Ritz-Carlton Opens Second India Property

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has opened its second property in India, with the unveiling of The Ritz-Carlton Pune.

Situated in the heart of Pune’s captivating downtown and across from the prestigious Poona Golf Club, the new luxury hotel is ideally located for travellers seeking to take in the sights and unique experiences of this dynamic metropolis. With a storied history of nearly 1600 years, Pune is commonly referred to as the Oxford of the East and is considered the epicenter of academia in the country.

A New Benchmark in Accommodation

The hotel features 198 elegantly appointed guestrooms and 35 plush suites, designed to be refined and relaxing sanctuaries that are also the largest in the city. Guests staying on the Club Level floors will enjoy access to a signature Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, an urban sanctuary on the 18th floor that features picturesque views of the golf course, private check-in, a dedicated Club Concierge, and a variety of culinary presentations throughout the day.

The Ritz-Carlton Pune also offers an exceptional Presidential Suite that is spread across 3,154 sqft and includes two bedrooms, a walk-in closet, a spacious living room and dining area, private bar and in-suite treatment room.

Ritz-Carlton Pune

Exceptional Dining

Celebrating the region’s distinct culinary scene, The Ritz-Carlton, Pune captures the essence of the destination with five signature dining experiences. Gourmet world cuisine at Three Kitchens and Bar welcomes guests by offering three residential-style kitchens. The modern Japanese restaurant Ukiyo features a long sushi counter and robata grill complemented by an expansive selection of sake, while The Ritz-Carlton Tea Lounge, the perfect occasion for intimate meetings, brings the time-honoured custom of afternoon tea to the city.

Vida Bar & Grill is a craft cocktail destination and Aasma, a rooftop lounge serving Indian cuisine, captivates with 180-degree views of the golf course and inventive adaptations from the royal kitchens of India.

Ideal for meetings and events of all descriptions, the hotel also boasts 35,000 square feet of elegantly-designed banquet facilities; with access to a beautiful outdoor foyer and deck area, the ballrooms are perfect for intimate gatherings and corporate gala events.

Seeking Wellness

For after-hours, the hotel’s 25,000 sqft wellness floor includes a Fitness StudioandYoga Deck, allowing guests to maintain their wellness routines even while travelling. The Ritz-Carlton Spa with its eight treatment rooms and Express Pods combines bespoke services, custom facials and unique treatments steeped in Ayurveda traditions and chakra energy inviting guests to indulge in relaxation while they immerse themselves in the discovery of local culture. Business travellers looking to escape the board room can book a locally relevant experience, such as a sourcing trip for sustainable ingredients or a joint golf tour with a pro from the adjoining golf course.

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