ITC Royal Bengal Launched

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first_imgITC Ltd today announced the inauguration of its new super-premium luxury hotel in Kolkata – the ITC Royal Bengal. Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the iconic hotel.The 456 keys ITC Royal Bengal is ITC Hotel’s 14th Luxury Collection hotel in India and is a befitting tribute to the timeless traditions and royal heritage of Bengal, which has been ITC’s headquarters for over a 100 years. Christened ‘One of a Kind’, the grandiose property is a mark of ITC’s confidence in the tourism potential of the region and serves as a true badge of honour that Bengal can proudly showcase to the world. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressiveBuilt with an investment of nearly Rs 1400 crore, the ITC Royal Bengal will redefine Kolkata’s hospitality landscape making it a preferred destination for global MICE tourism and other large events. From a sprawling 16400 sq feet pillar less magnificent ballroom, pre-function areas and outer courtyards attached to the Grand Ballroom together adding approximately another 33000 square feet, to exquisite arrival lobbies and huge lawns ideal for Kolkata socials, ITC Royal Bengal offers versatile banquet options for both the business meetings and events with total banquet and convention facilities covering an area of 61000 sq feet. Also Read – Physical therapy better for low back pain A distinctive proposition of this new super-premium luxury offering from ITC Hotels lies in the fact that the composite properties – ITC Royal Bengal and ITC Sonar will be marketed together as one of the largest hospitality and MICE destinations in the region. The launch of ITC Royal Bengal adjacent to ITC Sonar, marks the unmatched offering of two world-class hotels complementing each other. Together, the two hotels will offer 693 rooms, suites and serviced apartments, 15 signature dining destinations, 22 meeting venues and a sprawling 1,00,000 sq ft of banqueting space. In close proximity to the city’s largest convention and exhibition venues, the ITC Royal Bengal and ITC Sonar duo will offer the best choice for large scale exhibitions, meetings and events in Kolkata. Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Sanjiv Puri, Chairman and Managing Director of ITC Ltd said, “We are delighted to announce the opening of iconic ITC Royal Bengal. This signature property will provide further impetus to transforming the tourism landscape in the state and will be an icon of repute on the world tourism map. This landmark investment from ITC is a part of the Company’s growing footprint in the State across all sectors, namely agriculture, manufacturing and services.” Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd said, “The addition of ITC Royal Bengal to our luxury hotel portfolio further strengthens our presence in Eastern India. Bengal is ‘Royal’ in a unique way – it has celebrated the royalty of the intellect through the centuries, where literature, poetry, painting, sculpture, theatre, cinema, science, have not only blossomed but are inherent to the fabric of Bengal. In keeping with ITC Hotels’ philosophy of Responsible Luxury and creating indigenous experiences, ITC Royal Bengal is rooted to the ethos of the land and pays a tribute to these finest experiences that while being indigenous to the State are celebrated globally.” ITC Royal Bengal – ‘One of a Kind’ Standing tall, at a height of 133 meters, the 30 storied ITC Royal Bengal’s magnificent and monumental edifice, inspired by regional history and culture, towers over Kolkata’s skyline and blends fine indigenous architecture with contemporary design. Conveniently located in the business district of the city, this 456 keys architectural marvel endeavours to celebrate the spirit of Bengal and the unique fervour of its people through its super premium offerings. The accommodation is characterised by an eloquently tempered expression of luxury, drawing inspiration from Bengal. An expression of an exquisite confluence of contemporary architecture and the distinct warmth of old world hospitality, the 14 suites offer pleasing contemporary décor and a bouquet of signature services to elevate the stay experience. Featuring finest Italian marble, timber floors, state of the art gym, elegantly designed furniture, The Grand Presidential Suite and The Presidential Suite are spread across a striking expanse of 6620 sq.ft. and 3500 sq.ft. respectively. A contemporary Indian ethos underscores ITC Royal Bengal’s architecture and design philosophy, manifest in the endeavours to enable a ‘sense of destination’ through a showcase of local cuisine, arts and culture matched by hi-tech accent on services to enhance guest experience. A stand-out in-room tech feature is the amalgamation of all services through the E-Butler iPad. Built according to the highest standards of environmental excellence, ITC Royal Bengal is targeting to obtain USGBC LEED Platinum rating as well as GRIHA Five Star rating. The sprawling property symbolises the traditions of the region through culinary destinations that include the acclaimed Royal Vega, featuring the luxury vegetarian cuisine of India; Reminiscent of Kolkata’s historical market is the Grand Market Pavilion, the 24*7 restaurant showcases Indian and Inventive international cuisines, with an exclusive showcase of the 7 sisters (the North-Eastern States of India). ITC Royal Bengal will also house Ottimo – Cucina Italiana, ITC’s signature pan-Italian brand, and Darjeeling Lounge is a warm reminder of the city’s tea culture, and the culture of Adda, offering the finest teas from the region as well as from the world, single origin coffee and finest beverages paired with pre-plated comfort food. A lobby level jazz bar, The Brass Room rings in the city’s fondness for music and good life. ITC’s Investments in West Bengal ITC’s journey towards making Kolkata a premium hospitality destination began with the launch of ITC Sonar nearly two decades ago. With its diversified business portfolio, ITC today has a growing presence in West Bengal across all three sectors of the economy –agriculture, manufacturing and services, supporting sustainable livelihoods for millions in the state. ITC has invested in building world-class assets for Bengal’s future.last_img

