Recently, few of us (bloggers) got a chance to experience the newly launched Courtyard by Marriott at Hebbal, Bengaluru. This is the 15th Marriott Hotel in India. Situated near the busiest Outer Ring road, this new Courtyard Marriot is a blessing for residents and corporate people from in and around Hebbal -North Bengaluru area. From lobby area to different floors, this Hotel has been thoughtfully designed. The hotel has 188 rooms with Deluxe rooms (102), Executive rooms (77), Junior suites (6), Executive Suites (2), and Presidential suite (1). Every floor has a surprise element and most of the rooms overlook the beautiful Lumbini gardens (Nagawara lake). The intricate art installations inspired from the elements which we use on day-to-day basis were so quirky.
While relaxing in ‘Glazed’ (Café next to lobby) they served me a flavored ice tea which was much needed after the long journey. This is the place to quickly go for a short grub if you are running out of time. With soft instrumental music playing in the background, Glazed has that relaxed ambiance feel to it.
One of the senior staffs, Mr.Boris gave us a brief description of the hotel and took us to the top floor. Oh boy! That visual from the top floor was amazing. The look of the infinity pool simply merges with the surroundings. Though it was too sunny, I just felt like spending time there itself for the entire day by grabbing a drink.
After having a raspberry mocktail near the pool area we just geared up for a cocktail therapy session by Mr.Murali Appaji at their executive lounge – B’lore 45. The Mixologist explained each and every concoction they served us.
We tried the following drinks –
1. Concoction 45 - With smooth, spicy and sharp base notes, this drink was made of Ballentine Whisky, Havana Rum, Aperol, in-house special orange and passion fruit syrup, and a hint of special vermouth.
2. B’Lore Sing back – A pomegranate infused drink with Tanqueray Gin, fresh herbs like ginger, rosemary, saffron along with Pineapple juice, bitters, raspberry, rose syrup and lemon juice. This was my favorite cocktail of the day.
3. Mango and passion fruit colada – After two beautiful cocktails, it was time for some interesting mocktails. Often people tend to screw up the mango-coconut flavored drinks by using an extra dose of coconut extracts. But at Marriott, they made this drink with perfection and I just loved it. A very tropical drink made of mango puree, passion fruit puree, fresh pineapple and coconut cream.
4. Berry elderflower – A very aromatic and smooth drink made of Rosemary, mixed berries, apple juice, lemon juice, sparkling water and star ingredient, elderflower syrup.
In between the cocktail session, it was pleasure meeting and having a quick chat with Courtyard Marriott’s General Manager, Mr. Shiv Bose, who took time from his busy schedule. He told us about the upcoming Rooftop lounge – Nazara.
By now we all were too hungry and we hit their All-day dining restaurant called The Hebbal Café. The buffet is their specialty and without thinking much we stood in the queue with our white plates.
Marriott food can never go wrong and it is always a pleasure eating food in any of the Marriott property. They maintain high-quality standards and you get the best service.
From starters to desserts, it was an ocean of food and I don’t think anyone can try the entire spread. I selected the stuffs which were visually appealing and also my kinda food. The one dish we all liked to the core was their signature Seabass dish. They have equal spreads for veg and non-veg counters. I started off with some yummy tikkas and appetizers, and then later moved on to salads, DIY Mediterranean platter, Penne pasta, a plateful of kickass Jennifer appam with special Chicken curry, main course, and exotic desserts. Dal served with the main course was delightful. It was like Dal Bhukara. Before leaving the restaurant the Executive Chef Mr. Gaurav Anand took feedback and suggestions from us. I enjoyed the buffet lunch thoroughly.
For desserts, I tried the Linzer Torte, some chocolate balls, coconut laddu, rose laddu and coffee crème brulée. Pastry Chef Divya’s creations were amazing and it’s hard to select which one was my favorite. Their special Choco lava cake was indeed a special one. The oozing chocolate with chocolate cake and crumbs made it chocogasmic.
What is more interesting is the price factor. The buffet is priced at ₹999 for lunch and ₹1111 for dinner, inclusive of taxes. Overall I enjoyed my day at this new Courtyard Marriott property and will surely visit soon with my family.
Courtyard by Marriott
#2/55, Outer Ring Road
Bengaluru - 560045
For reservations, contact - +91 8884494062
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