The Grand Imperial - Heritage Hotel
A Grand Imperial Colonial Heritage, established in 1904, offer journey with a History over century and remarkably endearing hospitality.The Grand Imperial is a stately survivor of the golden age - a time when steam ruled the waves & the rails, empires flourished and when the rich, the famous and the titled used it as their stage. Its sweeping driveway and the grand façade give an inkling of its star-studded past. Its architecture is the most glorious illustration of old-world European charm with its colonial impressions.
A stay at The Grand Imperial Hotel is ethereal and unmatched - an experience historically and culturally enriching! Every corner in the hotel has a story to tell, whether it's unraveling the majestic royals of the princely states, with its pre-independence coronation, or the ruling times of the British Raj.
Every moment brings you a step closer to nature, with sparkling surroundings of calmness, serenity and tranquility. The Creamish-peal façade of the building complements the lush jade-like greenery, while birds chirp sweet songs. While walking the hotel with pleasing hospitality all around, a feeling of home-away-from-home takes over. Accommodation and elegant restaurants retain the old-world charm, serviced with world-class amenities besides warmth and geniality.
Agra is an old city and it is said that its name was derived from Agrabana. A forest that finds mention in the epic Mahabharata. In more recent times Agra came into prominence when Sikandar Lodi made it his capital city in 1501. The Lodi rule was to end very soon and Agra passed into the possession of the Mughals. It was during the time of the third emperor Akbar, that Agra came into its own. He embarked on the construction of the massive Agra Fort in 1565.
Though Akbar was diverted into building a new capital at Fatehpur Sikri not far away, Agra continued to retain its importance and Shah Jehan, Akbar's grandson ornamented the city with that masterpiece of mughal architecture - the Taj Mahal and built several other beautiful buildings within the Agra Fort.