With its awe-inspiring size and grandeur, ITC Grand Chola is a veritable destination unto itself. Located in the heart of Chennai the hotel is a palatial tribute to Southern India’s greatest empires – the Imperial Cholas. There are four separate entry points, each with its distinct artistic identity. The hotel welcomes guests in 522 rooms and 78 serviced apartments, each of which is a triumph of design aesthetics. The ten food and beverage outlets bring regional, national and global cuisines to the cognoscenti. It offers one of the largest conference, banqueting and exhibition spaces in the country.
The hotel has 600 rooms and features 1,600,000-square-foot (150,000 m2) of built area, 75,000-square-foot (7,000 m2) of retail space and 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of conference and exhibition facilities, which includes a pillar-less main ballroom of 26,540 sq ft named the Rajendra Hall, which can accommodate 5,000 guests. The ballroom is a stand-alone structure gently sloping into a carpeted area. The total area of the ballroom, including the pillar-less portion, is 55,000 sq ft. The hotel also has a 48-seater preview theater. The hotel covers 1.5 million square foot area on an eight-acre plot.