Clarion Hotel Chennai
#25 Dr. Radhakirshnan Salai, M
Phone: (91) 44 2847 2211
Fax: (91) 44 2847 1166
If there's a place that you should go to feel good, this is it. Located on the ground level of the Taj Club House, The Deli is a gourmet deli. As natural light pours in, the venue is a great place for a breakfast-stop or loading-up on delicious gourmet munchies. Call ahead.
Spencer's Plaza is touted to be one of the largest malls in Asia and definitely the biggest in Chennai. Established in 1863, although this gigantic commercial structure houses modern shops, the mall has remained conservative about its interiors, which are replete with Gothic arches and pillars from the British Raj. Shopping here promises to be a slightly surreal combination of Old Meets New. This first ever departmental store of India has three phases, and the glass roof of the third phase is matchless to say the least! London Stores Kids Clothing, Floura Shoes, the Nokia Showroom, Sukra Jewels, Elahi Leather, Hindustan Handicrafts and easily over 500 shops, are comfortably nestled within this shopping extravaganza. You may require almost a whole day to explore this vintage landmark of Chennai.
Opened in 1997 by the dashing Hemu Ramaiah, Landmark boasts 5 outlets in Chennai, and this one at the Apex Plaza is often visited thanks to its super location within the mall. One can pick up DVDs, CDs, games, educational toys, soft toys, fiction, non-fiction, magazines and imported periodicals here. The staff are rather well-versed and knowledgeable which helps while looking for something specific. Check website for more information.
Esprit has taken over Chennai's brand conscious buyers by storm, since it was launched here. The spacious and plush showroom in Khader Nawaz Khan Road in Nungambakkam has offers a wide variety of chic fashion and accessories for the taking. The apparel range includes stunning choices for men, women and kids in a variety of textures and colors. Also available at Esprit is an array of cosmetics and beauty care products.
The superbly designed YAFA Towers building houses the Canadian consulate in Chennai, and by sheer virtue of this, the building has become a popular landmark in this silent locality. With a few classy restaurants and some contemporary art galleries nearby, YAFA Towers attracts fashionably urbane shoppers. The stores within YAFA, include an exclusive showroom of the popular sports brand 'Sports-Locker'.
One of the premium multinational textile brands, Tommy Hilfiger has its share of die hard customers in India. This outlet in Khader Nawaz Khan Road in Chennai stores a handsome collection of premium apparel for different age groups, ranging from sportswear, denim wear and casual wear for men and women. The price tags may not be appeal to the average Indian, yet Tommy has still found favor with brand conscious high-end customers. Visit this store to know the latest in the global fashion scene.
This premium apparels brand needs no introduction to the brand conscious urban Indian. United Colors of Benetton has quite a few outlets in Chennai. The one in Khader Nawaz Khan road is popular with a spacious showroom in a peaceful location. Their range includes apparel for men, women and kids, and they sell accessories too. Top notch quality standards is a major reason why the otherwise frugal Indian buyer, willingly splurges just to own Benetton sweater.
Part of the popular Indian chain, this Globus store in Chennai has the privilege of being its 2nd store to be opened in India. This store has redefined the concept of the retail experience in India's major towns and cities. Setting inimitable standards, expect to find a great collection of mens wear, womens wear, shoes, accessories and more. Check website for details.
Although a mid size shopping mall, the Alsa Mall in Egmore is preferred by discerning locals who enjoy shopping within this conveniently located spacious enclave. With an array of shops catering to every possible need, this place is a fine shopping destination in Chennai. Resident stores include Hot Breads, Cafe Coffee Day, Shoe Shack, Indigo Nation and many more. Located near the Government museum, the Alsa Mall provides also excellent parking facilities to its patrons.
The first thing that strikes anyone entering Right Florist is the playful riot of color that besieges them. Do not be deceived by the name; this fabulous store is a one-stop-shop for not just flowers but a host of party items like gift souvenirs, soft toys, well-designed glassware and hampers which can be filled with cute and thoughtful goodies of your choice. With a wide collection of pretty bouquets on offer, this establishment also sells customized mouth watering cakes and rich dark chocolates. One can refer to their convenient picture album to decide the design of the bouquet or the cake you select. Be it a birthday, anniversary, Valentine's day or any random occasion, the 24 hour servicing Right Florist always remains the right choice.
Located very close to the Government Museum and Mayor Radhakrishnan stadium, the popular Prince Plaza shopping mall in Chennai houses an awesome range of shops within it. Nestled comfortably in a busy street opposite Government Hospital, a fleet of stores selling clothes to furniture can be found here. Travel agencies, a music school and a multi cuisine restaurant have found themselves a home here too.
Perfectly located within the commercial neighborhood of T-Nagar, Pondy Bazaar is a shopping street selling all kinds of commodities ranging from clothes, shoes, bags, jewelery, household items and other unusual bric-a-brac. Reputed local brands like Globus, Raymond, Rathna Stores and Food Bazaar, as well as internationally famous clothing stores like Nike, Reebok, Levi's Strauss & Co. can be found within the confines of Pondy Bazaar. After a hard days shopping, Hotel Saravana Bhavan, Ratna Cafe and Adyar Ananda Bhavan are a few of the fine local eateries, where you can regale yourself.