1) Vivanta By Taj - MG Road
Ask anyone that has ever attended a business conference in Bengaluru, they will tell you that the conference was held at MG Road's Vivanta By Taj! Yes, this hotel is that synonymous with corporate meetings. Located in the bang centre of Bangalore's business and recreation hub - MG Road - the hotel boasts of everything that you can wish for. An outdoor swimming pool, a spa, a well-equipped fitness centre, a beauty parlour, and much more. The modern rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee maker, a safe, and a huge work space that will allow you to be well-prepared for the client. The hotel also has several cafes and restaurants that can be frequented based on mood or cuisine.
Status meter: 9.5/10
Where: 41/3, MG Road, Yellappa Garden, Yellappa Chetty Layout, Ulsoor, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Phone: 080666 04444
2) Vivanta by Taj President
Our national economic capital - Mumbai - has some of the finest hotels tailor-made for business travellers, but none finer than the majestic Vivanta By Taj President at the posh Cuffe Parade. The award-winning hotel is located close to famous attractions such as the Gateway of India and Marine Drive, and is known for its chic ambience which has continued to attract the new-age corporate go getter for a business stay. The hotel includes a swimming pool and a spa, and the rooms are tastefully decorated with silk fabrics besides having a well-stocked minibar. There is also a 24-hour restaurant inside the premises so you know where to take your client for the after-party meeting.
Status meter: 9/10
Where: 90 Cuffe Parade, Maharashtra, Cuffe Parade, 400005 Mumbai, India
Phone: 022 6665 0808
3) The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam
Kochi is an up-and-coming business destination thanks to a self-sustaining economy. And if you are also travelling for work to the city, the best place to stay at is The Gateway Hotel at Ernakulam's Marine Drive. The place promises the best of both worlds - it is located near the city centre but also offers a stunning sea view from your window. There is also a spa and a swimming pool available within the property, and the rooms are fitted with classy ambience, replete with warm lighting, wooden flooring and a minibar. The hotel also boasts of great restaurants such as Blueflame and Utsav that serve seafood and Indian cuisine respectively.
Status meter: 9/10
Where: Shanmugham Rd, Marine Drive, Ernakulam, Kerala 682011
Phone: 0484 667 3300
4) Taj Banjara
Hyderabad is popular for idolising its film stars and most of them have made Banjara Hills their permanent residence because it's a beautiful location. So in case you are travelling to Hyderabad for official purposes, it only makes sense to stay at Taj Banjara which is widely regarded as the best hotel in the city. Featuring a plethora of luxuries, such as an outdoor pool, gym, and four dining options, the property also takes immense pride in its world-class rooms that are fitted with classic interiors, wooden flooring and a massive workspace. You should see it to believe it!
Status meter: 10/10
Where: Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034
Phone: 040 6666 9999
5) Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador
Finally tackling the great national capital where everything is supposed to be larger than life in order to truly set the ball rolling. So if you are looking for a business stay or to hold a meeting at, there is nothing more imperial than the legendary Vivanta By Taj Ambassador located at Sujan Singh Park. The location is impeccable, and so are the amenities provided. Besides a health club and a spa within the premises, the Taj Ambassador surprises you with delight by providing little extras such as Egyptian cotton towels that truly make your stay an affair to remember. Each room is also gifted with a balcony and a private lounge area. And did I forget the many restaurants located inside the hotels? Sigh, you know you are in Delhi when you stay here.
Status meter: 9.5/10
Where: Sujan Singh Park, Subramaniam Bharti Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Phone: 011 6626 1000