This luxury hotel and residential development sits on 12 acres located just 20 minutes south of Mumbai’s international airport. The five-star property includes 547 guestrooms, 110 serviced apartments, a business center, health spa, fitness center, pools, and 10,000 square meters of retail. In addition to the pools, outdoor recreational facilities include basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, as well as a paved jogging path. The property is distinguished by stunning water features, distinctive hardscape elements and lush landscaping, as well as many sculptures and other works of art throughout.
Due to its proximity to the airport, the structure could not be more than six stories tall, and local mandates required that 15 percent of the site remain open. To attract major conferences and India’s customary weeklong wedding celebrations, the hotel includes a 1,000-seat grand ballroom, meeting rooms, four restaurants, an entertainment center, and below-grade parking for 700 cars.
Challenging zoning requirements called for an ambitious design to meet the expectations of sophisticated international travelers. The courtyard complex, with a large, landscaped garden in the middle, is modern yet timeless, with subtle local and cultural references. Each component complements the others while retaining a distinct identity and a clear separate entrance. The main building, with its deep porte-cochere, has a curved facade of banded glass and aluminum that stands in subtle contrast to the stone-clad wings.