The Lalit Great Eastern is a heritage hotel located in the famous Dalhousie Square of Kolkata. The five-star hotel holds the distinction of being in the hospitality business for over 170 years. Built in the year 1841 and then known as the Auckland Hotel, it was often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the East’.
It also held the title of being the ‘Best Hotel East of the Suez’. Over the last decade or so, The Lalit Great Eastern has been restored and renovated to both bring back the glorious days and yet fit in the modern standards of hospitality.
Today the hotel is an amalgamation of three styles of three different eras – the Victorian, Edwardian and Contemporary. The three eras are reflected in Heritage Block 1, Heritage Block 2 and the New Block respectively. Apart from the glorious rooms, guests can also enjoy meals at the restaurants and bar, take a trip to the spa or just relax at the outdoor pool.
The Lalit Great Eastern has rightly blended traditional Indian culture with modern hospitality standards. If the in-room facilities are worth enjoying, the hotel also provides other facilities that are opulent and luxurious. Some of the standard facilities available at the hotel include –
The Legacy Lounge
The Legacy Lounge exudes an old world charm that is an epitome of timeless elegance. Guests can enjoy multi-cuisine buffet, high tea and cocktails here.
Situated near the lobby, the Tea Lounge is the place to head if you need a steaming cup of tea. Guests can also try the various savories on offer here.
To get a glimpse into the English breakfast style, step into The Bakery at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata. Here guests can choose from the all-day menu and also relish the old favorites of Great Eastern Bakery.
The Alfresco is a multi-cuisine restaurant that has everything from authentic Bengali meals to Anglo-Indian specialties on the menu. Guests can also enjoy the view of the beauty lily pond located at the hotel courtyard.
Wilson’s is the quintessential pub and has been dedicated to David Wilson, the person behind this fabulous hotel.
Conferences and Party Hall
The hotel also offers banquet and conference facilities which are equipped with modern audio-visual requirements. While the Great Ballroom is the largest banquet hall in the city, the Quorum is a four-meeting room replenished with state-of-the-art office facilities.
Rejuve – The Spa
Guests can allow themselves to be pampered at Rejuve, the spa with a difference. Here every guest is treated separately according to the needs and requirements of each person.