More than just Bengaluru’s finest business hotel, ITC Windsor offers a rich glimpse into the city’s past. Its hushed corridors, priceless art décor paintings of the Georgian and Edwardian Eras complemented by the regal splendour of the Manor Suites evoke the grandeur of a bygone era.
Colonnaded, balustrade and chandeliered, ITC Windsor sprawls lavishly on a promontory, overlooking the rolling greens of the Bangalore Golf Club. Its majestic white edifice reflects Regency architecture, with its fluted pillars, Georgian windows, paintings and period furniture. The very air has a languid, unhurried ambience, reminiscent of the Raj era.
The regency mood of the main building is set off by a five-storey tower block with an atrium lobby and a cascading fountain. A translucent ceiling and luxuriant indoor plants lend the air of a lush conservatory.
The perfect amalgam of the city’s historical past and modern lifestyle, ITC Windsor was designed to recreate the colonial ambience.
Built in the early 80s, ITC Windsor was inaugurated in 1982 and was designed by architect Rajinder Kumar..
The Raj Pavilion, a glass covered restaurant, whose interiors are inspired by the 100-year-old Lal Bagh Gardens, specialises in cuisines from the Silk & Spice Route. .
Royal Derby, a typical British-style pub and the ‘Stage Coach’parking space, takes the visitor a couple of centuries back to the Regency Period..
An exquisite English garden also exists at ITC Windsor, on the 23rd floor of the Towers Block and the second floor of the Manor Block; this ‘secret garden’ is accessible only from the Lancelot Rooms. The garden was designed by Lancelot Brown, an English landscape architect remembered as England’s greatest gardener..