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The Shashi Kapoor Room

Step into the favourite room of the iconic actor Shashi Kapoor. The prestigious room is well equipped with luxurious amenities and an en-suite bathroom. As a salute to the memory of Shashi Kapoor, Room No. 17 has been christened as ‘The Shashi Kapoor Room’.

The walls of this iconic room are adorned with memorabilia filled frames to reminisce, Shashi Kapoor, a frequent visitor of The Elgin Fairlawn. Not only Kapoor but the majority of his family have made periodic visits to the hotel. Condé Nast Traveller aptly mentions that “Fairlawn did not have to manufacture nostalgia. That was its natural inheritance.”

Beyond the Love for Calcutta

Shashi Kapoor’s roots grow deep into the soil of Kolkata, sharing a very special relationship with The Elgin Fairlawn, where he met the love of his life; Jennifer Kendal. The two had met in 1956 while travelling with their respective theatre groups. Shashi Kapoor was a stage manager with Prithvi Theatre, while the beautiful Jennifer Kendal was a part of her father Geoffery Kendal’s Shakespearana group. Room Number 17, which overlooks the palms in the courtyard, was his favourite, a room he always chose when he visited the city. Elgin Fairlawn was so close to the heart of the veteran actor that he spent his honeymoon in the hotel. The room stands still as a living memory of their love. 

Room Features

  • Satellite/Cable Television
  • Air conditioned Rooms
  • Ceiling fan
  • Double glazed insulated windows
  • Teak armoire
  • 2 Direct dial telephones
  • Free wireless internet access in the room
  • Mobile charging sockets on both sides of the beds
  • Designer Bathroom toiletries by Salveo Botanicals
  • Ensuite Bathroom and Shower
  • 2 complimentary bottles of 500ml mineral water
  • In-room fridge

Comfort for differently abled guests

Wheelchair Friendly Rooms

The hotel has wheelchair friendly rooms on the ground floor. The room amenities and facilities are accessible by person with disability. The guest are requested to kindly inform the reservation team about any such special requirements during the booking. This would help to make sure that the stay is made as comfortable as possible.

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