The third biggest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh and abounded with several Mughal era edifices, Agra is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. Every year tourists from all around the world flock in this state to glimpse the exquisite workmanship of the Mughal era buildings. In order to accommodate these tourists, hospitality industry too has flourished here in terms of five star and budget hotels. When it comes to five star hotels in Agra, the 'Big Four'- ITC Mughal, , Oberoi Amarvilas, Jaypee Palace and the Clark Shiraz-hold the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th position respectively.
Owing to the visionary approach of their benefactors, these luxury properties are constantly upgrading themselves with the world class amenities. In India, every luxury hotel has four common facilities which include presidential accommodation, fine dine restaurant (theme based) , business center/conference hall and spa. The aforementioned four hotels in Agra are no exception. Scroll down and glance at the information regarding the unique aspects introduced in these common facilities of the 'Big Four'.
'Presidential' means befitting a president (head). Such kind of accommodation is generally opted by corporate heads, state heads, high profile celebrities and bureaucrats in a five star hotel. Their location, in-room amenities and the bells and whistles associated with them are decided keeping in mind the status of these guests. For example, the Kohinoor Suite at Oberoi Amarvilas has been positioned in the center the highest (5th) floor of the hotel. The idea behind this placement is to privatize the location for high-end guests. Similarly the 5 grand presidential suites in the ITC Mughal- Mumtaz Suite, Nur Jahan Suite, Zeenat Suite, Farzana Suite and Nusrat Begum Suite- comes with various bells and whistles such as a personal plunge pool with sit out and access to massage room, steam room and Kaya Kalp pool.
Theme-based Fine Dine Restaurant
Dining in a five star hotel can be rightly called the gathering of different culinary traditions. While some restaurants in these hotels are multi-cuisine, others are dedicated to a particular theme such as Chinese, Mughlai and Continental among others. For example- the Peshwari and Mahjong room in the ITC Mughal, Agra serves authentic cuisines from North West Frontier and China on the platter of the guests. On the other hand, The Buffet Restaurant in the hotel Clarks Shiraz serves multi-cuisine vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies including starters and desserts.
Business Centre/ Conference Hall
The 'Big Four' are well equipped to cater to the business needs of the corporate guests visiting Agra. State of the art amenities such as projector, WI-FI internet, audio-visual screen, OHP presentations and Public Address system (cordless + speakers+ amplifier + studio mixer) are provided to let you execute your business meetings and conferences efficiently. Skilled and experienced event professionals are available 24x7 to assist you.
The facility of spa has become the need of the hour in today's times and the benefactors of 'Big Four' introduced the solution in their properties. In India, the concept of spa is often merged with the Ayurveda- the ancient science of holistic wellness to provide rejuvenation to mind, body and soul. Kaya Kalp in the ITC Mughal is the country's largest spa with a whopping space of 99,000 square feet. Also it is the first spa in India to offer the service of 'Mughal Hamam' lasting up to 70 minutes.
Five star hotels in Agra offer impressive range of accommodation, dining, business and wellness that caters to the different breeds of the guests. The aforementioned names are the most common facilities found in these hotels.