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October 1, 2012updated Feb 08, 2013

Luxe Launch: 30th Park Hyatt Opens in Chennai, India

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Chennai, India – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Park Hyatt Chennai, Park Hyatt’s third hotel in India and the first Park Hyatt hotel in the “Gateway to southern India,” opened today next to the Governor’s Residence and Guindy National Park. A 15-minute hop from the city’s domestic and international airport, the 201-room hotel is home to two restaurants, the Antahpura Spa, a fully-equipped fitness center and The Apartment, a state-of-the-art meeting facility.

Reflecting the natural beauty and calm of nearby Guindy National Park, the property features flowing landscapes and relaxing interiors, complemented by a graceful lily pond in an inner courtyard. The new developments of Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Sri Perumbudur and the Guindy Industrial Estate are all in close proximity to the hotel, which provides a tranquil retreat for business travelers to this bustling city.

In line with the Park Hyatt brand’s local design approach, Park Hyatt Chennai showcases beautiful, custom-made art installations that have been curated around the concept of Indian textiles and heritage.

Offering two on-site eateries, the hotel caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. The Dining Room overlooks the peaceful lily pond and features traditional South Indian cuisine and European bistro favorites. The Flying Elephant, due to open in early 2013, will be the hotel’s specialty restaurant, serving a selection of exotic cuisines in an awe-inspiring ambience.

Looking to unwind, or recover from jetlag? Antahpura Spa is a contemporary oasis of wellness and rejuvenation, with each of six treatment rooms overlooking the tranquil greenery of the Guindy. Indulge in a treatment inspired by the legendary therapies from the illustrious lineage of Chettinad or a holistic spa experience that employs indigenous herbs and ancient wellness practices. Sphere, a fully equipped fitness center, features hot and cold plunge pools, steam and sauna facilities, a yoga studio and separate cardio and strength training areas.

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