The Park Chennai

Rooms 214   Architecture HIRSCH BEDNER ASSOCIATES   Interior Design Hirsch Bedner Associates
The Original Priya Paul

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The Original Priya Paul
—Enjoy one of India's most design-forward hotels, with its dramatic curtain-veil poolside beds, inspired artwork, and cool film history.

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    Rooms 214 / Architecture HIRSCH BEDNER ASSOCIATES / Interior Design Hirsch Bedner Associates / The Original Priya Paul

    Inspired by the traditions of Indian film—glamour, performance, and drama—The Park Chennai was constructed on the former premises of the Gemini Film Studios, ensuring the continuation of years of theater. Typical of Priya Paul's distinctive design vision, she asked the young artist Hemi Bawa to create an artwork of welcoming lotuses on the hotel's porch. From there guests are beckoned through to the sleek atrium area, where pale cream lime stone, aqua leather and cocoa velvets generate a restful ambience. The atmosphere radically changes at night: image projections, light, and sound transform the atrium into a hub of activity for Chennai's chic elite. The 214 guestrooms remain havens of calm, with muted colors and gentle lighting. Beech wood floors and frosted glass contrast with local flavors such as coconut shell inlaid tables and parchment lamps, making The Park Chennai an entertaining and inspiring mix of international talents.

    Nearest Airport
    MAA - Madras International Airport
    Food & Drink
    Coffee Shop, Restaurant, Night Club
    Spa & Recreation
    Health Club, Outdoor Pool, Jacuzzi, Massage, Sauna
    Conference & Meetings
    3 meeting rooms
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi
    Services
    Airport Shuttle, Breakfast, Concierge, Late Check-out, Parking

    Rooms & Suites

    The interior design of the hotel’s guestrooms is light and breezy. Modern furniture in muted colors is set on beech wood floors. The understated décor is ever so slightly broken up by light ornamental extravagances, such as the coconut shell inlaid tables or parchment lamps. The glass-walled bathrooms are equipped with rain/massage showers and glass basins. Film posters from the 1960s are scattered throughout the hotel hallways and are among the few direct references to the Chennai’s past, a past well-represented by Hirsch Bedner & Associates whose cool, contemporary design remains the star of the show.

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    ARCHITECTURE

    Hirsch Bedner & Associates

    When Park Hotels took over the former film studio site in 2002, they made sure to artfully weave the locale’s legacy into Chennai’s concept. Los Angeles architects Hirsch Bedner & Associates can be credited with pulling off a hotel that pays homage to its glittering movie past without dissolving into Bollywood kitsch. Artworks with a lotus flower theme by leading Indian artist Hemi Bawa greets visitors into the massive lobby that also includes oversized screens upon which an ever-changing roster of films is projected. However, when night falls on the city of almost 8 million, the lobby turns from an oasis of calm into one of Chennai’s hottest spots where locals mingle with the international clientele.

    INTERIOR DESIGN

    Classic Cinema Meets Contemporary Chic

    The interior design of the hotel’s guestrooms is light and breezy. Modern furniture in muted colors is set upon beech wood floors. Film posters from the 1960s that are scattered throughout the hotel hallways are among the few direct references to the Chennai’s past, ensuring that Hirsch Bedner & Associates’ cool, contemporary design remains the star of the show.

    MADE BY ORIGINALS

    Priya Paul

    Art collector and design aficionado Priya Paul has been revolutionizing the hotel industry in India for the last 25 years. As a Chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels in India, she repositioned The Park Hotels as India’s first and only collection of contemporary luxury boutique hotels. Paul holds a BA in Economics from Wellesley College in the United States and completed the Owner President Management Program at Harvard Business School. She is a founding member of the World Travel and Tourism Council, and has been internationally awarded numerous times—including the Aatithya Ratna Award by Hotel Investment Forum India, 2011—for seamlessly combining contemporary art and high-function design with an extraordinary spirit of hospitality.

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      • Includes breakfast & laundry or ironing service
      • Priority for early check-in & late check-out