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Quality, its quintessence

Competitive pricing is a plus point at Quality Inn Sabari, the new hotel on Thirumalai Pillai Road in T. Nagar. Excellently located, it makes a perfect retreat for businessmen and for those on a holiday.

IT'S THE latest landmark on Thirumalai Pillai Road, T.Nagar. One that hopes to cross significant milestones in the annals of the hospitality business in the city. Enter Quality Inn Sabari, the imposing structure, on the otherwise non-descript road. What instantly strikes one is its simple elegance.

In a locality with hotels chock-a-block, what exactly is this new venture's competitive edge? "Well... it's a perfect retreat for business and leisure travellers, looking beyond the boredom of just another hotel. Besides, as the name suggests, quality is its quintessence. Not just in terms of facilities offered but also personalised service. That's not all. It's our competitive pricing as well that's proving to be a plus point," says K.R.V.Ramani, managing director.

Backed by Choice Hotels, a worldwide mid-market hotel chain, Quality Inn Sabari houses aesthetically done up executive and deluxe suites, a coffee shop, a swank bar, two banquet halls, a business centre and a speciality restaurant that offers attractive packages to food aficionados.

As you cross the unpretentious lobby and take the lift to the second floor where the suites are located, you get the feeling that you are in a far away resort, when in fact you are in the city's commercial hub. Meticulously appointed, the suites, designed with the business class in mind, spell chic (you also have the option of going in for non-carpeted suites). The well thought-out work desk in every suite is an executive's dream-come-true. As for the décor, the bright colours beautifully offset the easier ones, making it pleasing to the eye. The mini bar and safe lockers are some value additions for avid business travellers.

Set in a sensitive arrangement of light, colour, space and sound is Grammy, the bar based on the theme of music. With a glittering array of musical instruments decorating the counter, lively posters of rock stars pasted on the walls, a DJ and televisions beaming the music channels completing the picture, the bar instantly puts one in a mood of relaxation. Besides a host of international and local brands, there are exciting cocktails too. As an introductory offer, Grammy has announced 30 per cent off on food and beverages between 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

Power breakfast, quick lunch or leisurely dinner, Rendezvous, the round-the-clock coffee shop offers sumptuous buffet spreads, besides a tantalising fare in the a la carte section. (While a buffet breakfast costs Rs.130, it's Rs.175 for a buffet lunch and dinner). The lively décor and informal ambience at the coffee shop are indeed refreshing.

Embracing the rich ethnic diversity of the South is Southern County, a speciality restaurant offering gastronomic delights from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It's not just the authentically prepared items that are an attraction here; executive chef Soumendu Sarkar has also conjured up an innovative menu to cater for changing tastes. From the complementary appetisers to the finishing payasams, there is plenty to pamper the palate at Southern County. The Deccan Xpress thali, costing Rs.73, features kori gassi, kozhi varutha kozhambu, gongura mamsam, menthi venkaya, mukkala pulusu and much more. The show kitchen is an added element of interest at Southern County.

The banquet halls are compact and elegant and are already in demand owing to the hotel's location and service. The hi-tech business centre, with secretarial support, is yet another advantage here, discloses G. S. Chenny, vice-president and general manager, Choice Hotels, India. Giving details of other features that set the hotel apart, Mr. Chenny says, "As part of the inaugural celebrations, we are offering unbelievably more value for money in all sections. There are special discounts on bulk bookings for suites and buffets too."

For more details, contact 825 8888.


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