Luxury travelers headed to India can look forward to some exciting new hotel openings in 2019 and beyond. Here we take a look at three high-end properties on the horizon for India’s Silicon Valley, Bengaluru; its City of Dreams, Mumbai; and the Pink City of Jaipur.
Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy One
Opening in early 2019 within Embassy One, a new mixed-use development comprising commercial office spaces and retail outlets, the Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru will cater to corporate travelers looking to conduct business in a serene environment in India’s bustling tech capital.
Led by General Manager Fredrik Blomqvist, the 230-key hotel has been designed by HKS Architects and Studio u+a, with interiors by Yabu Pushelburg.
The hotel also offers three dining venues, a spa and salon, a fitness center, and meeting and event spaces.
There is also a pool with waterfall, a butterfly garden and a ribbon lawn, which promise to have a calming effect on guests looking to work or relax in a tranquil setting away from the buzz of the city.
Also debuting within the Embassy One development is Four Seasons Private Residences. The 105 private residences are spread across two towers and have one- to four-bedroom layouts.
The Chedi, Mumbai
The Chedi Mumbai will have 312 rooms and suites // Photo by The Chedi Mumbai
Preferred Hotels and Resorts recently announced that 23 new properties are scheduled to open across the globe in 2019 and this includes the launch of The Chedi Mumbai in June next year.
Owned by General Hotel Management Ltd. (GHM), the hotel has 312 rooms and suites in 11 different categories, each providing sweeping views of the Powai Lake, the Thane Creek or Mumbai’s captivating cityscape.
Even the most basic rooms in the hotel, the Chedi Rooms, of which there are 101 units, offer 484 square feet of space and are equipped with modern amenities like complementary Wi-Fi and IPTV televisions.
A King Room at The Chedi Mumbai // Photo by The Chedi Mumbai
The top suite here is the 2,228-square-foot Presidential Suite. Towering over the dazzling city, this suite has a master bedroom with king bed, walk-in closet and a spacious bathroom with rain shower and Jacuzzi. The suite also has a 560-square-foot living room, a separate dining room, a study and a powder room. It is the only accommodation in the property that includes the services of a butler. Guests staying in the Presidential Suite also have access to the Club lounge and all its privileges.
The hotel also has a 12,917-square-foot meetings-and-events space. Encompassing a grand ballroom, a junior ballroom and five distinct meeting rooms, the space not only holds promise for high-profile business meets and product launches, but also has plans to host grand weddings.
Dining-wise, The Chedi Mumbai will serve a wide range of international fare. While the all-day casual dining, The Restaurant, will offer authentic North Indian, Thai, European and Arabic cuisines; The Vegetarian will take care of the non-meat eaters and the vegans. Then there is The Japanese Restaurant helmed by internationally acclaimed chef Hide Yamamoto, and a Swiss-inspired restaurant called The Chesa. The hotel will also have a rooftop bar, a lobby lounge serving afternoon tea and a poolside bar.
Wellness-seekers can get a taste of Indian Ayurveda at The Spa at Chedi Mumbai, which will offer treatments inspired by the ancient healing techniques of the East. Spread over 6,189 square feet of space, the sanctuary has eight treatment suites, of which two are double suites. For the fitness-conscious, the hotel has a health club with Technogym facilities, and a dedicated studio for kinesis, cardio, stretching and strength training. Other amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, a kids’ pool and an outdoor poolside terrace for yoga and Pilates.
New World Jaipur Resort, India
Rosewood Hotel Group, the global hotel group with four distinct brands—Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, New World Hotels & Resorts, pentahotels and KHOS—will open its first hotel in the Indian subcontinent in 2023.
Owned by Keemaya Resorts and Spas, the New World Jaipur Resort will be the city’s first all-villa luxury resort, offering 181 villas, most of them with a private pool and garden.
Located in a city known for its royalty, culture, palaces and hospitality, the property, overlooking India’s oldest mountain range, The Aravalli, will interest both business and leisure travelers. A 23,680-square-foot indoor event space, including a large ballroom, will host business gatherings, while a 43,055-square-foot outdoor space will hold luxury weddings and social events.
The New World Jaipur Resort will also have three restaurants, a spa with four treatment rooms, an outdoor pool, fitness center, and a dedicated children’s activity area.
The resort joins 11 existing deluxe New World Hotels & Resorts properties in popular Asian destinations in China, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.