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Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan start journey


Published : 18 Dec 2019 08:13 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 11:24 AM

Renaissance Hotels, the global lifestyle hotel brand well-known for their programs that help guests discover unexpected experiences, unveiled the Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan on Wednesday. 

The opening marks the debut of Renaissance Hotels in the country, which further expands the Marriott International portfolio to four global hotel brands in the country. 

Taking pride in introducing this chic and charming new hotel in Dhaka, Dr. HBM Iqbal, Chairman of Premier Hotel Management Company Ltd. Premier Group shares his thoughts “It is immense pleasure to build and bring to the city of Dhaka, this unique and distinct hotel with Marriott International, that we believe will be the most preferred destination for all travelers and explorers visiting the city, looking for a one of a kind experience.”

“At Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan Hotel seek to create a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. It’s our endeavor to make our guests feel at ease, greeting them with professionalism and tending to all their needs. Renaissance Hotel will offer guests the perfect balance of style, innovation and the warmth of Marriott International’s hospitality, in a an environment that reeks of local culture through art, décor and colours” said Mr. Moin Iqbal, Director, Premier Group Ltd.

“We look forward to welcoming both business and leisure travellers to Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan, the newest addition to the portfolio of Marriott International in South Asia,” said Neeraj Govil, Senior Vice President, South Asia, Marriott International, “Renaissance Hotels seeks to inspire spontaneous explorers to discover something new and different every time they visit a city. Here in Dhaka, the fast-emerging cultural and business hub in Bangladesh, the new opening is set to engage guests on a journey to explore the city’s authenticity and vivacity through the lens of a local.” 

Employing the brand’s theatrical design strategy, the 211-room Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan features interiors that capture a reinterpretation of Bangladesh culture and are an amalgamation of local culture and contemporary style. The rooms are embellished with macramé textiles rendered through a local handicraft thread work technique and plush lotus-patterned carpets. Further adding a splash of richness and color are the head boards for each room comprising of exquisite Jamdani work – a fine muslin textile that is intricately woven into patterns, using a mix of cotton and gold thread. The local sense of place also comes through in the design of the lobby, restaurants and public spaces through a soft neutral palette and contrasting textiles.

Guests can indulge in an eclectic mix of five restaurants and bars, offering a wide range of dining experiences and breathtaking skyline views. The Gulshan Baking Company Offers freshly brewed rich coffees, a variation of delicate teas and healthy salads. Indulge in a wide selection of home- made gelatos, delectable desserts and freshly baked bread sandwiches full of goodness and flavor. The Gulshan Baking Company is a French-style deli that offers freshly brewed coffees, an array of teas and salads along with an in-house selection of gelatos made with local ingredients. Bahar, the all-day-dining restaurant hosts live cooking stations offering an upscale buffet dining experience or an à-la-carte meal that ranges from local flavors to international cuisines. The signature restaurant SEAR offers a gastronomic experience featuring international fusion cuisine. Sear Bar isthe first jazz bar in town and will be a go-to venue for live music paired with indigenous blends of cocktails and mocktails. The signature R Bar, situated on the 19th floor, is a refreshing poolside bar offering breathtaking city views and offers refreshing fresh juices, teas and beer. 

With over 6,500 sqft of dedicated meeting and banquet space, matched with state-of-the-art technology, the hotel is equipped and flexible to host both large meetings, conventions and weddings, alongside intimate, private celebrations and social gatherings. Added recreational facilities include a fully equipped fitness center, an infinity pool and an indulgent spa. 

The hotel will introduce The Renaissance Hotels’ signature Navigator concierge program, connecting guests with handpicked local gems in the neighborhood. In addition, the brand’s signature Evenings at Renaissance, will bring the very best of music, arts, culinary and more experiences in the hotel, encouraging guests to mix with locals.

“The Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan brings a modern, new face of hospitality to Dhaka and is sure to set new benchmarks in the city,” said Jerome Lienart, General Manager, Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan. “With our vibrant, new dining options, extensive leisure facilities and an onsite Navigator to offer guests insights into the city, we are confident the hotel will be a favourite for travellers and local residents alike”.

Bangladesh is known as the ‘green emerald’ in the treasure trove of South Asia, thanks to its wealth of tourist attractions including picturesque rivers, tigers, and tea. In Dhaka, visitors can glimpse the country’s rich history at Lalbagh Fort and Ahsan Manzil or immerse in the picturesque view of Buriganga river set in the metropolitan city.