Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa at ITC Mughal Agra, launched as recently as May 2008, has been rated the'World's Best City Spa', by Tatler. It is the only winner from India this year and finds a place, in the prestigious Tatler Spa Guide for 2008 - featuring 101 of the best spas of the world. The launch of the Guide in London on September 8th, was preceded by an award ceremony and Geordie Grieg, Editor - Tatler, gave away awards to the 7 prize winners. The award for Kaya Kalp - The Royal Spa, was received on behalf of the holding company ITC- Welcomgroup, by the Group Vice President - Corporate & P.R, Shashi Vandrevala and the General Manager of ITC Mughal Agra, Anil Chadha.
Located in the city of the Taj Mahal, Kaya Kalp - The Royal Spa, offers a living experience of the opulent lifestyle of the Mughal Dynasty, through India's only Mughal Hamam. With the Spa experience spread over 99,000 sq feet, it is also the largest spa in the country and combines Mughal architectural features and design as well indigenous traditional treatments. The theme of the pomegranate - a fruit, said to have been brought into India by the first Mughal Emperor, Babar, pervades the interiors in the form of a liet motif - runing dramatically across along the white floor as an inlayin red engineered stone.
ITC Mughal Agra, is part of the Starwood Luxury Collection in India. In 1980, the hotel was the recipient of the first Aga Khan Award for Architecture and continues to be Asia's only hotel, to have received this award.