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However, in light of the above analysis, it seems strange that a student body who voted to retain subfusc in 2015 because of it being a mark of equality, would be happy to also keep Scholar’s Gowns which are demonstrated here to be a mark of inequality. A spokesperson from the Student Union said: “If students want to bring the issue to the student council this year, we’d be more than happy to have another vote on the issue.” The history faculty did not comment on whether they are doing anything to address the fact that the proportion of state school students receiving distinctions at prelims has been consistently lower than the proportion of independent school students for every year of the past five years. The 93% Club, a recentlyestablished society which aims to make state-educated students feel more at homewithin Oxford, takes a different approach to scholars’ gowns, saying: “We are not looking to tear down our traditions,but instead build up from them. A future in which state educated studentsflaunt the Scholar’s gown in higher proportions is entirely possible, as longas we continue to make the effort to include them and help reveal the talentthey have, in full.” This investigation calls into question the awarding of monetary prizes for performance in prelims. Whilst prizes are meant to solely reward students based on academic ability, it is clear that they are more likely to be awarded to those who come from more affluent backgrounds. These prizes are far from insignificant, with some colleges awarding over £300 per year. There are also colleges which give further financial benefits to their Scholars, such as St. Hugh’s, whose Scholars, alongside a £200 scholarship per year, also get several nights free vacation residence annually. Keble gives its Scholars “two free meals a week in Hall during term” alongside £200 off their battels per year. Whilst it is good news that the distributionof firsts between ex-state and ex-independent school students is equivalent atfinals, the importance of prelims both psychologically and materially meansthat the disadvantage state school students face cannot be ignored. Prelim examination results do not just haveshort term impacts but can influence the course of a student’s post-universitycareer, with many applying to jobs and graduate schemes before they havereceived their final degree result. Therefore, for many subjects the onlyofficial University examination which will be seen by the prospective employerwhen they apply will be their preliminary examination result. This makes it allthe more important for the University to make a conscious effort to combat theinequality. “Thereis still some evidence of disparities by the end of their first year of study.However, attainment gaps reduce as students get closer to graduation, whichindicates that the University’s approach to levelling out prior educationaldisparities is working over time.  Wecontinue to focus on this area to ensure that all students can thrivethroughout their time at Oxford.” The only exception is physics, in which anaverage of 16.8% of ex-independent school students received distinction gradesper year compared to 23.1% of ex-state school students. Sofia Henderson says: “Oxford must work harderto ensure that these students are not left behind, and that they are given theencouragement, resources and flexibility that they need to settle into theacademic environment at Oxford and achieve the grades they deserve.” The93% Club suggests that a greater attempt by some tutors to acknowledge “the ‘cultural capital’ that a classical educationprovides” would be a “step in the right direction”. “Programs such as the recently launched Opportunity Oxford are specifically designed to ease theburden of transition to Oxford for students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, from the very start oftheir time at university.” TuckerDrew, the Access and Academic Affairs representative for the Oxford StudentUnion said: “We’re supporting the Centre for Teaching and Learning intheir development of new study skill platforms for incoming students. I alsoplan to lobby this year for the implementation of a clearer set of academicexpectations for new students. Students should not have to rely on their olderpeers to tell them what’s expected in Oxford work or how to write a tutorialessay, that information should come from the tutors and departmentsthemselves.” Sofia Henderson, the co-chair of Class Act, aStudent Union campaign which supports and represents students fromunderrepresented socio-economic backgrounds at Oxford, says: “The fact that students from state school backgrounds findit difficult to attain the same marks as their more privileged peers at the endof first year means that all the awarding of monetary prizes, room ballotprivileges and scholar’s gowns does is entrench class divisions in Oxfordfurther”. An investigation into the attainment of ex-state school students, which includes both state comprehensive and state grammar, and ex-independent school students at Oxford has shown that between the academic years 2014-15 and 2018-19, independent school students got a higher proportion of distinction grades in 14 of the 15 largest subjects at preliminary examinations.[1] Aspokesperson from the University of Oxford said: “The University is committedto ensuring all students can succeed at Oxford regardless of their backgrounds,and we have set out ambitious plans for reducing attainment gaps betweendifferent groups of students in our Access and Participation Plan.” In contrast, history and chemistry are the subjects with the biggest divide between state and independent school attainment, with an average of 37.4% of independent school students receiving a distinction in history prelims compared to 26.4% of state school students across the past 5 years, whilst the figures for chemistry are 38.8% and 28.6% respectively. [1] For Classics this is based on an average of 4years, between 2014-15 and 2017-18, since I did not have access to the resultsfor the 2019 preliminary examinations. Theyalso express concern about the potential for coronavirus to worsen the dividebetween state and independently educated students for future cohorts ofstudents arriving in Oxford. They say: “We would expect that those who havemissed teaching are given sufficient pre-reading, resources, and study skillsadvice upon entering the University. Otherwise, we fear that the gap betweenthe best and worst educated diverges further.” “Examination Schools” by netNicholls is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0last_img

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