Staycation @ Hyatt Regency Gurgaon

Sometimes, all you need is to detach from your usual life routine. It may not be possible to take time out for a long vacation for this purpose where there is strenuous planning involved in deciding on that perfect itinerary. That’s when we need a weekend getaway where the sheer motive is to relax, unwind and enjoy! One such place where I wouldn’t mind spending my weekend in the lap of every luxury possible, under the sun is at the Hyatt Regency property in Gurgaon.

Hyatt properties worldwide are known for their super luxurious rooms, and they also promise to take you on an amazing gastronomic journey through their multi-cuisine restaurants and bar where the menus are meticulously decided by the coveted chefs. Besides, they also offer luxurious recreational facilities, outdoor swimming pool and a well-equipped gym to make your stay wonderful and enjoyable!

I have my list of at least five reasons why one should visit Hyatt Regency Gurgaon

  1. It’s conveniently located on the National Highway 8, in the rapidly growing belt of Gurgaon and Manesar. The Hotel is in the close proximity to the shopping malls, airport and other leisure destinations which makes it apt for your weekend getaway!
  2. The super luxurious rooms will make you feel at home yet the interiors are spacious and articulately designed, keeping in mind every need possible of the guets. There are 451 well-appointed spacious guestrooms, and 37 luxurious suites in the hotel that will make your stay not only memorable but also stylishly comfortable. The bathrooms are spacious, and well equipped with all the modern amenities that one could think of!
  3. The food and beverage of any hotel plays a big role in enhancing the overall stay of any guest, and it is one of the vital factors for me as well. At Hyatt Regency Gurgaon, you would be spoilt for choice as they have plenty of options for you to have an enjoyable meal. Their award winning restaurant Lavana is known for authentic Awadhi cuisine, Kitchen district with five interactive kitchens has Indian, Asian, Mediterranean Japanese and Western cuisines, and the stylish Long bar offers lip smacking good cocktails and other spirits.
    I absolutely loved my Christmas dinner at the Kitchen district and with Indian, Chinese, European and Italian cuisines to choose from, I was completely ‘food-struck’. The elaborate dessert spread at their Christmas dinner needs a special mention. Everything from Chocolate Yule, Mille Feuille, Gingerbread Cookies to Choux pastry was very ‘christmasy’ and scrumptious. The pastry chef Mr Aditya very thoughtfully designed their Christmas special buffet, and it goes without saying that how much I loved that pretty as a picture spread of delicious cakes, mousses and ice-creams.
  4. One cannot feel completely rejuvenated unless one makes a trip to the Hotel’s spa. ‘Shvasa Spa’ embodies the spirit of old traditions with the complexities of today’s environment. It offers an array of luxurious spa treatments for your well being including Full Body Massage, Body Scrubs, Body Wraps, Facials, Manicure and Pedicure.
    I had a nice time enjoying the Swedish massage during my stay at the hotel which was a good 90 minutes session. This classical European technique of stimulating muscles with aromatic massage oils was very relaxing and invigorating. It incorporates traditional technique to soothe your tense and tired muscles, leaving you in a state of pure Nirvana.
  5. There are a lot activities offered by the hotel to engage the guests during their stay so that they can utilise their free time wisely. Activities like yoga, cooking classes, cocktail workshops, golf event, sports activities and zumba will definitely make the stay at this hotel worth your while.
    There is also a modern, well equipped fitness centre at the hotel which is dedicated to all the wellness enthusiasts. It’s a great experience as the state-of-the-art fitness centre has all the cardio and strength-training equipments to help you carry on with your fitness regime, even on a vacation.
    Outdoor pool with a glass of Pina Colada, the mere mention of this combination simply calms one down. A dip in pool is a good way to rejuvenate your mind and body. My idea of taking a leisurely break is to go on the sun deck, and sit by the pool with a book and my favourite beverage. There is a special kiddy pool for the kids to also splash around as well.

About Hyatt Regency Gurgaon
Hyatt Regency Gurgaon is one of the largest five star convention hotels in Gurgaon with the meeting and event facility to accommodate upto 3000 people. It is strategically located in the rapidly expanding corporate and residential hub of India off the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway 8. Located thirty minutes from the Indira Gandhi International Airport and fifteen minutes from Gurgaon city centre, the hotel is an ideal weekend getaway for Delhi NCR residents and offers a convenient stop over for tourists covering the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.


This tinsel town diva will now be your fashion inspiration!

Bollywood celebrities have always inspired people with their fashion quotient, and no wonder they are treated as style icons of our country. I remember those days when women use to flock to the local tailor, with the picture from a magazine of a bollywood actor, donning an outfit that they would exactly want in their wardrobe. Undoubtedly, fashion and bollywood in India goes hand in hand!

