This Heritage Hotel In Kolkata Is The Oldest Operating Hotel In Entire Asia

by Shreya Ghosh
This Heritage Hotel In Kolkata Is The Oldest Operating Hotel In Entire Asia

Did you know Kolkata is the home to the oldest operating hotel in Asia? Say hello to ‘The Lalit Great Eastern’, built back in 1840 by David Wilson and is still standing still in the Dalhousie Square, Kolkata. In fact, according to the CRISIL Report, Lalit is the longest operating luxury hotel in Asia with consecutive 165 years of serving and greeting the visitors. Let’s take a quick virtual tour of this luxurious heritage hotel in the city of joy.

Asia’s Oldest Operating Hotel Is The Perfect Blend Of 3 Eras

The Lalit Great Eastern had a different name, ‘Auckland Hotel’ when it was built centuries back. This property is the first luxury hotel in Asia and the perfect blend of 3 eras; the Victorian era, the Edwardian era, and the Contemporary era. The interior designs and decors are simply outstanding and each corner of this premium hotel reflects luxury and heritage from centuries.

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The Lalit Great Eastern Is Huge

The area in which this property has been built is massive. Lalit houses 215 luxurious rooms and suites, 8,000 sq ft banquet, 13,000 sq ft span and salon, a stunning pool, century-old bakery, open terrace, century-old classic Piano, and so much more. It is quite impossible to roam around the entire property properly and enhance the essence of the place in a day. Eminent personalities like Rudyard Kipling, Mahatma Gandhi, Mark Twain, Nikita Khruschev, Nikolai Bulganin, and Queen Elizabeth II visited and experienced the luxury here.

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Taste Traditional Bengali Cuisine

The staffs here go beyond expectations with their hospitality and services. This 5-star hotel serves the most delectable dishes, especially their Bengali cuisine. Through their foods, they try to give the guests a memorable experience of authentic Bengali Cuisine. Each and every food they serve at The Alfresco, by The Lalit Great Eastern are simply the yummiest.

With all the history, heritage, hospitality, surroundings, foods, and a luxurious experience, this property is worth o your every penny.