Ritz-Carlton Hotel to Open First Hotel in Mumbai
Monday May 12th, 2014 - 9:32AM BP
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MUMBAI, INDIA—The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has signed a long term management agreement with a consortium led by Oberoi Realty and Sahana Group to open the first Ritz-Carlton in Mumbai and the second in the country following the recent opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore in Karnataka.
The 238-room Ritz-Carlton will be located in Worli, situated in central Mumbai, a business district with easy access to the international airport. The newly built structure is expected to open early 2017.
The Ritz-Carlton, Mumbai forms part of a mixed-used development in a high-rise tower with luxury residential spaces. A second tower has been designated for luxury residential condominiums managed by The Ritz-Carlton.
Architects, Kohn Pederson Fox, will conceive the new towering landmark of glass and steel while interior designer Tony Chi will take inspiration from Indian culture to create sleek interiors, including luxurious accommodations and suites that offer a contemporary sense of place.
Vikas Oberoi, chairman and managing director of Oberoi Realty stated: “Mumbai is one of the great gateways of the world and by partnering with The Ritz-Carlton, we continue to cement the reputation of the city on the world stage and within the local market. This leading global luxury hospitality brand will resonate strongly with guests both locally and overseas.”
The hotel will offer an ocean-view bar, two specialty and fine dining restaurants, a Ritz-Carlton Spa and extensive banquet and meeting spaces.
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