The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group has expanded its foot-print in Kolkata.
The Great Eastern was unveiled as The Lalit Great Eastern on 19 November. The inauguration ceremony was led by West Bengal’s Chief Minister and Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. The heritage landmark which was initially established on 19 November 1840, will now re-open in two phases. After being bought over by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, the property has gone through extensive renovations and restorations.
Speaking on the occasion, Banerjee said, “The heritage property will conquer the minds and touch the hearts. The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata has my support and best wishes for their goal. The Great Eastern was popular, is popular and will remain popular.”
“We are proud to bring to you the iconic property ‘The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata’. The restoration of this iconic hotel has been a labour of love, painful and time consuming but extremely rewarding,” said Dr Suri.
The hotel as it stands today is an amalgamation of three different eras of history – Victorian (1837-1901), Edwardian (1901-1910) and Contemporary (2006) onwards reflected in Heritage Block I, Heritage Block II and New Block respectively. The Heritage Block I, which is still under renovation will offer 49 rooms and suites. Heritage Block II will offer 95 rooms, while the New Block will offer 100 rooms.
Dining options at the hotel include The Tea Lounge, The Bakery, Beer Bar, Maxim’s Bar & Restaurant, Baluchi – the signature Indian restaurant, 24/7 – the All Day Dining & Al Fresco. Other facilities at the hotel include meeting and conference space of 743.22m², Quorum – a business club with four meeting rooms, The Legacy Lounge, a spa with eight treatment rooms, aqua bed, gymnasium, salon and swimming pool.