The Pllazio Hotel - An Experience to Remember

I was recently invited to review a boutique hotel in the heart of Gurgaon called The Pllazio. If you've ever visited or stayed in a boutique property in any major city of the world - be it London, New York, Manhattan etc. - you'd probably know what to expect. But for the uninitiated, The Pllazio adorns aristocratic European style architecture with exotic amenities such as suites, spas, gym, pools, fountains, etc.


Let's get started with the review.


Prime Location


The hotel is flanked by both business and leisure travelers all year round for corporate gigs, social functions like weddings, etc. And I am not surprised why!



The Pllazio is a few blocks away from the HUDA Metro Station, Kingdom of Dreams, Fortis hospital, Gymkhana Club, and Sector 29 market. With over 80 rooms and 2 suites, the hotel offers world-class facilities while drawing inspiration from rich and elegant neo-classic decor that makes it stand out from other luxury properties in Delhi-NCR.


Entrance


The Pllazio looks stunning from the outside. Beautiful fountains, appealing wall colors, neat French windows, landscaped gardens, fantastic walkways, and chic courtyards mark the hotel entrance.


Express Check-in


The check-in process doesn't take more than a few minutes. Once your booking details are verified by the front desk, you can directly walk into your suite or room.


Do inquire about The Pllazio Membership Card while you are around to enjoy great benefits on your stay.


The Pllazio has tie-ups with all major online travel agencies (OTAs) and operators, so you could easily book a room via MakeMyTrip or Yatra to name a few.

Neo-Classic and Contemporary Rooms


The Pllazio offers its patrons a choice between Neo-Classic and Contemporary rooms. If you're a new-age traveler and have a fetish for modernity, go for the latter. 


Contemporary rooms are priced at INR 6500 plus taxes per night. You tend to pay less for the Neo-Classic rooms (INR 6000 plus taxes per night).


The Iris and Aster Suites


I was told that there are just two suites (called Iris and Aster) in the entire five-storied hotel, and I was curious to know why. The Iris suite, in particular, blew my mind away and is bound to surpass anyone's expectations for that matter.


Named after a bright-colored flower by the same name, the Iris Suite defines elegance and is truly a place to die for. 


I have never seen a 250 kg cast iron tub on this soil before, and obviously was spellbound. You could jump from the tub to the bed and vice versa; it instantly drew me in.


The choice of colors used in the suite is, simply put, brilliant. Light pastel color scheme that has a soothing effect to eyes.


The Iris Suite has two rooms - a master bedroom and a private living room. While the master bedroom is all about style, comfort, and grandeur, the living room is all about leisure or study.


The suites are priced at INR 15,000 plus taxes per night.

Main Attractions

Rooftop


Looking for a quick swim or want to host a poolside party. Head for the rooftop at The Pllazio that looks absolutely mesmerizing at night due to the vibrant colors of the Dome. Truly, luxury at its best.


The Scruples Bar


Scruples Bar - The Pllazio Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Quite an uncanny name to describe a great place to host private parties or relax over your favorite drinks. 


Located at the lobby level and open every day from 11:00 am to 11:30 pm, the bar can accommodate minimum 10 people and maximum 45 people (standing that is) in the upper deck of the bar.


Almost six people can be seated near the bar and nearly fourteen people can sit in the lower deck of the bar.


The dinner buffet at The Scruples Bar is priced at INR 2000 per person only and includes two vegetarian and two non-vegetarian starters. 


You could also order Indian made foreign liquor that is served unlimited for two hours.


If you're in the mood of some imported liquors like Black Label, you could pay an additional INR 500 to upgrade your deal.


[PS] For reservations, call Jitesh or Omkar at +91-9711878514.

Melange World Cuisine Restaurant


Melange - The Pllazio Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Fond of Mediterranean, Continental, Oriental, or Pan Asian cuisines? If your answer is in the affirmative, then Melange is the place for you.


A multi-cuisine restaurant that can accommodate over 82 patrons at any given time, Melange is also known for its hugely popular cafe menu. 



Located at the lobby level and open from 6 am to 12 midnight, Melange offers buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Buffet Price

  • Breakfast: INR 450 plus taxes per person
  • Lunch: INR 895 plus taxes per person
  • Dinner: INR 1095 plus taxes per person

If you prefer outdoors, you can move towards the outer sitting area called Alfresco, where over a 100 people can be easily accommodated.


There was an ambiance of excitement around Melange and I couldn't wait to meet Chef Sudipto for a food review.


Athena Banquet Hall


A perfect venue for hosting conferences/events or celebrating special occasions, the Athena provides up to 5000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate nearly 250 guests. 


You can also use the prefunctional area to serve food and beverages. 


While Athena is located at the level two of the basement, there are a couple of mid-size halls located on the fifth floor of The Pllazio to accommodate 50 to 80 guests.


That's not all; you can also make full use of the three board rooms that could seat nearly 27 guests. Popularly known as the Chambers, these rooms are equipped with high-speed broadband Internet and Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art AV support, offsite catering services, and in-house meeting and event coordinators.


Gym and Spa


If you're in a mood to exercise, make sure you visit the Gym located on the level five of The Pllazio. You could also relax at The Tatha Spa later, where you can avail international full body massage with olive and white oil. For one hour of massage, you need to pay INR 2500, inclusive of all taxes.


Rendezvous with Chef Sudipto


A chance meeting with Executive Chef Sudipto turned out to be the highlight of the evening. 


With over 23 years of work experience for brands like Norwegian Cruise, ITC Sarovar, etc., Sudipto shared his valuable insights about the art of cooking. An alumnus of Ramakrishna Mission, Kolkata, Sudipto also pursued a Diploma in Food Management from IIHM. He was the Head Executive Chef at the 19th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held at Kampala, Uganda in November 2007. It was here that he got to cook for Queen Elizabeth.


In his spare, Sudipto likes to cook for NGOs and help the spastic societies. He also likes to travel to understand local food, especially street food.

Passionate to the core, Sudipto owes his success to voracious reading, being open-minded and honest, keeping it simple, using good equipment and fresh/raw ingredients, and his knowledgeable and educated staff.

Sudipto later invited me to try some of his signature dishes.

Fruit Punch

[My Rating: 5 out of 5]

Made of fruits like pineapples, oranges, mangoes, and vanilla ice-cream.


Kebab Platter

[My Rating: 4 out of 5]


Greek Salad 

[My Rating: 4 out of 5]

Made of bell peppers, kalamate olives, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese. Should be consumed before the main course is served.


Grilled Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Braised Cabbage, Broccolis, and Cherries (for topping)

[My Rating: 3 out of 5]


Cherry Surprise Pastry

[My Rating: 5 out of 5]

Made of chocolate sponge, red cherries, dark chocolate, icing sugar, and mango pulp.


Opera Pastry 

[My Rating: 5 out of 5]

Made of white vanilla sponge, coffee syrup, Mocha chocolate, Mocha cream, dark and white chocolate, chocolate truffle, and strawberry glaze.


Dimsums (Non-vegetarian) 

[My Rating: 2 out of 5]

Made of chicken, lamb, or sea food, these dimsums are best served with oriental sauce.


Gilafi Lamb Seekh Kebab 

[My Rating: 5 out of 5]

Made of minced mutton, olives, bell peppers, eggs, onions, and cheese, these Kebabs are best served with Mint sauce.


Bharwan Tandoori Aloo

[My Rating: 5 out of 5]

Made of stuffed potatoes, sesame seeds, cottage cheese, cashew nuts, raisins, and almonds.


The Pllazio is a must-see property. I went there looking for experience and got more than what I expected.

  

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