WHAT’S IT LIKE?
That is the tenth Trident Lodge to open in India after motels in Mumbai (two), Gurgaon (Delhi), Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Cochin, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur.
It’s a sister model to Oberoi Motels and Resorts, however shouldn’t be marketed as such, maybe to keep away from the sensation that being aimed principally at enterprise travellers it may be second alternative behind that well-known model.
The truth is, Trident Hyderabad could be very a lot a five-star lodge from the second you pull as much as the gates and undergo a vigorous safety verify in your automobile. The street then sweeps upwards from the primary street to enter the lodge on the foyer degree (really the fifth ground of the lodge, since it’s constructed on the facet of a hill).
Swimming pools of water body the doorway, whereas inside, the foyer is a vibrant, clear and peaceable place with a excessive ceiling, trendy and conventional artwork and plenty of pure mild. A sweeping staircase with trendy chandelier leads right down to the features rooms and the fine-dining Indian restaurant.
The bell desk, reception and concierge are at proper angles to you as you stroll in, that means you’re greeted individually by the smartly-dressed workers and walked both to those desks, or proven to the Membership Ground Lounge if staying on the highest degree.
WHERE IS IT?
In HITEC (Hyderabad Info Know-how Engineering Consultancy Metropolis), some 35km from the worldwide airport, and related to it by the outer ring street (a toll street) which will be very fast, particularly if you’re coming in on a global flight which arrives or leaves within the early morning (comparable to British Airways).
There are 323 rooms together with 54 Trident Membership Rooms and 30 suites. The rooms are on flooring 10-21. Rooms both have a metropolis view (“Rock Heights”) or park view. All have excellent sound proofing with ground to ceiling thermally-insulated glass with sheer blinds or blackout blinds operated through a change by the bedside desk. Rooms have wood flooring, darkish walnut furnishings, chrome lighting fixtures after which splashes of color such because the signature deep Trident crimson of the throw on the mattress or trendy artwork items.
The entry degree deluxe rooms are big – 41sqm, and have wired and wifi entry, chargeable at 990 rupees per day, good dimension work desk and leather-based work chair, walk-in wardrobe mini bar, tea and occasional making services, iPod/iPad docking station, and glass walled loos with a privateness blind.
All rooms characteristic a shower, separate bathe, and facilities from Kama Ayurveda. Deluxe rooms are on flooring 10-17 (under this are workplaces), with Premier rooms being the identical dimension however on the 18th and nineteenth flooring and Trident Membership rooms on the twentieth and twenty first. The Membership Lounge is on the highest ground the place you may get complimentary breakfast, one-way complimentary switch to the airport, cocktail hour and complimentary tea and occasional and tender drinks all through the day. Govt suites are 68sqm, deluxe suites 82sqm as are Trident Membership Suites.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
Amara is the all-day eating restaurant on the foyer degree, with an open kitchen serving Mediterranean and Asian (together with Indian) meals. Tuscany is the Italian restaurant, whereas Kanak is the Indian speciality restaurant serving Hyderabadi specialities (spicy vegetarian meals and scrumptious marinated meats) in addition to regional dishes from round India. The restaurant additionally has a big tea (Chai) menu with over 20 choices. Different retailers embody the bar within the foyer (set again although, and never seen from the door or the primary foyer) Ninety Six, and the Cigar Lounge with a variety of Cuban Cigars.
BUSINESS AND MEETING FACILITIES
In addition to a 24-hour enterprise centre with 4 computer systems there are eight assembly rooms seating as much as 12 individuals and the most important lodge ballroom (8000 sq. toes) within the metropolis that may cater for as much as 400 for a banquet, 800 for a cocktail.
There’s a giant health club / health space with ground to ceiling home windows so numerous pure mild – a lot in order that within the morning you can simply want sun shades on the working machines, although the world could be very properly air-conditioned. There’s additionally a separate yoga room subsequent door, additionally with numerous mild. There’s additionally a Trident spa with 4 therapy rooms and one suite, every of which has therapeutic massage mattress, steam bathe and washroom, and is open 0800-2200. There’s additionally a 27-metre open air swimming pool on the tenth ground terrace of the lodge.
A shocking lodge, which just a few months after opening was filled with visiting employees from the encompassing excessive tech enterprise of the world. Superb service, giant rooms, numerous home windows and pure mild, and tight however discreet safety. Hyderbad is over equipped with 5 star motels, however the Trident deserves success.
- ROOMS 323 in whole: 183 Deluxe, 56 Premier, 54 Trident Membership, 9 Govt suites, 16 Deluxe suites, and 5 Trident Membership suites
- HIGHLIGHTS The design is trendy with out being irritating, the expertise within the rooms works but in addition is smart (you may simply flip the lights off at evening, and the air-con works), and the workers are useful and knowledgeable – after they mentioned they’d do one thing, they did do it, they usually did it properly
- CONTACT Trident Hyderabad, HITEC Metropolis, nr Madhapur, Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh, +91 40 6623 2323; tridenthotels.com/Hyderabad/
- PRICE web charges began at 8975 rupees (£90) for a versatile midweek keep together with taxes (which makes up 1,125 rupees of that value)