Thursday, June 30, 2011

Luxury by the sea- Summer treat at Hidesign hotels in Pondicherry

If Pondicherry is on your itinerary this season, then beat the heat in style this summer. Hidesign’s twin luxury hotels Le Dupleix and The Promenade have exciting summer packages and special offers for you.

Relive the splendour of French colonial architecture during your stay at Le Dupleix which was originally the residence of the Pondicherry’s last French Governor. The boutique hotel showcases some of the best examples of French Pondicherry wood work and antiques and offers a unique selection Indian, Continental and Creole cuisines. Le Dupleix offers packages for 2 nights and 3 days priced at Rs.10,999 for Deluxe rooms, Rs.12,999/- for the Penthouse and Rs.14,999 for Suite. The package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at the ‘Governor’s Lounge’ restaurant and free use of the swimming pool at Hidesign’s Promenade Hotel.

Pamper yourself at the luxurious Promenade hotel facing The Bay of Bengal. The Promenade offers packages for 2 nights and 3 days that includes scrumptious spreads for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets at its ‘Blue Line’ restaurant. On weekdays take a pick from our a la carte menu for lunch. The packages are priced at Rs.10,999/- for Deluxe rooms and Rs.12,999/- for sea-facing rooms. The Presidential Suite and the Lighthouse Suite can be availed at Rs.19,999/- whereas the Governor’s Suite and the Promenade Suite are worth the Rs.22,999/-

All packages at both Le Dupleix and The Promenade are for two adults and two children below the age of 6 and include two complimentary drinks on arrival. Facilities for an extra adult or child (6 to 12 yrs) with mattress can be availed at Rs.2500/- and for extra child without mattress at Rs.2000/-. This includes meals on fixed basis for 2 nights and 3 days. All packages are extendable on pro-rata basis.

Special offers

In addition to our summer packages, Hidesign brings you tempting weekend and weekday specials all through this summer.

Lazy Sunday brunch - you can enjoy Promenade’s king size spread with live music and complimentary drink on Sunday afternoons. Tuck into your plate at a leisurely pace while you hear the waves roll by.

Happy hours - On weekdays indulge your self at The Promenade. If you love to unwind after a hard day’s work, you’ll love our happy hours from 3-7pm on week days. Buy 2 get one free!

Mango Fiesta – Celebrate the king of fruits Hidesign style! Tingle your taste buds with a wide range of sorbets, margaritas, daiquiris and desserts at Le Dupleix and The Promenade everyday.

Pizza by the sea – Enjoy our fresh, original stone oven Italian pizzas available at Promenade every day from 2 pm to 10.30 pm. If you like thin crust pizzas, it doesn’t get better than this!

Beat the heat – Relish the goodness of homemade ice creams and sorbets. Take your pick from a delectable range of fresh fruits and spicy cocoa flavors at Promenade and Le Dupleix all through the summer. With no added preservatives.

The Promenade

by Hidesign is a luxury boutique hotel on the ocean front of one of India’s most beautiful and romantic towns Pondicherry. The Promenade sits comfortably in the heart of the town's ancient “French Quarter”. Colonial villas, leafy parks and attractive cafes surround the hotel on all sides. While the interiors are ultra modern with its clean minimalist lines, the outside is colonial French. The gorgeous suites by the sea overlook the shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal.

A five star property, the hotel provides everything luxurious and in style. The Promenade offers some of the best known dining and lounging options in Pondicherry. Lighthouse is a charming rooftop restaurant that gives the most amazing views of the majestic Bay of Bengal and is towered over by the town's ancient Lighthouse. It offers a tempting barbeque and grill menu for dinner at its roof top open air restaurant. Blueline is a fine, round the clock, restaurant that serves a wide range of authentic Oriental and Mediterranean dishes. Check out the indulgent and elaborate buffets that Blueline is well known for. Risque, the exotic leather lounge with contemporary music overlooking the pool at The Promenade has a fine selection of international wines, mocktails and exclusive blends of coffee. Ask the bartender to make you a special drink from his amazing repertoire of exotic cocktails.

The Promenade’s beautifully landscaped porch overlooking the sea by Made Wijaya is a great place to spend a relaxed evening. Promenade has a beautiful Balinese motif lounge pool and the in-room reflexology and spa massages make it the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate your senses. Other facilities include wi-fi access, movie rental, laundry service, travel assistance and doctor on call.

Le Dupleix

a fine example of a designer heritage hotel that rightly strikes the delicate balance between modernity and tradition. It was originally built to serve as the residence to French Mayor of Pondicherry. The structure is elegantly rich and boasts of the beautiful wood work, commissioned by Pondicherry’s last Governor Dupleix, perhaps the finest example of French Indian art. The antique French furniture, high wooden ceiling, large windows send out a warm, lived in feel. Each and every room is designed differently - an experience in itself and they have been restored using local craft and antiques. The clear glass floor that gives a beautiful view of water bodies of the hotel, the gorgeous hand woven chairs that line the hotel’s passage and the antique gold leaf mirrors accentuate the uniqueness of Le Dupleix.

With a round up of 14 luxurious rooms, the hotel offers all standard amenities including a highly personalised service to its guests. At Le Dupleix, a 200 yr old mango tree forms a beautiful canopy in the open air courtyard restaurant. Here guests can choose from an exclusive menu which comprises of a careful selection of Indian, Continental, French and Creole cuisines. The Governor’s Lounge Bar at Le Dupleix is an ideal haunt for a quiet long evening in the company of close friends. The magnificent embroidery by Jean Francois Lesage and the exquisite wood work on the ceiling make for some great story telling. Also the first Bar in town, the Governor’s Lounge serves some of the best wines and cocktails. The Martini and Mojito are a must try here.

About Hidesign

Founded in 1978 by Mr. Dilip Kapur, Hidesign is a lifestyle group, which re-defined the vision of luxury in India through an ethos of high quality, ecological values and personalized service. Hidesign has established its name through its iconic leather brand based on strong heritage of craftsmanship and innovation. Staying true to its core values, the group has extended its concept of lifestyle by opening two luxury boutique hotels in Pondicherry, Le Dupleix and Promenade.

By keeping its focus on a classic contemporary fashion statement with timeless yet edgy design, Hidesign caters to a highly savvy and sophisticated urban professional. The leather collection includes handbags, clutches, briefcases, wallets, laptop cases, belts and garments. Hidesign stands out for its high quality natural leather and the smooth soft glow of its solid brass fittings.

With a global presence, the group has become one of the first Indian brands to be retailed at premium international outlets John Lewis, Selfridges and House of Fraser in the UK, Myers and David Jones in Australia, Stuttafords in South Africa, Parksons in Vietnam and Robinsons in South East Asia. Hidesign has grown to 68 exclusive stores and a distribution network in 23 countries. In India, the collection is available at all exclusive Hidesign outlets and leading retail stores like Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, The Bombay Store, Westside and Landmark.


For more information and online reservations log on to

The Promenade: 23, Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry - 605 001
Tel.: +91 413 2227 750Fax: +91 413 2227 141

Le Dupleix: 5, Rue De La Caserne, Pondicherry - 605 001
Tel.: +91 413 2226 001-05Fax: +91 413 2335 278