PROMOTION The infinity pool with lake views at Conrad Bengaluru The iconic 24 storey Conrad Bengaluru, overlooking the picturesque Ulsoor Lake Conrad Pune’s outdoor pool Conrad Pune’s shimmering façade URBAN ESCAPE The sunny subcontinent beckons this season with a pair of new retreats that shed fresh light on two thriving Indian cities Conrad Bengaluru Soaring 24 stories above the Central Business District of India’s third-largest business and cosmopolitan core, the iconic Conrad Bengaluru is the epicentre of smart luxury and vibrant style. The 285 rooms and suites are equipped with sensor technology, in-mirror televisions, walk-in rain showers and stellar views of the scenic Ulsoor lake, designed to make your stays inspiring, on business or leisure. Visiting gourmands are spoilt for choice with a range of eclectic dining options that include the live interactive kitchens of Caraway Kitchen, serving cuisines spanning America, Asia, Europe and India; delicacies from the Royal Kitchens across Kashmir to Kanyakumari at Indian Durbar; as well as an exotic culinary fare serving the finest of Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisine at Mikusu. Tiamo, the alfresco restaurant and bar by the infinity poolside, plates Mediterranean favourites savored under the stars. The third storey of the hotel is a dedicated rejuvenation floor, housing the Signature Conrad Spa, salon, round-the-clock fitness centre and the temperature-controlled infinity pool to unwind and indulge at. Beyond the hotel’s glass façade, the colourful boutiques of M G Road, the city’s famous Bull Temple and Bengaluru Palace are just a few minutes away, to ensure your stay is truly inspired and memorable. Conrad Pune This über-contemporary hotel is right at home in Maharashtra’s fast-growing, business- and tech-savvy cultural capital. Decked out in soothing neutral tones with vibrant dashes of colour, the property’s 310 bright, spacious rooms and suites are designed to create a luxurious experience, and feature all the latest modcons as well as marble bathrooms with walk-in rain showers. Public areas impress with sky-high ceilings, cascading fountains and thought-provoking artwork. When it comes to food, Coriander Kitchen, the all-day restaurant, offers an interactive culinary journey with multiple live counters serving a range of Indian, Asian and Mediterranean street-food-inspired cuisine; Zeera, the Indian fine-dining eatery, cooks up exquisite grilled fare; and the chandelier-lit Koji emphasizes Japanese, Chinese and Thai specialities. Whether you spend your days sipping beverages at the poolside gastro-bar Kabana, taking in a treatment at the fullservice spa or exploring Pune’s animated CBD, just outside the hotel doors, a stay here is one you won’t soon forget. BENGALURU For more information or to book, visit Conrad Bengaluru, www.conradbengaluru.com, Phone: +91 80 2214 4444 – Bengaluru, Karnataka. Conrad Pune, www.conradpune.com Phone: +91 20 6745 6745 – Pune, Maharashtra.
Style & Beauty A SEASONAL COMPENDIUM TO SARTORIAL FLAIR, ENCHANTING JEWELS AND HAUTE HORLOGERIE RETAIL RESOURCE Take Me to Madison Avenue! The gilded Upper East Side byway offers blue-chip labels by the drove— including exclusive-to-Madison products on the following pages. By ANNIE DAVIDSON PHOTO VIEW PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES Shoes, Bags, Gloves 1 GHURKA In addition to the American brand’s core collection of handmade bags and accessories, Ghurka’s uptown boutique currently (and exclusively) stocks men’s bags and luggage honouring its military heritage. ghurka.com 2 ROGER VIVIER The Parisian label’s store carries a range of women’s slip-on trainers, vibrant ankle booties, embellished Mary Janes and handbags that are available only at this location. rogervivier.com 3 JIMMY CHOO Get made-to-order (perhaps Sex and the City-inspired) stilettos, boots, ballet slippers and more at the renowned shoemaker’s New York outpost. jimmychoo.com 4 SMYTHSON This British brand’s flagship shop stocks sophisticated stationery, diaries and leather pouches, with the option for customisation by hand. smythson.com 5 SERMONETA GLOVES One of two US locations (the other is in Boston), the Romebased glovemaker’s Manhattan store may be modest in size, but its range of Italian leather and suede mitts for both men and women – quilted, fur-trimmed, spotted and more, in every perceivable colour – lacks for nothing. sermonetagloves.com 6 MOYNAT Parisian outfit Moynat excels in stately handmade leather goods, with exclusive offerings such as a crocodile bag inspired by Belle Époque actress Gabrielle Réjane. moynat.com 7 FIVESTORY This local, one-off boutique carries accessories, fine CENTURION-MAGAZINE.COM 41
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