ultimate expression of ‘Unhurried Luxury’. Set amidst a 1.2 sq. km. estate, the retreat encompasses premium accommodation including 4 Presidential Villas mirroring different dynasties of India, 100 luxury suites with semi-private pools and terraces, Asia’s first and only 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, innovative culinary experiences reflecting ITC’s tradition of culinary excellence and bespoke meeting spaces. In addition, ITC’s internationally acclaimed indigenous spa brand Kaya Kalp finds new expression covering an entire floor of 3251 sq. m with 9 therapy rooms.
Set amidst the ancient Aravali hills, the luxury destination retreat is conveniently located 45 kms. from the capital city of New Delhi. Enticed by its diverse offers of unhurried luxury in lifestyle, health, wellness, beauty, recreation, cuisine and human bonding, the ITC Grand Bharat is an epitome of ‘Slow Tourism’- A microcosm of ‘Bharatvarsh’ – it is the very idea of India.
Echoing ITC Hotels’ ‘Responsible Luxury’ ethos, the ITC Grand Bharat combines grandeur with intimacy to operate according the highest principles of environmental stewardship, certified as a LEED® Platinum Hotel, the highest recognition accorded to Green Buildings in the world.