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Hyatt expands to the South India market with new hotel

Posted on Monday 22 August 2011 in Shopping, Business, Airport, Hyatt, Chennai


The new Hyatt Chennai features luxury and art in the center of town. - Shopping Travel News

Business and holiday travelers have a new hotel option when traveling to South India: the Hyatt Regency Chennai.

With all of the features one would expect of the Hyatt brand, the new accommodations offer luxury in the heart of the city. Each of the 327 rooms is appointed with flat screen LCD televisions, complete with a DVD player and satellite channels. Business people will find wireless and wall-wired high-speed internet connections to suit their needs at their personal workstation, in addition to dual-line telephones.

Although Chennai is a common post for business travelers, cultural and beach holidays can be passed both in the immediate area and in surrounding towns. Being a transportation hub for much of the southeastern part of the country, the city is a perfect launching point for a tour of the region.

The new Hyatt is located on the Anna Salai, about 20 minutes from the airport and conveniently close to the IT corridor, some of the city's best shopping and many government buildings.

Cultural sites in Chennai include the Cholamandalam Artist Village, a communal collection of more than 50 artists. Exhibitions range from sculpture, paintings and folk art, and visitors to the village can sometimes take in recitals by resident poets and dancers.

If the artists' village captures your interest, more artwork can be found in the Hyatt itself. Following the theme of "madhu, kriti, vriti," (which speeks of the relationship between bees and flowers), the custom installation is a one-of-a-kind display of works from over 40 Indian and international artists.

For a less cultural and more leisurely holiday, travelers can take advantage of the hotel's three full-scale restaurants, two lounges, a pool bar and a deli-style cafe. Indian and European-inspired gourmet buffet dining can be found at Spice Market. The restaurant touts its menu of Indian comfort food and Western bistro-style dishes, and outdoor dining on the deck offers views of the hotel pool and surrounding gardens.

Authentic Sichuan Chinese cuisine can be found at Stix, which features open kitchens and a gourmet take on southeast Asian food stands. The hotel's newest restaurant, set to open soon, is Focaccia. Southern Italian tastes from authentic pizzas to homemade pasta will make the new Hyatt worth visiting if only for the many dining options.

Whether traveling to Chennai for business or staying in the area to explore the region, the Hyatt's location, amenities and art collection offer guests a luxurious stay in the heart of the city.

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