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My Fortune Chennai

Cathedral Road, Chennai, TN 600086, India Access

My Fortune Chennai

Chennai; once known as Madras; has been welcoming travelers for over 2000 years. Located close to the original port which Roman traders called Mylapore is the WelcomHotel Chennai. The hotel provides you the convenience and comfort of home with warm and efficient service.
WelcomHotel Chennai is central to just about everything - just 15 kilometers from the international airport; five kilometers from the railway station and a short 15-minute drive to T. Nagar and Anna Salai - the most popular shopping and commercial district.
This 5 star deluxe hotel in Chennai offers visitors 90 spacious guest rooms; choice of best local and international cuisine and quiet spaces for meetings as well as family get-togethers.
Experience our warmth and great service. Welcome to the WelcomHotel Chennai. The hotel offers 90 spacious; well-appointed and beautifully furnished guest rooms comprising of 48 Fortune Club Exclusive Rooms; 26 Fortune Club Rooms and 16 Standard Rooms. Each room has been meticulously designed; with a careful blend of contemporary and traditional elements to provide elegant and premium accommodation for the guests. All rooms offer wireless internet; direct dialing facility; satellite LCD; in-room safe; iron/ ironing board; mini bar; weighing machine and tea/ coffee maker.

First class full service business hotel. My Fortune in Chennai is central to just about everything - just 15 kilometers from the international airport; five kilometers from the railway station and a short 15minute drive to T. Nagar and Anna Salai - the most popular shopping and commercial district

Hotel

  • Internet
    High speed Internet
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    FREE parking
  • Indoor parking
  • Transportation - local area
  • Transportation - local office
  • Valet parking
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Airline desk
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Car rental
  • Check-in kiosk
  • Concierge desk
  • Early check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Late check-out available
  • Storage space
  • Technical concierge
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Work away
    Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax service
  • Photocopy center
  • Secretarial service
  • Translation services
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms
  • Interior corridors
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Hotel service
    24-hour security
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Dry cleaning
  • FREE shoeshine
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Housekeeping daily
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Onsite laundry
  • Public address system
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Outlets
    Hairdresser/Barber
  • Travelling with others
    Babysitting service
  • Children welcome
  • Family plan
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible rooms
  • Elevators
  • Events
    Catering services
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting rooms

Recreation

  • Pool
    Indoor/outdoor connecting pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Wellness
    Health club
  • Massage services
  • Sauna
  • Fitness
    Weightlifting
  • Games / movies
    DVD/video rental

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    FREE buffet breakfast
  • Special attention
    Lobby coffee service
  • Services
    24-hour room service
  • Room service
  • Outlets type
    Coffee shop
  • Lounges/Bars
  • Restaurant

Breakfast

  • FREE buffet breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 12:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
48 hours prior to check in to avoid penalty. Exceptions may apply- please see rate rules.

Travel with others

Children policy
Ages 12 years and lower are considered children; Family-style rooms with connecting doors available and Special Menu Available for children

Payment type

   

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 90
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 1884 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 300

Parking

  • Accessible parking
  • FREE parking
  • Indoor parking
  • Valet parking

Amenities

  • Video conferencing

Environment

Property's Green Action

Certifications

ITC Hotels Responsible Luxury

ITC Hotels is the only company in the world of its size, to achieve the environmental distinction of being water, carbon and solid waste recycling positive. ITC Hotels have become renowned for delivering a luxury yet sustainable experience for its guests at its properties throughout India'. The group's commitment to "Responsible Luxury" sets a benchmark for the industry as the first premium chain to achieve the prestigious LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum rating for all its luxury hotels.

