The Promenade

The Promenade is a luxury boutique hotel by Hidesign on the oceanfront of one of India’s most beautiful and romantic towns, Pondicherry. The Promenade sits comfortably in the heart of the town's ancient “French Quarter”. Colonial villas, leafy parks and attractive cafes surround the hotel on all sides. While the interiors are ultra modern with its clean minimalist lines, the outside is colonial French. The gorgeous suites by the sea overlook the shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal.

A five-star property, the hotel provides everything luxurious and in style. The Promenade offers some of the best-known dining and lounging options in Pondicherry. The Promenade’s beautifully landscaped porch overlooking the sea by Made Wijaya is a great place to spend a relaxed evening. Promenade has a beautiful Balinese motif lounge pool and the in-room reflexology and spa massages make it the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate your senses. Other facilities include wi-fi access, movie rental, laundry service, travel assistance and doctor on call.


The Promenade hotel has been built next to the original Pondicherry lighthouse where the former All India Radio (AIR) building used to be. The hotel built in 2006 and has played host many celebrities including the entire team of the Life of Pi during their four months of the shoot in Pondicherry.


Designed by the renowned American architect and potter Ray Meeker, the façade of The Promenade hotel was kept in sync with the French colonial buildings that dot the entire stretch of Pondicherry’s promenade. The interiors of this modern hotel were designed by German architect, Niels Schoenfelder while Made Wijaya the Australian landscape specialist from Bali has designed the rooftop, garden and lounge pool.

About Hidesign

Facade promenade pondicherry
Entrance at The Promenade Pondicherry 2

Founded in 1978 by Mr. Dilip Kapur, Hidesign is a lifestyle group, which re-defined the vision of luxury in India through an ethos of high quality, ecological values and personalized service. Hidesign has established its name through its iconic leather brand based on a strong heritage of craftsmanship and innovation. Staying true to its core values, the group has extended its concept of lifestyle by opening two luxury boutique hotels in Pondicherry, Le Dupleix and Promenade.

By keeping its focus on a classic contemporary fashion statement with timeless yet edgy design, Hidesign caters to a highly savvy and sophisticated urban professional. The leather collection includes handbags, clutches, briefcases, wallets, laptop cases, belts and garments. Hidesign stands out for its high-quality natural leather and the smooth soft glow of its solid brass fittings.

With a global presence, the group has become the first Indian brand to be retailed at premium international outlets – John Lewis, Selfridges and House of Fraser in the UK, Myers and David Jones in Australia, Stuttafords in South Africa, Parksons in Vietnam and Robinsons in South East Asia. Hidesign has grown to 69 exclusive stores and a distribution network in 23 countries. In India, the collection is available at all exclusive Hidesign outlets and leading retail stores like Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, The Bombay Store, Westside and Landmark.