November 19th marks the birth anniversary of Late Lalit Suri, Founder Chairman of the Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. On completion of four successful years of its new brand identity –The The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group (an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Ltd.) performed rituals at the iconic The Great Eastern Kolkata, which is currently under extensive restoration process. On the sidelines, the Group also announced the launch of The Lalit Chandigarh.
The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata and The Lalit Chandigarh will be luxury properties and will reflect the Group’s brand ethos of ‘Traditionally Modern, Subtly Luxurious & Distinctly Lalit’.
Spread across 2.3 acres, when re-commissioned, the Great Eastern Kolkata will offer 244 rooms and suites, an all day dining, two specialty restaurants including the famous Maxim’s, the grand bakery. The hotel would be presented in two distinct styles.
The original building - ‘the heritage block’ would radiate with the charms of the ‘British Colonial’ era – with the Great Eastern façade, the living accommodation and services restored to its gracious glory. Additionally, a modern ethos would reflect through a new building, which will incorporate contemporary international hospitality trends, enhanced by local Bengali art, craft and culture. The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group reinforces its commitments to deliver a splendid property to the city of Kolkata.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group said “As hoteliers, we are delighted to bring back the legendary Great Eastern Kolkata which is expected to reopen by 2013.
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group takes pride in restoring this iconic and oldest hotel, which has strong heritage to it. Also, our brand new property, The Lalit Chandigarh is a modern and futuristic hotel to be fully operational by 2013. We have commissioned experts from various fields for the projects and we look forward to providing a memorable experience to our guests with our brand promise of ‘limitless Hospitality’.”
Both the properties will be well equipped with facilities capable of and appealing to national & international key markets. Expanding the footprints in international market, work of The Lalit London is in full swing and is expected to be fully operational by 2014.