Established by Holkar Dynasty, Indore was once a Maratha Royal House of India! Located on Malwa Plateau, Indore is a city that will surprise you with its variety of cultural flavours. More so, if you are staying at Indore Marriott, a Marriott International chain famed as a destination within a destination. We spent a weekend here and what a lavish welcome it was into the 16th-century city of Holkar’s.
First Glimpse of Indore Marriott
Indore Marriott takes the world-class experience a notch higher, by welcoming you with a Swarna Darwaza crafted in 22-karat pure gold. Flaunting intricate peacock designs on either side, of the gateway, this is one embellished welcome you won’t forget in coming years. A design remembering golden India’s incredible royalty and power. Beyond, the magnificent-doors of Marriott Indore is a luxurious-world of incredible services. As a Club Suite guest, we received a traditional ceremonial welcome with Tikka Thali and a super refreshing welcome drink.
The front desk promptly processed our check-in and within minutes, we had our smart room key. While, these few minutes, allowed us to look around and appreciate Marriott’s grand lobby adorned with classic and contemporary furnishings. Even though the best thing about travelling in India is the porter service, hospitality partners offer. Unlike in Europe, we were happy to have someone help us with our luggage at Indore Marriott.
Indore Marriott Club Junior Suite 1101 Experience
We almost got lucky by getting to check in suite number 1101, with three 1’s resonating good vibrations. We’d say our first reaction to this spacious 549 sqft room was, “Wow, this is great.” Featuring garden and pool views, this suite on the first floor is our best bet in Indore. Next morning, we woke up gawking at Marriott’s beauteous garden and pool-lounge soaking natural sunlight deep down its foundation. With nature, comes comfort and which is what we eventually call, luxury. Indore Marriott is one-of-a-kind eco-friendly resort in Madhya Pradesh, beautifully blending organic with comfort. Whether it is the luxe interiors, amenities, or culinary creations.
Club Junior Suite, of Indore Marriott, is equipped with a plush King Size bed, 49″ LED screen TV, a walk-in-closet, mini-bar and an ensuite twin basin washroom. Although, Marriott kept sending us sweet surprises in the form of hors-d’oeuvres and dwarfy desserts. As a Club suite guest at Indore Marriott, we also had exclusive access to the M Club Lounge and the in-house Honor bar we planned to explore in the evening. Although, the complimentary ironing service is what, really made our day!
Aesthetically speaking, Indore Marriott’s club junior suite has everything a business traveller needs. In particular, we liked the rich teak furnishings, controllable mood lighting and the subtle room fragrance. (Mostly the scent of Orchids from the attached washroom) One important point we would like to point out is that all Marriott guests get access to free internet. However, for business travellers, we highly recommend the premium plan price at INR 900 per day. Not only, does this premium plan allow you to stream or record live ‘uninterrupted’ videos, but also keeps you in the network where the free plan fails.
The en-suite washroom is just as much as a delight. Surprisingly, it lacks a bathtub, however, makes up for it with its luxe twin basins, a stylish amenity box, hairdryer and premium Inara toiletries.
Wellness Retreat – Breakfast in Bed
Every morning Indore Marriott kitchen staff arrives early to serve breakfast to its resident guests staying in either, 218 rooms or, 11 exquisite suites. 80 of these 218 rooms are in Tower 2, which is fully-controllable by I-pads. Nonetheless, we kick-started our morning at Marriott Indore with this lavish breakfast spread. (which arrived 20 minutes from the time we ordered it) Executive Chef Vivek Kalia surprised us with a wellness breakfast treat, packed with Eggs Benedict, croissants, strawberry pancakes, fresh fruits vegetables, and a cup of hot cappuccino.
Luxe Interiors to a Rooftop Pool
The Club Junior Suite is a lavish affair with Italian Marbles, Belgian flooring and plenty of in-room amenities. It’s highly unlikely that you would want to leave the room unless a business meeting is awaiting your presence. To break the in-room routine, we decided to use the fitness centre and the pool. The Marriott Indore rooftop pool is an ultimate relaxer under the open skies.
From recreational activities to culinary wellness, our stay at Indore Marriott was nothing short of a fairytale experience. Need an airport drop at 6 AM in the morning, a butler, or perhaps a last-minute print-out? The 24*7 concierge has a solution to all your problems.
Indore Marriott Outdoor Pool on Level 1