Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces VIVANTA BY TAJ - A FRESH SURPRISE. Explore the space that's right in the heart of Pune's business and entertainment areas. Just 5 km from the airport and 2 km from the nearest railway station. Drive in the Vivanta by Taj car delighting in backseat surprises (we're not revealing here). On arrival check out the soaring glass, fan shaped entry canopy cantilevered 25 feet above a sparkling new water feature. You'll see how we mean business in a quiet efficient way from the moment you step in. The new and expanded lobby features a dramatic atrium space with a full height glass wall opening to the exterior, a new lobby bar and a lounge with French doors framing views to a new elevated poolside al fresco terrace. A sweeping grand staircase and the two storey glass curtain wall offers views to the pool and adds a sculptural element to the lobby while flooding the new interiors with natural light. This arrival zone sets the tone for guestrooms and banquet facilities that deliver the ultimate in urban relaxation. Get set to be delighted with small surprises from the moment you enter. Discover the most happening restaurants which open to the lobby or the pool to create an enticing food zone offering the best in world cuisine. Technology is woven through it all. Vivanta by Taj - Blue Diamond has all the entertainment and connectivity options today's traveller requires. Become a part of our world. Feel the pulse of an international business and conferencing destination. Experience the buzz. RETREAT Modern architecture marks cosmopolitan rooms. Relax in leisure where the today meets tomorrow. And business meets pleasure. MOTIFS Each Vivanta hotel and resort offers unique Vivanta motifs. These are curated "must on your list" experiences that represent an imaginative take on the destination and its culture. These are "must dos" and "must sees" presented with the Vivanta signature of hospitality. Unveil the motifs at Vivanta by Taj - Blue Diamond, Pune HOTEL ADDRESS 11, Koregaon Road Pune Maharashtra - 411 001 India ABOUT PUNE Fondly known as 'the Oxford of the East', Pune offers the visitor an enchanting mix of history, culture, cuisine and attitude. People from around the world flock here to study at the University or seek a life of spiritual bliss at the Osho Commune. Once, the capital of the proud Peshwas of Maharashtra, Pune today is a bustling, cosmopolitan city dotted with tree-lined avenues, gardens, stately buildings and commercial areas. It is also one of the few cities that still retains much of its small-town charm by day, and exudes a big-city vibrancy after dusk. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is a global chain of hotels and resorts. A part of the Tata Group, one of India's largest business conglomerates, Taj Hotels Resort and Palaces own and operate 76 hotels, 7 palaces, serviced apartments,6 private islands and 12 resorts and spas, spanning 52 destinations in 12 countries across 5 continents and employ over 13000 people.Besides India, Taj Hotels Resort and Palaces are located in the United States of America, England, Africa, the UAE, Maldives, Malaysia, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Australia. Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata, founder of the Tata Group, opened the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, the first Taj property, on December 16, 1903. He was inspired to open the grand luxury hotel after an incident(lol) involving racial discrimination at the Watson's Hotel in Mumbai, where he was refused entry as the hotel  did not permit Indians. Hotels which accepted only European guests were common across British India. Jamsetji Tata traveled to London, Paris, Berlin and Düsseldorf to get the best materials and pieces of art, furniture and interior artifacts for his hotel. Due to its prime location, traditional architecture and massive size, this hotel soon gained the supposed status of the "most iconic" hotel in India.