Their initiatives include:
- More than 50% of the total electrical energy demand at ITC hotels is met through renewable sources
- A significant amount of food & beverage used and served at ITC Hotels is procured locally
- ITC Hotels treat and recycle enough water to irrigate 65,000 trees annually
- ITC Hotels annually offset carbon emission equivalent to carbon footprints created by flying across the globe almost 1200 times
- The energy produced through wind farms at ITC Hotels is enough to light up the Delhi-Mumbai Highway for one year
- ITC Hotels treat and recycle enough water to irrigate 65000 trees which aids in sequestering approximately 13000 tonnes of CO2
- The hot water generated at ITC Hotels through the use of solar energy would be sufficient to address the average hot water consumption of 6000 household / families
- ITC Hotels support local livelihoods by ensuring that they source more than 40% of their edible ingredients within 100 miles of their hotels in the region. In the process they minimise their carbon footprint while retaining the freshness of the ingredients in their menu
- ITC Hotels endorse socially and environmentally responsible forestry by ensuring that more than 50% of the paper, stationery and wood is either FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, sourced locally or recycled.
- ITC Grand Chola is the World's largest LEED Platinum certified green hotel
- ITC Gardenia, ITC Windsor, ITC Maratha and ITC Grand Chola are powered 100% by renewable energy
- ITC Sonar is the only Hotel in the World to have earned carbon credits
- Five of the hotels operate on wind energy; the largest self owned wind farms (29.5 MW) by any hotel chain in the world, for captive consumption - ITC Gardenia included
- LEED platinum rated
- Shrinks guest's carbon footprint by over 60% when they chose to stay there
- Wind cooled lobby
- Vertical gardens
- ITC Gardenia uses frontier green technologies in its systems like water recycling, energy and waste management, along with eco friendly materials in its architecture and décor
- This commitment to greener practices also extends to the services that they offer. From green banquets to green conferencing
- The wood used in the hotel has been out-sourced from The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Which means that all the wood received from them is certified not to be from natural forests, but from special forests grown for this purpose. Also 74% of the wood including the flooring is made out of engineered wood using wood dust. These have been made into cedar-finished ply
- Extensive use of CO2 sensors are in place for better management of IAQ and ventilation
- In the Sewage and Sullage Treatment Plants, there are separate treatments for Black and Grey water and with UV, there is a reduction in maintenance cost
- The hotel has double insulated windows to ensure temperature control at the least cost
- Natural light has been used as much as possible
- Solar Energy has been used for outdoor lighting, steam generation and the hot water system
- Rainwater harvesting systems are in place
- Water efficient fittings are operated in guest rooms and public areas
- ITC Gardenia has been conducting ongoing awareness programs for local school children on Responsible Luxury along with the guided hotel tour

Most helpful reviews 9 19 reviews

P.V Ravindran
1 year ago – Google

9

We had a business meeting with buffet dinner. Great ambience and excellent food. Service was luxury class. Starters, soup and drinks were served at the table. Good spread of salads and desserts. Recommended.

Godwin Anand
1 year ago – Google

9

Be it a family, business or couple. Welcomhotel has everything to offer! Cleanliness, comfortable and humble staff is what you look for and that’s what you get in return. Had a wonderful experience.

Pro: Room had a bath tub
Con: There are two dine ins and they are pretty expensive . For cheaper meals step out there are amazing options nearby.

Nikhil Chaudhary Chaudhary
1 year ago – Google

8

The good part - the way they dealt with a problem. The thermostat in my room wasn't working when I checked in and they didn't have another room that night. As my stay was for 3 consecutive nights, they sincerely apologised for the problem and the next day upgraded me to a suite which was a nice gesture on their part. Staff was courteous and professional and were always helpful.

Now for the areas where improvement is required - The building requires maintenance and while it wasn't a functional issue yet, you can feel that some areas are a bit worn out. Also, the food menu could have been extended in order to include more western dishes. Also, the swimming pool is a bit small but that's just me. Again, none of these is a deal breaker at the price point but it just takes away something from the overall experience.

Overall, well motivated and courteous staff, good rooms and fine food. A proper 4 star having potential to be much more.

S M SHAFI KAMAL
1 year ago – Google

7

Everything was good..
I booked one room for two adults two children.. but they improved our booking and provide us family room with good living room. Thanks for good co operation.

Kishin Wadhwani
1 year ago – Google

9

Excellent service. Clean and well maintained since the hotel has been revamped. Quiet so a good place to host meetings

Sendil R
3 years ago – Google

8

This is the old chola hotel. The hotel has all the good amenities which we will be able to find in all the star hotels. The rooms are maintained neatly and the service is good. The lobby and the pathway to our rooms looks old, except for that everything looks good. The complimentary breakfast was really good and the buffet spread was wide. Overall the experience was good.

raja guru
3 years ago – Google

10

It was a delight experience to be at welcome hotel, the ambience was so good and the time spent there was so relaxing and the meeting was more like an professional bliss because of the pleasant atmosphere. The room service was so responsible and the time taken for their response was so spontaneous. We had a gud green tea and fruit salad and a great deal in business with this sweet cake

mukesh hotwani
3 years ago – Google

10

Location of hotel is convenient. The service provided is also good. The rooms were very good and spacious. The ambience was good. The overall experience was good.

Hrusikesh Patra
3 years ago – Google

7

Nice hotel but a bit old. Rooms are big and most rooms are recently renovated. Our bathroom looked old even though it seemed to have been renovated recently. Staff are very nice. Breakfast was good. Location is very good as it is in the middle of the city with a lot of shopping areas nearby.

