The ITC Grand Chola is a five-star luxury hotel in Chennai, India. Opened as the world's largest LEED-certified green hotel; it is the third largest hotel in India after Renaissance and Grand Hyatt, both in Mumbai. The building is themed after traditional Dravidian Architecture of the Chola Dynasty. The hotel carries the tag of "Luxury Collection"—one of the brands franchised from international hospitality group Starwood Hotels. The hotel is the ninth "Luxury Collection" hotel of the group. The hotel, built on 1,600,000 sq ft, is dubbed the largest stand-alone hotel in the country built with an investment of 12,000 million and has the largest convention centre in the country built on 100,000 sq ft with a 30,000-sq ft pillar-less ballroom.
The hotel has 600 rooms and features 1,600,000-square-foot of built area, 75,000-square-foot of retail space and 100,000 square feet of conference and exhibition facilities, which includes a pillar-less main ballroom named the Rajendra Hall were TRENDO 2014 is to be held. The hotel has a total of 10 food and beverage destinations, including the Peshawri, which serves cuisine from the Northwest Frontier, and The Royal Vega, a vegetarian restaurant. Others include Madras Pavilion, Cafe Mercara, Nutmeg, Cheroot Lounge, Pan Asian, Modo Mio, The Pub, Tranquebar, and Ottimo-Cucina Italiana. Leisure facilities include a Kaya Kalp Spa with 12 treatment rooms, 2 hamams, a yoga studio, a tea lounge, a gentleman's barber and a salon for the ladies; outdoor pools; gyms for each of the three wings; and a shopping area. There are three swimming pools in the hotel—the rooftop pool with twin smaller pools, a children's pool, and a jacuzzi, all situated above the banquet hall.