The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata was built in 1841 as the “Auckland Hotel” and is the longest continuously operating luxury hotel in Asia with 165 years of operation until its renovation in 2006, according to the CRISIL Report. The architecture at this hotel is a combination of Victorian, Edwardian and contemporary styles. The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata is centrally located in close proximity to key commercial and business locations. It operates 215 rooms and suites and offers over 13,000 square feet of conference and banqueting space. The spa at this hotel is spread over 13,000 square feet and includes a salon. The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata operates two restaurants, namely, Alfresco and The Legacy Grill. The hotel also operates a tea lounge, a bakery and a bar.
In 2015, Rejuve - The Spa won the “best new spa (hotel)” at the GeoSpa AsiaSpa Awards. The hotel bar, Wilson’s, also won the “award for excellence” from The Telegraph Food Guide. In 2018, The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata received awards such as “Madhumita Mohanta chef of the year” award from Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2018, “the bakery best dessert destination of the city” award from The Telegraph Food Guide Awards 2018 and “the legacy grill best European in premium dining” award from The Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2018.
The Lalit has always been proud of its high hygiene standards of international norms. We have redefined our hygiene and cleaning protocols under our new program; "WE CARE", keeping in mind the guidelines laid down by health authorities.
As a redefined process and mandated by health authorities you are requested to submit a Self-Declaration form and inform your travel history along with the purpose of visit. Please find below the link of Self Declaration form. Also as per government advisory it is mandatory to have the Aarogya Setu App downloaded in your phone.
Thank you for your co-operation and we look forward to welcoming you at The Lalit – your home away from home.
Located in the main business & shopping district of Kolkata, The Lalit Great Eastern is 35 minutes drive from the international and domestic airport and 10 minutes drive from Howrah and Sealdah railway stations.
Amalgamation of Three Eras
The renovated property has three different wings resembling three different historic era, namely Victorian era (Heritage Block I), Edwardian era (Heritage Block II) and Contemporary era (New Block). Hence, the property has rooms for all kinds of guests.
Jewel of the East
From its early days as a thriving confectionery shop and meeting place for the East India Company's officers in the late 1830’s, this five-star hotel is a celebration of the iconic legacy of the Raj. Referred to as the “Jewel of the East” and the “Best Hotel East of the Suez” by esteemed guest Mark Twain, it has been one of the top hotels in Kolkata for nearly 165 years.
Stay of the legends
Rudyard Kipling, Mahatma Gandhi, Mark Twain, Ho Chi Minh, Nikita Khruschev, Nikolai Bulganin and Queen Elizabeth II are few who have experienced the hospitality at this iconic hotel.