White Palace, best-placed boutique hotel at commercial hub of Uttara
- Tanvir Shams16 Sep, 2019 | 386 Views|-+
Maksudur Rahman Raz
At the business hub of Uttara, lies the beautiful brand new four-star standard White Palace Hotel. This hotel located at a commercial place is only 10 minutes away from the airport.
Maksudur Rahman Raz, General Manager of White Palace Hotel says the hotel is at the best location in Uttara. "Most of the industries are in Savar EPZ and Gazipur. Guests of these industries who come from abroad usually prefer to stay in Uttara. Because the airport and the industries are both near from here. And our hotel is in the middle zone of both Gazipur and Savar roads."
White Palace Hotel has 64 rooms in three categories - Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Suite. Moreover, Super Deluxe is divided into two categories - Super Deluxe and Super Deluxe Twin.
The rates for the Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Super Deluxe Twin and Palace Suite are USD140++, USD160++, USD180++ and USD200++ respectively.
Another interesting feature of White Palace is that the guests can enjoy breathtaking views of both the city and the river Turag. The Super Deluxe rooms come with the city view while the others offer spectacular river view.
The hotel also features a 60 seated multi cuisine restaurant with a space of 1500 sqft named Palace Dine. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at this interactive food station. It remains open 24/7. The restaurant offers all day dining and an innovative seasonal menu including Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Szechuan and Bangladeshi cuisines.
For breakfast, the hotel offers a complimentary buffet of more than 45 items. On the other hand, for lunch and dinner, guests can choose from a delectable a la carte menu. However, for an order of minimum 20 persons, they provide buffet for lunch and dinner too at 900++-1500++.
They also have fresh house-made pastas, meat dishes, seafood, pastries, gelatos and a variety of European and Arabic desserts for the guests to indulge in.
White Palace Hotel has the biggest banquet hall in Uttara. Named Palace Convention, the huge banquet hall has 2600 sqft of space and can accommodate 300+ persons at a time for any kind of upscale celebration and conference. This grand hall has a built-in stage with banner backboard and a green room. Its vaulted ceiling also allows great acoustics and makes the venue ideal for cultural events too.
Guests can also enjoy state-of-the-art complimentary gym facilities.
As icing on the cake, the hotel also features a world class spa center. It is a Chinese spa center which provides therapy treatments too. Different oil massages for men and women are available. It also offers face deep cleaning, foot and body massage. For therapy, their ancient cupping technique comes very handy. Guests staying at the hotel can avail a discount of 20 per cent at the spa.
There is a business center in the hotel perfect for catering to corporate clients. The General Manager informs that mostly business travellers find the hotel suitable for them. The hotel's features and geographical location play a vital role in this regard.
However, the management is also planning to make the hotel an exquisite hub for leisure. Thus, they have already started preparations to make the rooftop strikingly picturesque with a swimming pool and BBQ restaurant. They are also going to open a bar at the premise soon.
Also, to make the place even grander, the management is making a beautiful green garden at the front of the hotel. To make the guests' arrival more convenient, a new road solely dedicated to enter and exit the hotel is being constructed.
Above all, the main focus of the White Palace Hotel is its service and guest's satisfaction. "Top-notch service for guests is the utmost priority. Only then the foreign guests will become repeat customers. Also, great hospitality will bring more and more inbound tourist arrivals, which will eventually generate more growth in the hospitality industry," said Maksudur Rahman Raz, General Manager, White Palace Hotel.
Maksudur has a wide range of sales experience working in reputed hotels such as Dhaka Sheraton (now InterContinental), The Westin Dhaka, Seagull Hotel, Dhaka Regency etc.
Then he worked as the General Manager of Seashell Group and Comfort Inn (now Monsoon Inn) before joining White Palace Hotel as the General Manager.