A legend of yore finds a new address. Are you ready to discover?
Bengaluru, 23rd February 2023: A timeless legacy from the land of Kyoto unfolds. Preserved through the ages by a keeper of secrets and a legend herself, Zia now has a new home. Travelling through time, Zia is bringing her mystery to a secret hideaway – ZLB 23 at The Leela Palace Bengaluru with an exclusive and unparalleled experience, waiting to be discovered.
Standing as its protector for ages, her tale drives the story of ZLB 23 and is key to understanding this space. The hideout’s surreal decor and theatrical concoctions evoke an absinthe dream. With its hidden entrance, vintage décor and speakeasy style, ZLB 23 transports guests back in time to the era of Prohibition. This urbane space reveals an atmosphere of transcendental glamour where gatherings are held over remarkable dining, prohibition cocktails and magnetic music.
The small vault area unfolds onto the main space through heavy velvet curtains, giving a glimpse of glamour through dark hardwood floors, intricately laced with florals, crystal chandeliers and brass work. The large mirrors on the walls create reflections of space, adding to the element of mystery. What stands out effortlessly is the Sabyasachi charm.
Much of the upholstery and fabrics which enliven the space are from the stunning fabrics range of Sabyasachi for Nilaya by Asian Paints. The Barn Red velvet drape at the entrance that spices up the mood is from the Bakshi collection of PURE-Royale by Asian Paints. An extension of its décor offerings that go beyond walls to invigorate the space in between, the collection draws from designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s travels over the past two decades. The exceptional heavy motif velvets mixed with solids, leather and chesterfield style furniture reflect this grand aesthetic taken from time.
The place offers fabled food, curated to reveal the lost recipes from the East. You’ll find that the ingredients, measurements, and methods unite to tell a flavourful narrative buried in time. The skilled mixologists have crafted a menu of prohibition cocktails, each with its own unique flavour and story. These might sound classic but are futuristic in taste, look and sense such as the Paleman, inspired by the well-known Halloween monster, or Kyoto Sunrise which pays homage to the Land of the Rising Sun. And for those who want a taste of the good life, the menu also features a selection of rare and premium spirits.
The last of the order but standing taller still is magnetic music, relaying a firm promise of original and curated music, making it a noteworthy destination for events that you would not want to miss.
Standing as the protector of this timeless utopia, Zia keeps the game going and changes the rules every week. Come meet her and let the fun begin…. only if you can find her!
Reach out to Zia at +91 9632060433 and she may make you privy to this secret location nestled in the majestic surroundings of The Leela Palace Bengaluru.
About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
Headquartered in Mumbai, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned by a Brookfield Asset Management-sponsored private real estate fund and operates eleven award-winning properties in major cities and leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship hotel in the capital city of New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Gurugram, East Delhi, Mumbai, Gandhinagar and now Kovalam. The Leela celebrates each hotel through its unique location, art, culture and cuisine with thoughtful services, celebratory rituals, and immersive experiences. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts was voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand twice in a row by Travel + Leisure, USA, World’s Best Awards Survey, 2020 and 2021. The brand is well poised to embrace the next phase in its growth trajectory with upcoming projects which includes a leisure resort in Ashtamudi in Kerala. An epitome of true Indian luxury hospitality, The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The brand has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance.
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