Hyderabad Travel Guide

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Funky Friday: Party Like Grace Jones at The Park Hyderabad

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  Site Where: 22 Raj Bhawan Road, Raj Bhavan Quarters Colony, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 500 082
May 2, 2014 at 4:19 PM | by | ()

Welcome to Funky Friday, a new segment we’re trying out which features one photo that we think singularly expresses a hotel’s inner psyche. We look for, and often find, a lot of wacky, wild and wondrous designs that seem to have one thing in common: a Type A personality. So why not have a bit of fun as we all wrap up our week by taking a quick look at some hotels that quite frankly, want our attention.

“Anything but Ordinary” is the trademark of The Park Hotels brand of luxury boutique hotels in India. We would only have to look at its flagship hotel, The Park Hyderabad, to say we would agree. The 270-room Park Hyderabad is a design extravaganza that is all about the bling, and makes for a great Funky Friday segment.

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The Park Hyderabad Takes Its Pool to Another Dimension

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  Site Where: 22 Rajbhavan Road, Hyderabad , India, 500082
June 18, 2009 at 9:31 AM | by | ()

We keep hearing that The Park Hotels chain is doing the real, five-star luxury thing right in India. They've got a new 285-room property opening up sometime this fall in Hyderabad, which sounds like it fits the promise of being a "design hotel".

But what intrigues us more than the main architecture of the hotel — its unusual shape has been computer-modeled to maximize the natural light that gets in, for example — is the pool. Although these renderings make it look like just a large, slightly-oddly shaped pool, there's apparently a lot more to it than that: in fact it's

a “three-dimensional” horizon pool, with a stair tube connecting the hotel's night club to The Veranda through the volume of the pool.

We really need more pictures, but does this really mean that we could swim past people climbing the stairs to the night club? Do we want to do that? We're not quite sure.

We've got a few months to wait before we can find out exactly how this goes. Opening prices haven't been publicized yet but this hotel's cousin, the Park Hotels Bangalore has rooms starting at around 6,000 INR ($125) in fall.