The city’s hotel hub — Sector V — has a new addition. Eastern India’s first ibis hotel — ibis Kolkata Rajarhat — is the latest property on the block. t2 got an exclusive walk- through of the business hotel which is a joint venture between AccorHotels and InterGlobe Hotels and is ready to open doors from today.
FACTS & FIGURES z Building Area: 3,099sq ft z Standing tall at: 30mts z Guest room size: 187sq ft z Number of floors: 8 z Number of rooms: 189 z Number of ibis hotels in India: 19 z The Rajarhat property is the first ibis hotel in eastern India. z The hotel breaks away from the standard monochrome facade and features a trendy, colourful facade, giving it a younger, friendlier and sleeker look and feel. z ibis Kolkata Rajarhat also has one of the largest MICE space compared to the other Ibis hotels in India. z The hotel is built keeping sustainable construction at the epicentre.The property is constructed as a green building that features ample green areas and landscaping, and uses eco-friendly building material. Afghani Chicken Tikka: Kebabs make up a sizeable section of the menu. We tried the Afghani Chicken Tikka that is made with boneless chicken, hung curd, garlic, chilli paste, along with other seasoning. The result? Juicy and tasty chicken chunks.
Moong Dal Boda: Inspired by the popular street food, these are made with moong dal paste, onions and spices. The deepfried pakoras are served in a banana leaf cone with green chutney. Kasundi Mushroom: The nibbles list also includes Kasundi Mushroom that has button mushroom stuffed with cottage cheese and kasundi that lends that kick. EYE-CATCHER: The overall decor of the business hotel is minimalist. Guests can enjoy some me time or finish quick work inside the cocoonshaped sections that are equipped with desktops (top left). Paintings and wall art based on the city (think trams, yellow cabs, Howrah Bridge and kantha-inspired art) form the main part of the decor. Before you enter the hotel, you will spot this cab which is half yellow and half painted in ibis hotel colours.
Source: Telegraph India