I found work-life balance in one building in Bengaluru which has a hotel, gym, workplace and a shopping mall

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Between hotels nestled in the middle of the business district that houses global IT conglomerates in Bengaluru, there is a building that promises a life that is encompassing for the modern urban working traveller.


I landed in Bengaluru on an early morning for a work trip and headed to the Whitefield area that houses millions of square feet of office space belonging primarily to the IT and subsidiary industries.


Inspired by John Hamilton's Waverly Inn which from 1882, I checked in The Waverly Hotel & Residences promises a life of comfort and luxury for the business travellers visiting Whitefield like me who want to do it all, but with convenience.
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Lobby at the Waverly Residences

Lobby at the Waverly Residences

I landed in Bengaluru on an early morning for a work trip and headed to the hotel that seems to have it all. Inspired by John Hamilton’s Waverly Inn which from 1882, the hotel imbibes a ‘colonial meets contemporary’ outlook in its architecture, design and style.

The new hotel has 54 key rooms and suites done in contemporary British style, providing uninterrupted views of the Whitefield skyline, along with premium amenities and elegantly designed interiors.

Addressing the skyline

Addressing the skyline

The Waverly Hotel has residences for the people who want to stay longer and want the convenience of all the home facilities. I checked in a hotel room with a washing machine and a kitchenette which looked straight out of a magazine.

The luxurious room also had a balcony coupled with a great view so I felt at home, instantly.

Fitting in the Tribe

Fitting in the Tribe

Post breakfast, I visited The Tribe which is a full service crossfit gym offering group classes. The gym is run by the startup Cult.Fit and I fit in a hour long session of martial arts.

The Hive

The Hive

Next, I arranged to hold my work meetings in the Hive which is a co-working space adjacent to the hotel. Residents of the Waverly can request to book the co-working space to work and hold meetings and save the commute time.

Meeting by the pool

Meeting by the pool

The hotel also boasts of a heated open-air rooftop pool and bar so I headed there in the evening for another meeting. I also enjoyed tea and snacks by the poolside.

Lounging on the Sky Deck

Lounging on the Sky Deck

As this luxury boutique hotel in Bangalore is located within the VR Bengaluru shopping mall complex, it was easy for me to call it a day and head for bar-hopping within the mall.

The mall also has a PVR and IMAX so my day ended with some entertainment before I walked back into the hotel which is 100 meters away.

Housing it all

Housing it all

An entire day at the Waverly Residences proved to be productive, entertaining, healthy and convenient at the same time. For business travellers who are looking for a spot to unwind while working and having fun, this is the perfect place to balance it out.

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