Linu Charles
3 years ago – Google

9

This hotel has undoubtedly the best service possible. The staff is quite warm and friendly and truly takes care of you. It helps. It doesn't feel that you are staying in a hotel.

Vijay Chugh
3 years ago – Google

6

The highlight of this hotel is the staff and the food. The people working here provide good service and the quality and taste of the breakfast, lunch etc. is exceptional. Mr. Ratan who looks after one of the restaurant gives a very good image to this hotel, and people like him who are part of the service industry promote goodwill for our country as well, especially when they are interacting with visitors from all over. Having said that, the rooms at this hotel are run down and disappointing. The rooms need new and better interiors.

Sudharsanan Mothilal
3 years ago – Google

8

Came here for conference. Everything was neat and tidy. But hotel was not visible from road even though hotel is on the road. They need to provide some landmark for hotel.

RAMANATHAN N G
3 years ago – Google

7

We went to the hotel for a few times. One for family buffet lunch. The spread was good. The staff were friendly. We ate only vegetarian food, therefore may not be able to comment on other food and drinks. Vegetarian food was good with live counters. Dessert and ice cream was also good. On other two occasions it was group gathering, first for a seminar organised by a bank and another time for the marriage of my colleagues. The vegetarian food on both the occasions were okay. Parking will be a problem here as it has limited parking space for cars. Hotel staff do the valet parking by parking the excess vehicles in outside locations. This results in delays. Two wheeler parking is still less with about 20 to 30 two wheelers could be parked tightly.

Alok Patel
3 years ago – Google

8

One of the oldest luxury hotel. It's in the heart of the city and close to the famous marina beach and the Gemini flyover. The A/C works just fine but, the rooms are excellent and quite large with separate seating area.

Srivenkatesh Lenka
3 years ago – Google

10

It's a heritage hotel with a lot of grandeur. The rooms are impeccable. The decor is soothing. Food is very good. Above all people are fine.

Saurabh Shakya
3 years ago – Google

6

Old facility with good location. Food options are limited but food is tasty. Parking is a mess with no valet and very tight parking spots which get filled up fast.

Hari Aquasol
3 years ago – Google

7

One of the oldest properties in Chennai. A great location with friendly service. Some of the facilities though need an overhaul. The club rooms are large and spacious. The bar last, lounge and pool are good places to destress after a long hard day.

Premsingh Shanthakumar. S
3 years ago – Google

8

One of the oldest star hotel in Chennai. They provide decent hotel service. Rooms are very good and spacious. Swimming pool is small. They have herbal massage therapy. Hotel is located in Cathedral road very near to Stella Mary College and St. George's Cathedral. Car parking is small. Food is delicious.

Ankit Parihar
3 years ago – Google

10

This place is where you want to be relaxed and calm in Chennai. Staff is just fantastic. Rooms are really good and you will have your own space and peace of mind. I stayed for two days and it was a wonderful experience. Make sure you have the breakfast when you go there. It's just killer.

SANDEEP VARMA
3 years ago – Google

7

Stayed for 3 nights.
Earlier this hotel used to be ITC Chola.
So it retains its old Glory, but very few customers.
Rooms are spacious, but on Sunday afternoon, there was some work going on, which didn't allow me to catch up on some overdue sleep.
Kabab platter dinner at their 1st floor restaurant was delicious, sumptuous & priced just right. Couldn't finish it.
Centrally located in Chennai, just 2.5km away from Marina beach...

Frank Lyon
3 years ago – Google

8

Staff is very professional and polite, rooms are clean and large. Some minor repair should be made. Ask staff how to operate Entertainment center.

Sourabh Chaudhari
3 years ago – Google

10

It's a very old hotel with a long legacy. This doesn't let one have a feeling as if they are staying in a old place as the fit & finish is very modern. Situated in a very plush locality with homes of famous people like Rajnikant & Jayalalita close by, the hotel can be booked by anyone without slightest of hesitation.
Food is nice but very expensive. There are tonnes of restaurants just at walking distance & so foodies are in for a treat.
Rooms & big with very comfortable beds. Staff is very well trained & courteous.
Overall a very good place to stay. No complaints at all !

Sam Gurusamy
3 years ago – Google

9

A pleasant and comfortable stay. All the hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. Excellent stay will definitely recommend to family, friends and colleagues.

RT G
3 years ago – Google

10

I remember going here as a child. It's still a charming place as beautiful as it can be. The vast space in white gave it a grace that held on to it's true value.
The washroom s suddenly gave the Harry Potter effect. The magic .

