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Home away from home

  • Published at 07:03 pm February 23rd, 2017
Home away from home
The hotel is operated on international standards in all aspects and is therefore a trusted name in the hospitality industry. They have been hosting renowned people, and leading companies like Chevron, the American Embassy, JICA, WHO, ADB, and many more, because of their uniqueness and fair rent. Ideally situated in a quiet and safe area of Gulshan 2, on the shore of the Banani Lake, which is most helpful for travellers, especially foreigners, Lakeshore is a blend of extravagance, inspiring cordiality, and splendid administration. This boutique hotel is one of the best in Dhaka, for both business and recreation vacationers. Lake Shore (27)12346546

ROOMS

To accommodate their guests, Lakeshore has 60 luxurious and spacious rooms spread over 5 floors, providing a warm and pleasant home away from home. Each of the suites at the boutique hotel, along with the fully equipped gymnasium have been carefully designed with perfection to create the sort of aura, that reflects both comfort and aesthetics. The suites are exceptionally capacious, with enormous windows and natural light radiating into the rooms. Each room provides guests with a TV, air conditioning, and a mini bar. The décor is chic and tasteful, allowing Lakeshore to compete with hotel properties on an international level. The Penthouse Suites, which can only be found at the Lakeshore Hotel and Apartments in the city, come with their own private garden terraces, a range of exclusive services, and even a private kitchen.

SECURITY

After the terrorist incident which shook Dhaka on July 1, 2016, at the Holey Artisan Bakery, Lakeshore did not waste any time in securing their perimetre, so that their guests, most of which are foreigners, feel safe and secured. The security surveillance features at Lakeshore include 24-hour security patrol with commandos, armed guards and police surveillance, CCTV surveillance, wireless communication, archway and luggage scanners, body scanning, and car searches. Lakeshore has also installed fire and safety alarm and monitoring systems, sprinklers and smoke detectors, and panic alarms in strategic locations (incorporated with Amari, which is located right beside Lakeshore). Moreover, their advanced security features include integrated surveillance system, biometric access control systems, and sophisticated asset protection tools. The 18ft high wall, which surrounds the property, provides complete security to its guests, 24 hours a day. The security of the hotel is coordinated by former commando trainers in the Bangladesh military. The security team is led by former Army personnels, along with their dog squad, making this boutique hotel a highly safe zone for accommodation to foreigners. Lake Shore (19)12345846

EMPLOYEES AND SERVICES

There are 165 employees working for Lakeshore every single day. Employee satisfaction is an important factor in Lakeshore, and all their attention is devoted to maintaining the well being of their guests. Lakeshore's kitchen team excels in it's their culinary skills, and comprises of highly trained chefs who have gathered experience from all over the world. The kitchen team includes an executive chef, sous chef, pastry chef, and the cold kitchen chef. The chefs have been working continuously for many years, allowing them to provide the best tastes of a variety cuisines to their guests. Moreover, the overall housekeeping service is headed by managers, who worked at the best hotels in Europe. The front desk team is intensely helpful as well. In addition to that, their indoor and outdoor services include childcare, laundry, express check in and check out, medical services, currency exchange, and secretarial services.

RESTAURANT

The Golden Goose restaurant of Lakeshore Hotel is renowned for its culinary offers, particularly related to the continental, Filipino and local cuisines. The restaurant is decorated stunningly, and is open 24 hours a day. Visitors and customers can choose between succulent buffets for lunch and supper, as well as an amazing assortment of dishes in their menu. Parts of the restaurant can also be reserved for private gatherings or work lunches or dinners. Under the guidance of their executive chef, the kitchen team of Lakeshore strives to satisfy the desires of their guests in the most ideal way possible. One of the highlights of the Golden Goose restaurant is the breakfast buffet, which offers all that one could seek for a splendid start to the day. The buffet is available to their hotel guests, as well as for the general public.

BANQUET HALLS AND EVENTS

Lakeshore Hotel and Apartments is well known for a high level of event management. They take care of all the requirements of the event organisers, and their banquet specialists accompany them through the whole process. They mainly host conferences and seminars, exhibitions, cocktails, weddings, engagements parties, corporate dinner parties, and social gatherings. They have three different banquet halls with different capacities, and one board meeting room. They are – La-vita banquet hall, Ikebana banquet hall, Shamadhan banquet hall, and Alap meeting room. All their conference rooms and banquet halls are fully equipped with a podium, catering, open bar, and free wi-fi. Furthermore, in order to celebrate national and international occasions, Lakeshore Hotel and Apartments offers special gifts for its guests. The food menu at the restaurant is set according to the occasion, be it Pahela Falgun, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Eid, or Ekushey February.

FUTURE PLANS

Lakeshore Hotel and Apartments is planning to introduce a new brand in the future, which is situated in Uttara, and is still under construction. Photos: Syed Zakir Hossain