Bliss in Bangalore

With the opening of the 143-room Ista Bangalore hotel, istahotels.com, the owners of India's renowned Himalayan spa retreat, Ananda, are hoping to bring that same blissful spirit of rejuvenation to the country's high-tech hub. But the Ista is first and foremost a business hotel, so expect wi-fi Internet access in common areas, broadband in rooms and a business center open around the clock. Guest rooms are minimalist, with blond wood walls and understated furnishings. The healing powers of the rooms with a view of Ulsoor Lake are worth the upgrade. And the private gardens in the executive suites are...

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