Pune is a city bustling with the metropolitan vibe mingled with the echoes of the past. This city is the perfect melting pot in many ways – balancing the rich cultural heritage with the latest development, the pleasant small-town feel with the booming fast-paced corporate atmosphere – truly the best of both worlds. This ‘cultural capital’ of Maharashtra is also known as the ‘Oxford of the East’, thanks to the existence of many well-reputed educational institutions here. Situated just around 150 km from Mumbai, this city serves as an easily accessible weekend getaway for many folks.
If you are looking for a weekend getaway, wish to enjoy the true essence of Pune in a luxurious fashion, and are searching for the best hotels near Pune, we have the best IHCL hotels in Pune just for you:
Blue Diamond, Pune – IHCL SeleQtions
Experience the true glory of Pune in the classiest manner in Blue Diamond – IHCL SeleQtions Hotel. Situated amidst the energetic business and entertainment hub of the city, this 5-star hotel in Pune is just 5 km away from the airport and 2 km away from the railway station. This SeleQtions hotel in Pune is all that you need for a perfect mini-staycation.
The Blue Diamond – An IHCL SeleQtions Hotel boasts of exquisite rooms, especially designed for the modern-day traveler. Offering the best connectivity and stylish work desks to ensure that you do not miss any urgent work calls or assignments, these posh rooms also provides the comforts such as surround sound home theatre systems, dual massage showerheads, a special Rest Easy menu and much more.
Savour the finest restaurants and cuisines here, from the authentic Maharashtrian flavors in Mystic Masala, to the multi-cuisine delights at the Latitude. Fulfil your dessert and coffee cravings with a quick trip to Caramel, or be classy with a glass of wine at Easy. You can also choose to go oriental with spicy Chinese food in the Whispering Bamboo. The options are diverse!
The hotel also offers some of the best-curated hotel experiences in Pune. Dive into the rich history of Pune with the hotel’s city tour, which takes you to the best tourist places in Pune such as the home of the Peshwa rulers, the Parvati Hills temples, the famous Aga Khan Palace, the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and the Osho Ashram. After you have exhausted your list of the places to visit in Pune, you can come home to the authentic Maharashtrian thali at Mystic Masala, filled with traditional specialties cooked with love. You can also chill by the poolside with some soft jazz music, have candle-lit dinner under the stars, and feel royal with a personal butler serving you wine and food artistically prepared by the executive chef.
Vivanta Pune, Hinjawadi
This hotel in Pune is in a true contemporary style designed for the youth. Vivanta Pune, Hinjawadi is situated in the heart of Pune’s IT hub, drawing in the cream corporate and business crowd. With a multitude of unique experiences to offer, Vivanta is one of the best urban destinations, right in the heart of Pune.
Work with style in Vivanta, with 150 suites that cater to luxury as well as business needs. Equipped with smart amenities for the young corporate guests such as yoga mats and ironing kits, it is also aesthetically pleasing with the art collection in each room, displaying Pune’s heritage and iconic monuments. You can also enjoy the 24-hour Fitness centre, aromatherapy spa and dip in the pool.
The Vivanta dining experience is meticulously prepared for the hustle-bustle work environment. Gorge on a performance-boosting, millennial menu – rich superfoods with a low glycemic index, gluten-free delights, and a range of international cuisines. You can try the dimsums at Asian Harbour, the signature multi-grain dosa at Buzz, or enjoy the unique rooftop bar and grill at Vandaag. And the best part? The Vivanta kitchens remain open 24/7 to fulfil those midnight cravings while on vacation!
Vivanta offers unique, signature experiences that you will delight in. Indulge in the wholesome Varhadi Feast, a Maharashtrian sub-cuisine from the regions of Nagpur, Amravati and Wardha – popular for dishes such as Vada Bhaat and Mutton Saoji, full of distinguishing flavours of coconut, peanuts, jaggery, lentils and chillies. Revel in the lamp-lit red carpet entrance to the Vandaag, leading you to a table with a bouquet of roses and a bottle of champagne, making for a memorable and romantic setting.
There are certainly many things to do in Pune. Experience Pune with the best hospitality available at Blue Diamond – An IHCL SeleQtions property or at Vivanta Pune, Hinjewadi. A stay at these properties will surely be the weekend getaway you will never forget. The best time to visit Pune is now!