601, Anna Salai Road
Chennai- 600 006
The Park in
Chennai is an urban haven, located on Anna Salai in the heart of the
business district of Tamil Nadu's vibrant capital. This elegant and
lavish 215-room hotel stands on the historic premises of the
erstwhile Gemini Film Studios. The Precincts that created larger
than life heroes and heroines since the 1940's, mersmerising
millions with Technicolor dreams have now been transformed to house
the theatre of life in its private and public spaces. The hotel
creates a unique story of textures, surfaces, shadow and light
inspired by film and performance in its various forms.
The drama within
is boldly stated by the urban landscape that creates the story of
textures, surfaces, shadow and light. A flamboyant and deep curved
wall shelters and protects you as you enter the hotel. A traditional
welcome with giant lotuses is interpreted with modernity by artist
The rooms of The
Park Chennai ensure peace and calm. The decor is contemporary,
blending luxury with modernity. Luxurious elevators swaddled in silk
and leather showcase cutting edge video art on mini TVs and whisk
you to the private spaces. The show continues within the confines of
the rooms of this urban haven. The colours are muted, the mood is
calm, the feeling utterly peaceful. Contemporary decor and rich
textures create the perfect backdrop for your dramas. Pale beech
wood flooring and frosted glass weave translucent dreams. Coconut
shell inlay tables, parchment lights and the colourful hues of the
grass chatais subtitle the regional location.
guaranteed by the soft bed with its custom-made 10-inch mattress and
down feather pillows. Original film posters adorn the walls. The
Jewel Box in the room is packed with goodies and beverages for you
to explore and enjoy.
placed within the room is the work desk with a task light. The
functional workspace is wired with a 2 - line telephone facility for
multiple call handling, cordless phone for easy in-room mobility and
data port for speedy and immediate internet connectivity. The
ergonomically designed work chair relaxes you as you sum up your
The glass walled
bathroom swathed in sheer curtains is a unique feature accentuated
by a black and white film photograph. The glass wash basin, rain
shower and the massage shower are a statement of modern luxury
silk-enrobed room reminiscent of the rich colours of monk's robes is
an elegant setting for Lotus, the modern Thai restaurant at The
Park, Chennai. The mood is quietly dramatic; the senses are
rejuvenated by the richness of the colours that accentuate the
simplicity of the decor. From palace food to street snacks, the many
cuisines of Thailand offer the culinary enthusiast a lifetime of
exploration. Fiery hot curries, slippery rice noodles, soothing
lemon grass, tangy green lime - these are just some of the wide
range of flavors that permeate the cuisine. Whether chilli-hot or
bland, harmony is the guiding principle. Renowned Oriental Chef
Sommai Aksorndee from Thailand who has launched authentic Thai
restaurants the world over, traveling from Thailand to Turkey to
Austria to Germany.
complete contrast to the virginal white lobby, stands The Leather
Bar. Sexy Masculine Dark. The rich black leather floor blends into
olive suede walls. The space pays tribute to Chennai, the city of
leather, accessorized by glamorous artifacts and books on leather
and fashion. The DJ in the private console overlooks the lobby and
interweaves sound and image to create the right energy.
AROUND THE PARK
This popular tourist spot situated near The Park is a memorial to
the poet-saint Tiruvalluvar. Shaped like a temple chariot with a
life-size statue of the saint, Valluvar Kottam has an auditorium,
which is said to be the largest in Asia and can accommodate about
FORT ST GEORGE: One of the first bastions of British power in India,
this fort built by the East India Company (1639-1640) marks the
beginning of Madras as a modern city.
THE MARINA BEACH: During your
stay at The Park, chill out at the Marina Beach- the second longest
beach in the world. The perfect time to visit this beautiful beach,
is early in the mornings or late in the evenings. The entire stretch
is full of statues symbolising Tamil culture.
LIGHT HOUSE: If you are staying at The Park, plan a visit to Light
House. Situated at the south end of the Marina Beach, it adds glory
to the lustre of the golden sands.
SAN THOME BASILICA: Built in 16th Century by the Portuguese, it was
made a basilica in 1896. The beautiful stained glass window at the
basilica narrates the story of St Thomas and the central hall
depicts scenes from the last days of Jesus.
KAPALESWARAR TEMPLE: This temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is the
biggest in the city. You must visit this fine specimen of the
Dravidian style of architecture. Located near The Park, this
37-metre gopuram with its artistic eloquence depicting Hindu
mythological tales makes it an interesting tourist spot.
SHOPPING: The Park is situated on Anna Salai, the hub of shopping
and business in Chennai. With several shopping arcades, restaurants
and movie-theatres in the vicinity, you will never fall short of
entertaining and indulging yourself.