A week before my birthday I get a phone call from Express Inn Hotel Nashik, a premium partner of Preferred Hotels. They wanted me to review their grandeur hotel property. This happened right when I was planning my 26th birthday apparently.Celebrating my birthday in the land of vineyards sounded exciting ! I gave in to the offer and said a yes! Nashik is around 4 hour get away from my home in Mumbai, India. To start my day early my pick up arrived at 5 am early morning. This birthday was incredibly special to me. Thanks to my getaway into the land of vineyards – Nashik. My staycation was exactly how I preferred it to be. I checked in to Express Inn hotel – A group of Preferred Hotels which nestled ravishingly at Mumbai – Agra Highway.
Who doesn’t love luxury, comfort and taking days off to pamper, relish and revive. Smitten to witness the magnanimous hospitality of the hotel I was thrilled to celebrate 3 days of my staycation there. Luckily I was just in time for my breakfast. It was indeed a lovely spread of breakfast buffet of multi-cuisine food palette. My favorite kind of breakfast is English breakfast. I had some really delicious pancakes and hash browns of all times. I had a huge itinerary of experiences lined up for next 3 days. This wasn’t just going to be a hotel stay but an extra ordinary experience of luxury and comfort. The hotel staff was waiting for my arrival. I was overwhelmed with the warm welcome by the entire team.
PRESIDENTIAL SUITE – I welcome you into my mini bachelor-pad I had for my birthday. I checked into my Presidential Suite – a lavish 1800 sq. ft. apartment at Express Inn. The grandeur interiors give you an epitome of excellence and magnificence. Designed in European style planning, architecture and stylistic layout along with all it’s splendour and beauty make it the best in it’s class. The luxurious suite brags a roomy parlor with a plasma TV, a lounge area, a rich room, washrooms with a Jacuzzi, steam and different enhancements, a huge dressing zone with full-length mirrors and a personal GYM to keep fit on the go. Its a perfect amalgamation of richness tuned into your comfort. The extra ordinary setting takes you into Victorian mood. The rich suite gives an extraordinary setting to business and pleasure, with enthralling perspectives
Adding to the highness are it’s antique feel furniture, unique works of art, fine ground surface, wooden carvings, this open to living area incorporates a feasting space, a bar and an attached secretarial room also. Additionally, you can also avail the advantages of the various facilities at Express Inn.
Waking up in this stunning bachelor pad next day was like an absolute dream. It was my 26th birthday. There were so many stunning things planned for today. And the hotel hospitality was already spoiling me. The hotel team greeted me generously with a hand made cake. I was really really touched by the humble hospitality.
Hotel boasts a stunning club resto bar that ser tempting drinks to lighten your mood and tune into the music. From cocktails to hard drinks to classic wines the bar menu has wide collectibles from all around the world. Don’t forget to order some side orders as the starters are really scrumptious and a must try.
CLUB X – Hotel boasts high energy fitness hub with world class amenities while you are travelling. The interiors and the ambiance have been aesthetically designed and furnished with the most advanced gym equipment for body building and cardio exercises with its best gym equipment – CYBEX. The fitness club overlooks the garden and pool area giving a vast breathe of fresh area. It’s quite a motivation you need while you are on a binge.
O2 SPA – A staycation isn’t complete unless you relax and relish into the moment of calm. We badly need such breaks to heal our senses. Along with the gym Club X, the fitness hub also includes a salon and Spa called ‘O2’ offering skin, hair and body treatments for both men and women. It was such a rejuvenating experience. I personally went for aromatheraphy massage. They also offer with services like cleansing, purifying, stress-relieving and refreshing massages and facials with some world-class branded products.
Whats a vacation without a pool dip! My summers were quite splendid with uber awesome pool dips and refreshing jacuzzi at the hotel. For a lavish comfortable visit to Nashik, Express Inn stands out to be an epitome in the matters of hospitality and comfort.
Nashik In and Around:
My second day was about going in and around Nashik City. Also called as holy city I visited Sai Baba Temple to seek blessing. 1 hour drive from Express Inn it was a spectacular drive. If you are in Nashik, you need to visit Shirdi to seek positivity in life. I was back to my hotel in the evening. I decided to enjoy the dinner buffet at my hotel which exceeded five- star dining experince. Next morning I wanted to witness the vineyards of Nashik. I started by late afternoon as the best time to visit vineyards is sunset as the sun mellows down and the smell of grapes takes over. Among the beautiful tropical fields, the leaves the grape vines drenched in droplets of fresh rains fused mystical aroma in the nature to unravel and relish. We all need getaways of this kind. I had my evening snacks overlooking the vineyards with tasted world’s most special wine.
EVA FLOOR – This hotel also has a special floor for the safety of single women traveller. They have an only women zone that gives ultimate security and right environment to ensure that a warm welcome for solo women traveller. It ensures complete privacy to this segment of our single lady traveller but also the desired security and much deserved comfort.
FRESIA LOUNGE: If you are staying in one of the premium floors of presidential and chairman suites do not miss visiting Fresia Lounge. I really loved this premium chilling zone where you can order drinks, read a book, and have endless conversation with fellow travelers.
Overall, my experiential stay at Express Inn was all about taking back good memories. It was quite a thrilling experience. If you are looking for adventure, comfort and luxury head to – this five star luxury hotel – Express Inn. From hosting business conferences, events to concerts to wedding receptions, the vast hotel has huge business boardrooms and banquet halls to accommodate all your needs. From business to pleasure Express Inn covers everything in ultimate luxury.
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Photography: Sushant Sawant | Story: Swati Sharma