New Delhi to Hyderabad, The Park Hotels 51 years on

The Park Hotels group turns 51 years this year, yet under the vision and design ethos of chairwoman and Original Priya Paul it is synonymous with the evolution of design-led hotel spaces and guest experiences throughout India. Each of these five properties has a distinct character that speaks of each major city and culture, including over 3,000 art pieces throughout the properties from Priya’s personal collection, as well as working with both global names and championing local Indian design and craft.
At The Park New Delhi, Priya worked with design legend Sir Terence Conran and the concept of ancient philosophies about the harmony between man and nature. The five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space inform the lobby, public spaces, two restaurants and adjoining bar at the Indian capital’s cultural hub at Connaught Place. The Park Kolkata takes inspiration from when the hotel first opened in 1967, the same year that the Beatles came to India to learn transcendental meditation. Today, the pops of color influenced by Indian psychedelia blend with the region’s rich culture including Bengali kantha embroidery panels, traditional murals and works by creative masters in terracotta. On the site of former Gemini Film Studios, The Park Chennai takes on the tradition of Indian film – glamour, performance and drama. The sense of theatre transforms the atmosphere at night with image projection, light and sound in the atrium which bring activity for Chennai’s chic elite. High-tech capital Bangalore is also home to The Park Bangalore in the centre of the city’s business district. Dramatic colour and eastern opulence create an abundance of style that successfully fuses European chic with distilled Indian design characteristics. Quite literally the jewel in the crown of the collection is The Park Hyderabad, with a building façade meticulously designed to emulate the metalwork found in the Nizam jewelry collection, one of the most valuable and precious in the world, and speaking of Hyderabad’s proud heritage as a center for design and the production of precious stones and gems