How Hotel Savera in Chennai is adapting itself to the new normal


Chennai’s Savera Hotel has been busy regardless of the lockdown. With friends, each Indians and overseas nationals caught, the lodge has been functioning by the previous couple of months albeit with fully reworked methods. Nina Reddy, joint managing director of the lodge, says that when Janata Curfew was introduced on March 22, she requested 120 of her employees to transfer into the lodge whereas the relaxation (over 700, together with all girls) have been instructed to keep dwelling.

“We transformed our conference halls into dormitories. Next, we moved the guests staying in ten different rooms to one floor and switched off the AC and heater on all the other floors,” says Nina. Since that they had a totally functioning kitchen, they started to cook dinner lunch for policemen on responsibility on a regular basis. Nina provides, “I got in touch with Friends of Police, and they said they needed 1,000 packed vegetarian meals every day. While our chefs prepared the meals, staff from different departments got together and packed the food, which was picked up by the police department every day.”

The lodge’s fashionable cafe, Brew Room, is now working from the Freeze Zone ice cream parlour premises on TTK Road, Alwarpet, whereas the parlour has moved to Radhakrishanan Salai close by. Brew Room is focussing on breads, pizza base, muffins, and cookies for now.

How Hotel Savera in Chennai is adapting itself to the new normal

“We are doing whatever we can to salvage the situation,” says Nina, including that for the first time ever Savera has additionally launched a takeaway service.

“For Ramzan, we’re providing mutton and rooster in addition to vegetable biryani as takeaway. We provide Ambur fashion biryani (mutton and rooster) made with basmati as a substitute of seeraga samba, hand pounded pink chilli and charcoal dum. It is packed in a metal field for Ramzan, and the combo has three kilo of mutton/rooster biryani, six boiled eggs, 12 items of fried rooster, 12 items of gulab jamoon together with curd raitha and brinjal gravy,” says Chef Jesu govt chef at Savera.

With fewer individuals in the lodge now, the campus is quiet sufficient to permit the employees to play cricket in the automobile park. So, in case you’re fortunate, in the absence of IPL, you should still have the option to catch a match once you go to the lodge to decide up your biryani.

Takeaway Biryani Box mutton is priced at ₹2,950, rooster ₹1995. Vegetable biryani is availabe as single portion. Order six hours in advance. Call 9841315563. For Brew Room take away, name 9710947347

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