Iconic & Monumental – 40 Years of ITC Windsor Bengaluru
17 June, 2022 | Riya Girdhar
ITC Windsor Bengaluru is an iconic city in the heart of Bengaluru. Opened in 1982, the hotel’s architecture and design tell a tale of British era through intricately designed corridors and staircases.
ITC Windsor Bengaluru is an iconic city in the heart of Bengaluru. Opened in 1982, the hotel’s architecture and design tell a tale of British era through intricately designed corridors and staircases. 140 rooms, 4 restaurants and one Irish bar set the stage for the city’s elite crowd and over the years, ITC Windsor became a crowd favourite for everyone in Bengaluru.
This landmark hotel in Bangalore has played host to several illustrious guests and world leaders such as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former German Chancellor H E Gerhard Schroeder, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sir Elton John, and Chinese Premier HE Wen Jia Bao. Noble Laureate VS Naipaul and marketing guru Jack Trout are also among the long list of guests who have enjoyed the period appeal, warm service and the comfort and luxury of this beautiful hotel.
The property has also played host to a number of iconic events and occasions like the film shoot for Kamal Hasan’s Pushpak. Besides this, the hotel has been hosting city’s popular events since years. PROCAM World 10k run, several art events, Rotarian club gatherings and many more of such monumental events have been taking place at ITC Windsor since a decade.
ITC Windsor opened with 4 restaurants. Wellington’s room served continental cuisine and was one of the most popular dining destinations in the city. The restaurant flaunted an absolute English fine dine setup with a dress code of only formals for the guests. Nelson’s room was the all-day dining coffee shop serving English tea and an array of dishes, and Royal Dirby was the bar that served premium beverages. The Terrace Grill was an open-air grill restaurant and ITC Windsor was one of the pioneers in introducing this concept.
Following the brand ethos of Responsible Luxury, ITC Windsor also became the first hotel in the World to achieve LEED Zero Carbon Certification. ITC Hotels has pioneered several ground-breaking initiatives on environment, hotel ecosystem, health, and well-being. From LEED platinum rating, to being one of the first chains to eliminate single use of plastic free products, deployment of radiation harmonisers across the chain, farm to fork low carbon footprint cuisine, clean air and more, ITC Windsor is a notable first in its Responsible Luxury and Sustainability initiatives.