The wedge shaped exterior with random circular fenestrations resembles a block of Swiss cheese; the façade of Chrome Hotel, situated in the heart of Kolkata looks magical when the lights come on. Hotel Kolkata
This hotel caters primarily to premier class business travellers and is an extension of the concept of Merry Hotels by the CEO of Chocolate Hotels Pvt. Ltd., promoted by Hotel Polo Towers.
Within the wedge shaped exterior 63 spacious rooms and suites as well as common areas cloaked in contemporary chic await you. The design of the interiors is praiseworthy and Chrome hotel has bagged the award for best hotel interiors.
Guests have a choice of various theme rooms like love room, music room, sports room etc, each one with appropriate décor designed around the theme.
All the rooms and suites are spacious and offer luxurious comfort to the guests. ‘High Chrome’ floor is exclusive and ideal for those who seek exclusivity in addition to comforts; High Chrome Suites located here are defined in luxury. Neutral colour palettes and wooden flooring in the rooms are offset by just the right measure of colour, imparting a sophisticated look.
Edges offer panoramic views of urban Kolkata bordering La Martiniere greens and have the advantage of separate living and bedroom. Theme rooms also offer great views and are furnished luxuriously, with mood lighting adding to the effect. The bathrooms are very modern and indulgent.
There are various dining options that the guests may explore at Chrome Hotel.
Khanasutra offers Continental, Oriental as well as Indian Cuisine. The design and décor of this restaurant is an added attraction in addition to the sumptuous cuisine.
The design of the dining area draws from the private dining area of a Czar. Dark wooden cutwork cladding on the walls and ceiling complement the cream coloured leather seating and spotless table linen. Magical lighting creates a beautiful ambience within the restaurant. Royal Jharokas are the inspiration for the two Chefs Studio Gazebos; the guests get to see the preparation of the dishes. Khanasutra offers a fifteen course connoisseur menu in addition to other fare. You may even enjoy a personalised dining experience here. The food is presented artistically and an eclectic wine selection makes ideal companions with the lip-smacking cuisine.
Nosh is the Bistro at Chrome Hotel that serves global cuisine with a flourish and has a good selection of beverages. The lighting design of the ceiling here is beautiful and the crockery is attractive.
Inferno is the club at Chrome Hotel that occupies five thousand square feet of trendy space. The energy here is high voltage and does full justice to the name – inferno means uncontrolled fire and the energy levels here is truly uncontrolled! The area (with perfect acoustics) is next to the pool, with the lounge by the poolside and a magnificent twenty feet long bar adjacent to the pool – its glass partition enabling a seamless visual transition from the inside to the outdoor space and vice versa.
The open to sky nightclub is a happening place, with the resident DJ pumping up the mood with an eclectic selection of music. The space is certainly contemporary, copper coloured walls and ceiling coupled with black leather upholstered seating transforming the space into trendy and hip. It is not surprising that guests cannot resist letting their hair down once they step into this space.
Khaanasutra is desgined by architect Sanjay Puri and echoes the rich cuisine served here. Traditional materials like wood and fabric are used in a contemporary setting. The wedge shape of the exterior is echoed in the dark walnut wood walls and ceiling of the restaurant with lasercut panels mimicking filigree work and filtering the light as a soft glow in the space. The white leather chairs and crisp linen further accentuate the details in the panels.
The rooftop pool is indeed a crowd puller – the view is beautiful. The banquet hall at Chrome has rich panelled walls complementing the blazing terracotta tufted carpeting.
Sohum – the spa and a well stocked library are other attractions at the hotel.
The Relaxation Deck at the lobby level is indeed a calm and soothing place to be in – the fish feeding deck offers a sublime experience!
There are other interesting activities at the lobby level – art exhibitions and music concerts entice many a guest to linger in this stylish space.
Guests need not step out of the hotel to keep up their fitness routine – the well equipped Health Studio will cater to your health and fitness regimen.
Chrome is indeed a joyous experience in the ‘City of Joy’.
The Inferno is designed by Mumbai based architect Sameep Padora with a sharp focus on cutting-edge acoustics. The copper tones on the walls panels and ceiling complement the dark wood floors and elegant black leather sofas with tufting. The lighting is mellow and draws your attention the poolside and an engaging view of the skyline. The large expanse of glass brings the outdoors inside. A twenty feet bar adjacent to the pool invites you to indulge the senses and unwind.
The stylish Nosh restaurant is desgined by architect Sanjay Puri and offers global cuisine. Furniture follows linear or circular definitions, in an ultra modern style with bright colour used to liven up the space The play of geometry continues here and is used as an integral element of design in everything from materials to layouts.
The play of geometrical shapes is carried throughout the hotel. The Japanese inspired slat screen glass in wooden panels is used for walls and light fixtures, while the circular references extend to furniture and connect with the punctuated openings in the exterior walls.
The theme rooms at Chrome all have a unique design and as the name suggests, the decor revolves around a theme.
The curved lines of this room connect in various aspects of design from the furniture to the false ceiling. Minimal white with just a small splash of rose pink.
Graphic art panels in the High Chrome rooms create a dramatic surface treatment in the rooms and define the colour palette for the interior. The lines of the furniture are sharply defined to complement the panelling set against a white canvas. Dark wood flooring makes the fuschia pop and draws your attention to the ceiling.
The dark wooden panelling draws your attention to the false ceiling which finds another connect in the crisp outline of the chair frames, floor lamp and table tops.
The Lovers’ Room has a setting that is romantic and indulgent with a bold abundance of colour in the furnishings. The curvature of the bed finds synergy in the sofa placed adjacent to it while the whimsical bead curtains create a mystical aura.