ITC Grand Chola expresses the glory of the Chola Dynasty – the greatest maritime power to have arisen in the region of South Asia. In its grandeur and royalty, splendid columns and stairways, granite carvings and vast spaces, ITC Grand Chola is an inspired rendition of the vision of the Great Masters. A symbol of entrepreneurship and the ideals of modern day creativity, ITC Grand Chola is indeed a beacon for the hospitality industry. Its monumental scale, intricacy of design and grandeur of space, reflects the rich cultural heritage of the city in which it is placed. This synergy of history and best-in-class hotel services will set new benchmarks for luxury in India and the world. ITC Hotels' flagship property in the Southern region of India, has been built to recall the grandeur of the Golden Era in Indian history in a modern retelling – this five-star luxury business hotel’s separate wings feature a set of luxurious serviced apartments with the largest banquet and exhibition spaces in the country and the finest of fine dining and accommodation that is truly spectacular.
Towering facades and flowing architecture of the hotel are leaves taken from the aesthetics of the Cholas..
The eponymous Chola pattern displayed in the hotel was originally casted in bronze by the Cholas..
ITC Grand Chola is spread across a large 8 acre property with uniquely carved and textured exterior that exhibit a reflection of the influence of traditional temple architectures, with particular reference to the Brihadeeshwara, Gangaikondaicholapuram and Airavateshwara temples..
Dominant themes run throughout the hotel in the form of visual leitmotifs including carved elephants raising their trunks in veneration, the Wheel of Life or the Chakra, the four petalled clover floral motif and the intricate fretwork on panels and columns—each carefully chosen for its relevance to Chola themes. .
The ceiling is dressed with a spectacular expanse of shimmering crystal chandeliers in the shape of domes interspersed with deeply carved motifs of flowers, to enhance the feeling of being in a timeless space..