The Spring, South’s filmy boutique hotel opens

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The promoters of ‘Namma Veedu’ Vasanta Bhavan, a Chennai-based restaurant chain, have launched a 50-room boutique hotel that marries two of Chennai’s favourite pastimes, movies and dining out.

The glamorous hotel has a pub named ‘Star Rock’ a restaurant, a 24-hour coffee shop and banquet halls that cater to MICE during the day and club goers in the evening. The inaugural tariff is Rs6,000.

This is to be the first of a chain of hotels the promoters are planning in Chennai and international locations through franchisees according to Anand Krishnan, director and promoter of The Spring.

The next project is to come up on the 100 ft road on a one acre property. Scheduled for 2011, it will have 150 rooms and is being built at a a cost of Rs50 crore.

Vasant Bhavan is also looking at Australia and Germany where properties would be developed through franchisees.

At the hotel, the movie theme can be seen in the restaurant which has two screens that will feature three movies a day, and the coffee shop has the ‘Rajini theme’, highlighting the local superstar’s movies. The banquet hall sports the art works of the popular ‘Thotta’ Tharani, a leading art director and an artist of significant repute.

‘Namma Veedu’ Vasanta Bhavan operates its franchise in China, Sri Lanka and the US.

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