the oberoi

"The building was set back to accommodate the dense foliage of an ancient Rain Tree - the hotels oldest resident"

The Oberoi, a four and a half acre property in Bangalore, was inspired by the city’s numerous gardens. Taking cues from Bangalore’s tryst with nature the hotel was built into the existing greenery and flora of the city.

Three acres were converted into a lush garden, which seamlessly fit into the environment while simultaneously eliminating any noise from the outside. All rooms face inwards, towards the landscape, creating a sense of relaxation for both business and leisure travellers.

The hotel recesses from the ground with stepped balconies to preserve an ancient Rain Tree – the hotels oldest resident.

The stepped circular balconies overflow with potted plants and flowerbeds. The balconies on the third and fourth floor were built in line with the treetops and avian life. Room 324 of the hotel, is a particularly enchanting example of this communion.

The hotel has emerged as a fine example of how privacy and solitude can be provided right in the middle of the busiest street of a city.

Project Facts
  • Area: 1,58,280 Sq.ft.
  • Location: Bangalore
  • Status: Completed - 1992
  • Client: The East India Hotels Ltd.
  • Cost: Rs. 20.5 crore
  • Number of Rooms: 176