Positioned as a “wellness destination” the middle of the Golden Triangle, a globally known area encompassing Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the ITC Grand Bharat will offer groups boundless wellness opportunities and cultural activities when it opens late this year. Designed in the shape of a mandala, the 104 all-suite hotel symbolizes the concept of ‘Bharatvarsh,’ or the relationship between life and the infinite, positioning it at the top of the must-see list of India’s meetings hotels.
Numerous wellness and cultural experiences unfold across the 5-star resort’s 300 acres, which also contain a farm, citrus plantation and 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. Holding true to ITC’s overarching goal of creating hotels that are rooted to the soil, three “well being kitchens” offer groups feature cuisines that meet the wellness needs of ‘sirath’ (external self) and ‘surath’ (internal self).
Workshops are also available for groups seeking to implement these principles. Over 5,000 sf of meeting space fans out across four state-of-the-art meeting rooms, Akash (Sky), Jal (Water), Vayu (Air) and Agni (Fire), and the Prithvi Ballroom. For creative brainstorming sessions, check out the Peacock Bar, inspired by India’s national bird. It’s premium spirits are complemented by molecular mixology inspired classic cocktails and soft jazz. The India Room serves up a history lesson on the country’s colonizers with Greek, Portuguese, Dutch, French and British-inspired fare.
Regardless of the meeting room, planners are given the full expertise and support from a conference concierge, local event planner and conferencing butlers. And after a day of meetings, arrange an Ayurvedia spa session at the Kaya Kalp-The Royal Spa for groups. The 10,000-sf haven includes 9 therapy rooms. Group yoga sessions in the Yoga Pavilion is another way to build relationships between peers while soaking up the resort’s natural beauty.