One such initiative to bring oodles of style to their customers has been taken by HomeShop18 as they gear up to launch the exclusive signature line by Bipasha Basu on January 25th 2017, at 1 PM on its shopping channel! Heavy, embroidered ethnic wear can be expensive and limited to its usability during the wedding and festive occasions only. These outfits can burn a big hole in a pocket but now there is a no reason to worry! The designer line which is inspired by Bipasha Basu’s elegant and sophisticated style will leave no stone unturned to give you a taste of her ethnic love through these ensembles. Using the valuable inputs by the actress, every outfit has been intricately designed to bring the best of style and trends to their fashion conscious customers! These outfits are economically priced at INR 1699 for one Lehenga and INR. 2999 for two Lehengas! It’s quite a deal, isn’t it?

On this collaboration, HomeShop18 says, “Consumers aspire to dress like Bollywood Celebrities but accessibility and affordability often prove to be a deterrent. With launch of Signtaure Line By Bipasha Basu, our customers get to dress like a Bollywood star and at a very affordable price. The designs have been lovingly crafted with her personal inputs to bring the style diva’s ethereal sense of dressing to our fashion savvy customers.”

On being very excited about this collaboration, Bipasha Basu, wants her signature line to reach every nook and corner of the country, just like her movies and there’s no platform better than HomeShop18 for this purpose “My fans and HomeShop18 customers can now dress like me by buying these beautiful Lehengas and Sarees and add a bit more to their exquisite Indian beauty,” said the actress.

This collaboration is definitely an exemplary of effortless fashion at an affordable price.

Signature Line By Bipasha Basu is only available at HomeShop18. Catch the exclusive launch on HomeShop18 TV Channel at 1 pm on 25th January 2017 or log on to or HS18 mobile apps to buy.

About HomeShop18

HomeShop18 is an integrated technology platform that enables sellers to showcase, demonstrate and market their products to customers across India. As a pioneer in this space, the company changed the way Indians shop by launching India’s first 24 hours Home Shopping television channel, HomeShop18 in 2008. In 2011, the company launched its website and in 2013 it launched its mobile site. This was followed by mobile apps on iOS, Android and Windows platforms.

Today, HomeShop18 reaches a strong, loyal customer base across all regions and territories of India. Through our integrated technology platform, sellers showcase an impressive portfolio of over 10+ million SKUs across multiple categories like digital, fashion & lifestyle, beauty products, jewellery, kitchen essentials, home furnishings, food and much more. The company through its delivery partners have a logistical reach of over 3000 locations across India.

HomeShop18 free to air TV channel is available at all cable operators & DTH players: Tata Sky-182, Dish TV- 118, Videocon- 114, Airtel- 122, Reliance- 219, DD Free Dish-45. For details on HomeShop18 shows and its offerings, customers can call 1800- 2580 -918 or visit or connect at or


Obeetee- The Confluence of Cultural Richness and Global Identity

Proud to be an Indian- A unique initiative by OBEETEE to take Indian designs to the world!
Our cultural heritage is so rich that we can draw inspiration from every nook and corner of India. The art, designs, and especially the craftsmanship in our country is not only diverse but also has years of history behind it. To carry forward the same thought process, OBEETEE has collaborated with one of the veteran designers of the country, Tarun Tahiliani, to bring a spectacular collection of hand knotted carpets.

So, what exactly is the initiative?
As per Rudra Chatterjee, Chairman of OBEETEE, over the last decade, India has become the largest manufacturer of carpets, surpassing the production by Iran, Turkey, Nepal, Pakistan, Morocco, and other areas, yet the designs have been a hybrid of India and other nations.

As far as the rug category is concerned, there was a little or no presence of Indian art in this domain. In fact, Indian art was perceived to be hiding in the shadows of Indo-China, Indo-Persian or Indo- Nepal for that matter. The intent was to break out of the shackles of colonization and create something uniquely Indian, said Angelique Dharma, Chief Marketing Officer of the OBEETEE.

The idea behind the initiative is to make sure that these rugs echo and reflect country’s diverse design sensibilities by creating an exhibition of modern carpets, as conceived by the sub continent’s most promising fashion designers!

Tarun Tahuliani for OBEETEE
The name synonymous with aesthetic reinvention, Tarun Tahiliani, will be designing the first compilation of these India-inspired rugs. The initiative also has brought on board, other illustrious designers like Raghavendra Rathore, Abraham &Thakore to conceptualise this project.

The skilled craftsmanship
The most skilled weavers, with decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of their crafts were carefully chosen for this task. Weaving of the Zari threads for the metallic lustre, incorporation of classic Indian motifs like kairi bootis and stylized floral patterns like rose and lotus have been used intricately to add significant details.

The design structures

The Antique Frames Collection which is based on the borders painted in the most elaborate refinement, on the periphery of Indian/Mughal paintings. The rich colours pallete celebrates lively tones like reds, burgundies and rusts.

The second segment – the Chikankari, glorifies the traditional art of Chikankari; and the blocks have the vines from the Persian gardens.

The third segment comprises of the canvases painted by the designer himself!

In short, these signed masterpieces would be nothing short of timeless treasures for its proud owners! I have had the glimpse of these intricately designed carpets at the event organised for the bloggers and the media at the Bikaner House, recently. I must say that every creation spoke volumes about the hard work that must have gone behind in creating those stunning pieces.