Stephen Chinnaswamy
3 years ago – Google

9

One of the oldest five star hotels in Chennai. Still maintains it charm and excellent service. Spacious rooms, meeting halls, bar and restaurants.

Aravind Banakar
3 years ago – Google

9

It's a 5 star experience nothing less. It is located in a very plush location and is at easily accessible place. The staff is very courteous and professional. This gives you a very homely experience. The breakfast spread is very good ranging from indian to continental. The pool is somewhat smaller to the hotel of this size and given the Chennai summer you will find it cramped.

Rohit Gupta
3 years ago – Google

7

One of the first properties of ITC hotels its run down a bit in comparison to many other new properties in and around Chennai. The hotel still however has some of the best food options in Chennai and still has a lot of old world charm in its design and interiors. Definitely a great value for money and impeccable service.

Praveen Kamjula
3 years ago – Google

8

Friendly service, good ambience, good rooms, a little over priced

Suder SP
3 years ago – Google

8

Nice ambience.. was there for a function.. the food tastes awesome.. the supply of fresh plates had a hiccup.. otherwise very nice experience..

Rupali Shanker
3 years ago – Google

9

The erstwhile Chola Sheraton. Good rooms and food. The overall facility is very small and ordinary but great for a comfortable stay with grt f&b options

COMMANDER PERCY
3 years ago – Google

9

Luxurious room. Great staff support

Ashutosh Sharma
3 years ago – Google

7

Excellent rooms. Good food. Good location. Value for money.

broad mind
3 years ago – Google

7

Very decent 4star hotel with polite server and staff,good food,cool ambience,well maintained elevation,services entries,ample space for bike parking,more secure and we'll planned hotel.

jegadeswar jeyaprakash
4 years ago – Google

9

The resterunt Fortuner over there is epic and the buffet offer is also cool

Anil Lal
4 years ago – Google

9

Fantastic hotel in Chennai. Service is awesome. Room is really good

Karthik A R
4 years ago – Google

9

Nice place had went for interview conducted at this my fortune hotel for abroad opportunity with Tekin road consulting LLP for Doha bank.

Samuel .B
4 years ago – Google

8

Good place to stay.
Luxury and comfort rooms, though prized alittle high.
It's good.

Balaji Mahamuni
4 years ago – Google

10

My favorite hotel... Spacious rooms in the heart of the city.. excellent food and the best staff...

Anand Narayanan
4 years ago – Google

9

Formerly known as Chola Sheraton had lost it's Sheen due to new hotels. Best for meeting and eating

Rani Sudhakar
4 years ago – Google

9

Beautiful rooms. Very spacious and the price for such wonderful place at a reasonable rate makes it even better.

Prashanth J R
4 years ago – Google

9

Good place...old building but staff is really good. Food is good but not expensive

Dilip Param
4 years ago – Google

10

Nostalgic as I get memories of Chola Sheraton. Good food

Gaurav sharma
4 years ago – Google

7

Good place. With great catering.. professional behaviour.. great hospitality..

Rishi Raj Menon
4 years ago – Google

9

This is the second time I'm staying in this hotel. Right from the Gentleman who mans the door to the guest relations officer to the restaurant manager everyone makes sincere efforts to ensure that the guest is made to feel at home. The ambience of the place is also extremely soothing.

Shubha Chodagam
4 years ago – Google

8

Very close to US consulate office, opposite to good restaurants, hotel service is good too

Kalyan Raman
4 years ago – Google

8

Value for Money. Service simply super. You feel pampered so tend to overlook not such an excellent food. Buffet choice adequate. Scope for expanding

Imran Lateef
4 years ago – Google

7

Excellent hotel. Good staff. Well maintained. Quite expensive, Otherwise everything is fine.

sailesh84
4 years ago – Google

7

Posh, located near the us visa office, reasonably priced for the luxury provided, food priced as per five star rates. Drawback was that there were no complimentary shuttle facilities provided by the hotel and the paid cab fares were exorbitantly priced (1100 rupees for a cab to drop me 2 km away and pick up). Didn't swim but the pool looked luxurious.

Mahendiran .s
4 years ago – Google

10

Had lunch today really like the food. Most of the chennai hotels becoming dry this hotel serves a good collection of liquor. Highly recommended

senthil kumar
4 years ago – Google

9

Palaceous and ancient ambiance hotel

Indian cultural and traditional reception by the management, managers and stewards.

More than 3 decades hotel.. my stay was excellent and i make special mention about Mr suresh F&B Manager..

