As they say, work and leisure go side by side. And, that’s the way to maintain the equilibrium in between hectic travels, heavy meetings & long commuting hours, we do need a comfortable halt or rather comfort of home while resting. When I checked into Howard Johnson Hotel, the first glimpse gave me a sense of comfort & style.
When it comes to business hotels, I always had the experience of small compact rooms, less aesthetic, minimum luxury, budget or standard amenities and most of all below-average bathrooms. I feel it is very important to understand that comfort and class is of paramount importance to all segment of travellers. Even in business hotels where the guest is staying for a short duration or whatever, they would prefer the comfort with decent. And here is what Howard Johnson or HOJO in Kolkata brings in, a perfect place with the best room amenities, conveniently located & decently priced.
The hotel is about 11 minutes from Kolkata Airport & 15 mins from salt lake metro. One can always find malls, supermarkets and as well as nightlife spots at a stone’s throw distance. It has an all-day dining restaurant -The Nest which serves all the international cuisine & variety of options.
The Howard Johnson by Wyndham- Kolkata has three categories of rooms to offer- The Premium Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and then the Luxurious Junior Suite Rooms. It also has a specially designed room for guests with limited accessibility.
As a reputed brand which is globally recognized, they have ensured to maintain high standards of hygiene and following all norms of covid safety protocol while following standard operating procedures across all chains.
I checked in to their junior suite which was very spacious & airy. It has a sitting area, large bed, study table and a minibar just to name a few. Oh, what I loved the most was the huge bathroom which has a bathtub and a shower area separate. The minibar suffices for the general requirement. The check-in was smooth as they offered me a welcome drink. As soon as I walked in, I could sense that these suites are for the indulgent travellers with lush & vibrant tones of the room aesthetics which complemented with the furnishing, I would say that the decor can compete with any upscale 5-star property room.
I had a sumptuous buffet lunch and dinner at their in-house restaurant -The Nest, which is also a 24-hour dining place. The chef and staffs were highly cooperative and friendly as they could also cater to the customization needs of every guest. So, one can get a flavour of Bengal with a hint of international taste to cater for every type of need. Guests can also enjoy the delectable dishes in the comfort of contemporary comfort, either indoors or in the expansive restaurant. I was actually impressed with their complimentary buffet breakfast which had a wide range of choices and some fresh fruits to choose from.
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Kolkata, with its tradition of first-class service, spectacular facilities and superb location is the ideal place for business meetings, conferences and events that will match all your requirements. It boasts a board meeting room which can hold up to 10 people at a time and large banquet space for holding up to 120+ people at conferences or corporate events.
One can always book through https://www.hojokolkata.com/ for best offers & deals or other aggregator booking sites like booking.com
All in all, Hojo Kolkata is a one-stop place for all the category of guests, who prefers luxury, comfort and price smart choice all under one umbrella.
Disclaimer- I stayed at this hotel for a property review, but as always all opinions stated here are my own.