The 138-year-old Oberoi Grand Kolkata, the oldest property from the stable of EIH, is well set for a facelift with 50 brand new rooms and suites. But Prithviraj Singh (Biki) Oberoi, the 89-year-old scion of Oberoi family, has one regret.
“I had spent a substantial portion of my life in Kolkata. I feel sad when I come back. The pavements along the entire Chowringhee area, where the hotel is located, and also the hotel’s arcade are occupied by hawkers. I’ve written to the city mayor and that has been of no avail,” rued Oberoi sitting within the hotel premises.