Jayanth gopi69
4 years ago – Google

9

Visited for Sunday brunch, wow huge buffet with so many beverages. service staff is excellent and professionals. A live singers made our mood swing to their songs. Keep it up at its best.

vishal p
4 years ago – Google

9

Excellent food and service... Would love to visit more often.

j r
4 years ago – Google

9

the best hotel.to stay .you feel at home .all staff are very cordial ..little renovation can bring it back.to old glory..

vikram giridharan
4 years ago – Google

9

Place is been there more then three decade but always with modern look. Spacious hall best for family celebration.

Ria Bhattacharyya
4 years ago – Google

8

This was Chola Sheraton earlier. Rooms are nice and spacious and the enquire restrooms have a bathtub. Service is extremely good. They have decent restaurants serving multicuisine and a nice pool. Value for money.

Nandita Singh
4 years ago – Google

7

Neat ,clean, good service ,good location, Excellent breakfast.

mallikarjuna Rao
4 years ago – Google

5

No hot water and service is poor. Did not even show us our room, we need to go by ourselves and search for the room

NIRAV VIDWANS
4 years ago – Google

10

Business hotel with good accessibility and sufficient space for multiple business conferences

Giriraj Prakasam
4 years ago – Google

6

Had lunch. The taste was average and minimum starters variety.

Bijoy Padmanabhan
4 years ago – Google

10

Great Buffet. Well maintained rooms

Adhitya VJ Iyer
4 years ago – Google

8

Affordable hotel. Rooms are massive! Good restaurants

Gopinathan Balakrishnan
4 years ago – Google

8

Convinient location and good service

Gurunath M
4 years ago – Google

7

nice rooms good service

Prasad Nalam
4 years ago – Google

8

Decent but not too great

Aziz Rakhangi
4 years ago – Google

10

Nice hotel & service

Kamlesh Jhabak
5 years ago – Google

7

Erstwhile chola hotel. Visit this place for its old madras hotel charm

Ajesh S
5 years ago – Google

7

Formerly known as chola Sherston, lost its place of epic hotel. Good food, old standards and vintage staffs.

Jayant Mehta
5 years ago – Google

5

They still don't give free Wi-Fi

Anooj P
5 years ago – Google

8

Nice Hotel with all facilities. Gives you a cool heaven in the middle of HOT chennai. Very close to US Consulate center

Things that can be improved
1. Bathroom taps and fittings
2. Plug points looks old and are not flexible
3. Wifi is chargeable , I have stayed hotels smaller than this where it is free.

IYPE KOSHY
5 years ago – Google

10

A classy place to stay ,very friendly and helpful staff, good food.
It stands apart from the rest in the category in Chennai.
I will very strongly recommend this place.

Karthi Keyan
6 years ago – Google

5

In today's extremely competitive market scenario, all hotels are struggling to continuously stay ahead of the competition. It needs no substantiation that chain hotels by virtue of the immense synergies, distribution network, central reservation systems, pan-India sales and marketing infrastructure, support and a deeper knowledge pool have a tremendous edge over stand-alone hotels. This is what Fortune Hotels provides, besides the pride of being part of India's premier hospitality chain.

Our phenomenal growth rate in the past few years is a testimony to our claims of being leaders in the category of branded first-class, full service business hotels. Contrary to the Western countries, where 85% of all mid-priced hotels are affiliated to a chain, only 15% are affiliated in India. This scenario is changing rapidly in keeping with the international trends and is fueling the growth of the Industry at a pace never seen before.

Aaron Bridwell
6 years ago – Google

9

As a global traveler with experience in the Asia market, My Fortune, Chennai is a crown jewel in a sea of ruff cut stone! I've had the great fortune of staying there several times in the past two years when business has brought me to Chennai, and every time the entire staff strive to make each stay better than the last! The rooms are very comfortable but have a level of class that you would expect at a 5 star hotel, the on campus dinning both the two restaurants or the in room dinning is excellent and offer a wide area of local and international selections to fit anyone dietary needs. I Strongly urge anyone traveling to the Chennai area to stay at this world class hotel!

Aaron Jack Bridwell

Karnesh Kumar
6 years ago – Google

9

Being a regular at My Fortune, Chennai I can definitely say that it is one of the best hotels in Chennai as for its excellent service and location.
The food too is really good as compared to other hotels in the vicinity. I would personally recommend people who visit Chennai to definately visit this hotel at least once if you plan to stay for a few days in the city.

sunil kumar
6 years ago – Google

7

The last time I was here with my Family, the hotel staff was courteous enough to help us as we were with new born twins. They made sure there a person always with my wife and me to help us carry them when in the hotel.
I think that's a gesture I would personally never forget and would definitely come back to My Fortune.

rahul rai
7 years ago – Google

9

Best hotel in Chennai. Everything is good... nice food nice service....