Newly opened The Den Whitefield defines what they call as Millennial Luxury. Minimalistic yet tasteful rooms, gamepads, theatre style viewing room with Netflix access and delicious food and drinks on offer. This might be the gem in Bangalore luxury hotels.
The Den Whitefield is the newest 5-star hotel in town and unique millennial-focused designed sets them apart so well from the rest of the competition. We recently checked it out in a Staycation weekend on an invite from the hotel. None of us is really millennial (is the child a millennial?) but we all came back home with a big grin on faces.
The Den Whitefield is the first Indian hotel from the Israel based chain “The Dan”. Interesting, their placement is Millennial Luxury which they believe is the next thing that will define the hotel industry. The brand has designed the hotel keeping in mind the Millennial work traveller who usually travels solo but still needs something to relax after coming back from work.
A lot of thought has been put has been in the design of the hotel, right from what services to offer to interior sensibilities and food. After spending close to two days in the hotel, I can safely say that they have beautifully achieved what they set out for. We loved our time there and hope to go back again soon. But till then here are my thoughts on The Den Whitefield.
Rooms at The Den Whitefield
The rooms at The Den are clean, compact and sosphicated. Not overly decorated but still classy, I found them a tad small for three people but both the child and husband were fairly happy with it. Besides, for a business traveller, it is a perfect size.
I usually judge most hotels by their bathroom, yes don’t look at me like that. How big is the bathroom? Are the dry and wet areas separated well enough? How comfortable is the bathtub (if any)? What kind of gadgets are available? Are the toiletries a good brand? Yes, all these happen in my head in the first few minutes I enter a bathroom. Happy to report that Den passed all tests.
Food at The Den Whitefield
Come on, if I am doing a blog post it is obvious we will talk about the food. So The Den Whitefield currently has two restaurants. The Creek which is the all-day dining and The Nest which is the bar. They are planning a Mediterranian place on the terrace which sounds brilliant but as of now these are the two main eating places. The also a deli which sells fantastic sourdough and other bread, cakes and more. And oh ya, a cold press juicery close to the gym and pool on the first floor.
I really liked the food I ate at the creek and we had three meals there. Normally, after the second meal in a resturant, I tend to get bored. This is what happens with me wherever and whenever I am travelling. But the creek held my interest for three meals. One of the reason could have been the Easter Sunday brunch we attended.
The buffet has a good collection of Indian and International dishes, and most of the stand the test of taste. I found very few things on a vast buffet which I absolutely didn’t like at all.
I think the desserts at The Creek deserve a special mention, the pastries and the cakes are absolutely fabulous. The Indian desserts could may be do with a little work but on the whole great selection.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I think they make the BEST croissants in Bangalore. The rest of the breakfast was ace as well.
And the piece de resistance of the Easter brunch. Suckling pig with honey mustard glaze at the Easter brunch, totally worthy of being the centerpiece.
Millennial Services aka the entertainment at The Den Whitefield
So this is one of the places the hotel really stands apart. Let me start by the thing we loved the most. If you like me have grown up in the 80s, you will remember the handheld video games. The Pacman and other stuff. I remember being obsessed with them at one point. But it has been a long time, I have seen them everywhere. Guess where I saw them? Yes at The Den Whitefield!
They have this fabulous tables that have the games from our time. Seems like even if they are targetting Millennials, they are thinking of people like us as well. The child, man and me all spent a considerable time of the weekend at these tables.
They also have two rooms for a playstation and WII as well. Well, they gotta take care of the young kids. The other very interesting thing at The Den Whitefield is the movie theatre. Plush and comfortable sofas, a Netflix connection. Add a drink from the Nest next door and boy it is a perfect after work evening.
While ground floor has major entertainment, the first floor has the pool and the gym. Both brilliant!
There is a spa which is scheduled to open soon as well. I had a preview treatment and the experience was great.
With all these facilities, a great management team and brilliant chef at the helm of it I feel The Den is on it’s way to becoming one of the most sought after hotels in Whitefield.
If you are visiting Bangalore or looking for a place to go in the weekend to relax, I highly recommend The Den Whitefield. Especially, if lazing playing video games and Netflix is your thing.
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