Bengaluru’s Brand New Den

Work trip hustle or lazy staycation, this luxury hotel has something for every kind of traveller.  
Bengaluru’s Brand New Den
The Corner Room at The Den offers expansive views, as bay windows take up two entire walls. Photo Courtesy: The Den

The lunch buffet is packed with ‘suits’ and ‘IT types’ from neighbouring business parks. Food is plentiful and uniformly good, with a selection of Indian and international dishes guaranteed to please everyone. I’m at The Creek, the all-day restaurant at The Den, a luxury business hotel that opened in the heart of Whitefield, Bengaluru earlier this year.

The Den’s 22-storey glass-and-chrome façade is already a landmark in the IT hub. With 226 rooms, including 4 suites, the hotel is an ideal stay option for business travellers as well as for traffic-weary Bengaluru residents looking for a staycation.

My Den Corner Room is spacious and filled with natural light coming in through the bay windows that take up two entire walls. The room has a contemporary look, done up in shades of brown and some interesting design features like the vintage leather trunk converted into a chest of drawers. The open-plan bathroom is massive, with both a shower area and a bathtub.

Apart from The Creek, the hotel has a delicatessen and a cold press juice bar. The trendy lounge bar called The Nest is quite chic with its brown panelling and plush, sapphire-toned seating. A club floor with lounge facilities was launched earlier this year and Layla, a rooftop Mediterranean restaurant opened doors this month.

Work off the calories at the outdoor infinity pool or the hotel’s well-equipped gym, The Studio.  The Sanctuary offers a range of spa therapies and massages. Unwind at The Play House, which has a pool table, video game consoles, and a couple of cool digital table tops where you can play vintage arcade games. Catch up on your favourite Netflix/Amazon series at The Cave, which provides a private cinema experience, complete with a tub of popcorn at your side.

Essentials

The Den is located on ITPB Main Road in Whitefield, Bengaluru. It is 38 km/1 hr 15 mins from the airport (www.denhotels.com; doubles from Rs7,000, excluding tax).

  • Prachi Joshi is a Mumbai-based travel and food writer who is obsessed with coffee and all things Italian. She tweets and instagrams as @delishdirection.

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