There's a new buzz in Chennai. Just 17 km from the domestic airport. In the heart of the commercial district of Chennai. It's ”Colonial Brilliance“ at its best. Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai is the city's only heritage hotel, built in 1854 as the Imperial Hotel, renamed Albany in 1886, and finally re-established as The Connemara in 1890. It was an Art Deco look that the Connemara sported when it ‘reopened’ in 1937. And the legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa added his touch to the tower block and linking pool in 1974. Today it is infused with the spirited style of Vivanta by Taj. A fresh new vibe that complements tradition. Drive in from the airport delighting in backseat surprises (we're not revealing here). You'll see how we mean business in a quiet efficient way from the moment you step in. Our lobby is a unique mix of chic and classic. This arrival zone sets the tone for guestrooms and banquet facilities that deliver the ultimate in urban relaxation. The rooms are some of the largest and most spacious in the city and are appointed with modern comforts. Get set to be delighted with small surprises from the moment you enter. Discover the most happening restaurants which create an enticing food corridor offering the best in world cuisine. Technology is woven through it all. Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai 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. Soak in the colonial charm. Experience the buzz.