The Conrad hotel property marks the debut of the upper scale luxury brand of Hilton in India. It just opened in April 2016 and we were among the first guests. Pune is a thriving university town, it takes only three hours driving from Mumbai and it has its own international airport.
The hotel is located 20 minutes away from the airport and since it is a new property not many people (including taxi drivers are familiar with the name) but Conrad is doing a great job promoting themselves, as soon one arrives to the airport there is an impressive giant picture of the hotel and there are signs all around the city.
It is a very modern tower, in front of one of the main rivers. The lobby is sumptuous and quiet at the same time, offering an excellent welcoming from the bustling noise of town. Just after a few steps into the hotel we immediately were thinking: ‘this is a magnificent property’. Everybody is friendly and excellent ambassadors of India’s world renowned hospitality.
The rooms are beautiful and very spacious, with a lot of wood, spa like bathrooms and breathtaking views of the huge park that surrounds the hotel.
One of the most beautiful parts of the hotel is the pool, it is located in the third floor: a paradise of peace and tranquility with jets and sunbeds and cabanas. It is matter of minutes and guests are welcomed with chilled water, a cold towel and fresh fruits. The Spa is equally amazing with separate locker rooms for men and women where one can enjoy both steam and sauna. The gym is fully equipped with the most modern technology and even personal trainers always eager to assist.
One of the magnificent aspects of the Conrad Pune is the high quality of all the dining venues, ranging from the all day dining facilities to bars, a secluded lobby café and excellent restaurants. We had the pleasure of tasting different dishes and everything was of the most amazing quality and freshness with ingredients coming from different parts of the world and price tags really affordable compared to European or American standards.
We loved our stay at Conrad Pune, we are very pleased to have had the privilege of being counted among the first guests staying here. There are already other Conrad properties in the pipeline in India, it will be a short matter of time for Conrad to be recognized as one of the leading luxury brands in hospitality in the country.