The glittering ‘Crown’ of Luxury Hospitality


Kochi: The versatile and affable Shuvendu Banerjee, the General Manager of Crowne Plaza Kochi, is all set to come up with some exciting plans for the summer crowd at the hotel.

They include Yoga sessions, boat rides through backwaters, summer special therapies at Soham Spa and various food promotion events. Situated along the NH 47, as Shuvendu rightly points out, “Crowne Plaza’s modern convention halls and lush green outdoors are ideally suited for holding weddings, celebrations and large gatherings.”

The location of the hotel, which is easily accessible from business and industrial areas, and tourist places, makes Crowne Plaza the perfect choice for business as well as leisure travellers. The hotel is 2.5 km from Marine Drive while the Cochin International Airport is just 23 km away. Infopark, the IT hub, and tourist spots like Fort Kochi and Bolghatty Island are all within a range of 7 km to 15 km from the hotel. Crowne Plaza has 269 well-appointed rooms which offer stunning view of the city and the backwaters. It also has five culinary outlets. “Our USP is the exceptional service we provide. Crowne Plaza has been adjudged Best Five Star Deluxe Hotel by Kerala Tourism. Our team has a guest-centric approach and it successfully drives guest satisfaction,” says Shuvendu.

Crowne Plaza is part of the Intercontinental Hotels Group and a lot of international guests prefer to stay with us, thanks to our IHG Rewards Club and IHG Loyalty Programme which is one of the largest loyalty programmes in the world, he says.

Crowne is not all about spacious rooms and lush green landscapes. Guests can also unwind at the Spa and Ayurvedic Centre on the third floor of the hotel. “Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor pool for recreation and extensive spa treatments. Guests can enjoy a workout at the 24-hour fitness centre or approach the reception at any time for any assistance,” says Shuvendu.

Crowne Plaza excels in providing the best cuisine from across the world. ‘‘Mosaic Restaurant, which offers breakfast buffet, specialises in traditional Kerala, pan-Asian and international cuisines whereas Trilogi serves cuisines from Travancore, Kochi and Malabar with an interactive show kitchen. Aroma Lounge and Deli have a wide range of freshly-brewed coffee, varieties of tea and a tempting array of upscale items at the delicatessen. Our wine cellar has a great selection of imported wines. Connexions’ Bar serves imported and Indian spirits, wines, beer, and a host of cocktails,” Shuvendu explains.

The rooftop restaurant, Sky Grill, which serves grills, barbeques and refreshing beverages, is a ‘not-to-be-missed’ in this wonderful hotel. DK