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Calcutta: Chic Suites

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For those seeking contemporary cachet, Calcutta has two haute hotel choices, both with fine spas and several nicely done restaurants. The Park Kolkata ($330–$470; 17 Park St.; 91-33/2249-9000; reveals an of-the-moment interior behind a blasé 1967 façade on the city’s central retail artery. Request one of the rooms recently redone by London’s Conran & Partners and grab a drink at the chill Roxy lounge (the hotel has three of the city’s top nightlife venues). The ITC Sonar ($550–$2,500; 1 JBS. Haldene Ave.; 91-33/2345-4545;, meanwhile, is about 15 minutes from town, making it closer to the high-tech sector and the airport. This self-described 16-acre “business resort” has Calcutta’s biggest rooms and some of the best service. Butler Saket Roy can handle anything—with aplomb.


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