Janpath, Samrat hotels to get posh makeover

After revamping its flagship hotel, The Ashok, ITDC is going full-steam ahead to give hotels Janpath and Samrat a makeover designed to make the competition sit up and take notice.

As part of the renovation, Hotel Janpath will soon boast of onyx pillars and a mini-spa in each room on four floors. The spas will be equipped with a jacuzzi, massage table and medicine dispenser while one spa each on the ground floor and first floor will offer services of a gym, sauna, steam room and treatment room. For those working on their tan, the rooftop will have a solarium.

“The personal spa concept is likely to require an investment of Rs 45 crore. We are still in the process of finalizing the details,” a senior ITDC official said.

The hotel has already seen some tangible changes like a cobbled stone driveway. The grim, white-washed facade has been knocked down in favour of glass and the decrepit restaurants, known only for political sit-downs, have been opened to private players. While designer Rohit Bal promoted Italian joint Cibo opened earlier this year, Mismo and Swagath are the other top of the line eating places that the hotel hosts.