Doubling as this year’s Santa, ITC Hotels has a bouquet of Christmas-special offerings for its guests. Think exclusive hampers, a mega 31-day celebration, and many immersive experiences to choose from. Here’s all that one can expect from the winners of the Best Luxury Hotel Chain at this year’s reader’s choice Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Awards. By Bayar Jain
Extravagance lies at the heart of every ITC Hotels’ experience, and Christmas 2020 is no different. Raising a toast to new beginnings, the responsible luxury hospitality chain has created a concoction of festive-special treats and experiences to choose from.
As part of these ‘Turning 21’ celebrations—a name christened to usher in the New Year and bid adieu to 2020—ITC Hotels is organising a mega 31-day party (ending on January 3, 2021) replete with immersive and experiential activities. The ‘gourmet bubble’ is one such exciting initiative. “In order to enable guests to host private parties, ITC Hotels has introduced the all-inclusive ‘Gourmet Bubble’ for groups above 20 guests. This includes a private venue, a bespoke signature menu and an exclusive service team for guests, all backed by heightened safety and hygiene measures,” says Anil Chadha, Chief Operating Officer, ITC Hotels.
Similar offerings, however, can be availed at their multiple luxurious properties too. Take their exclusive festive hampers, for instance. Available at New Delhi (ITC Maurya, and Sheraton New Delhi), Mumbai (ITC Maratha, and ITC Grand Central), Bengaluru (ITC Windsor, and ITC Gardenia), Hyderabad (ITC Kohenur, and ITC Kakatiya), Kolkata (ITC Royal Bengal), Chennai (ITC Grand Chola), and Jaipur (ITC Rajputana), these delicately crafted boxes of goodies—called the Season’s Selections by ITC Hotels—consist of various goodies from Nutmeg, their gourmet shop. This includes delicacies like plum cakes; Christmas macarons; plum pudding in a jar; toadstool Yule cake; Fabelle luxury chocolate bars; preserved mulled fruits; and edible baubles and ornaments among others—each backed by the brand’s signature WeAssure safety guidelines and measures. To further elevate the regalement, they have on offer a variety of culinary choices from ITC Hotels’ signature food and beverage repertoire, available on dining-in and home delivery, both.
With their pan-India home delivery and takeaway menu on the Gourmet Couch app, ITC Hotels’ delectable dishes are available to indulge in at home. The Home Celebrations menu by Gourmet Couch is designed for joyous moments filled with delightful selections, featuring signature menus that celebrate the spirit of special events. Ranging from feasts to curated set meals, each of these iconic dishes double as the apt set up for a Christmas party.