Taj Bengal, the 34-year-old iconic star hotel in the city now has an international standard swimming pool complete with a Jacuzzi as well as a kids pool. Multiple chill areas around the pool are added attractions, along with a revamped private dining space at Souk, the hotel’s Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dine den. t2 explored it with an exclusive shoot.
Taj Bengal’s beloved Chinese dine den Chinoiserie also extends into a small alfresco segment overlooking the pool with its signature grey-and-white theme. The outer section can seat 16 guests.
Junction, the vintage-themed bar too extends into the outer area by the pool with 16 more seats. Sip your favourite Scotch by the pool this winter and make the most of the nip in the air.
“Our new offerings this winter by the renovated Poolside, include a brand new temperature-controlled pool, with a separate kids’ pool area and Jacuzzi. In addition, we have extended Chinoiserie into the poolside, offering more seating, a view, and a new ambience. The Junction alfresco now has new seating for guests to enjoy their favourite drinks and cocktails. We are happy to reopen The Grill by the Pool with a new look. I’m extremely happy to offer a new area called the Patio under the shade of trees overlooking the pool which offers unique dining options for intimate celebrations. The Souk also has a new private dining venue invoking the Middle East. Our effort is to continuously offer the city new spaces and designs to enhance food and beverage experiences at Taj Bengal,” said Arnab Chatterjee, general manager, Taj Bengal.
The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean specialty restaurant Souk is a favourite with many. Taking the celebration a notch higher is the revamped private dining area that not just has mirrors for two walls and ceilings, but now has a Middle Eastern bazaar-themed wallpaper with bright and pop tones that will transport you straight to a souk in Dubai. The lighting adds to the vibe as well, and this section can host 10 guests.
Outfit and styling: Aditii Agarwal
Models: Khusboo Jha and Kulsum Ali
Makeup: Kashish Ahsan
Hair: Safia Danish