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Ritz-Carlton Gets Big Name Designers For Its Mumbai Hotel, Opening in 2016

Where: Mumbai, India
June 10, 2014 at 5:02 PM | by | ()

Ritz-Carlton Hotels have nabbed a stellar design team for its second hotel in the region, The Ritz-Carlton Mumbai, opening in 2016. While most of the luxury brands have already laid bricks in the Asia Pacific, Mumbai, as a growing center for finance, entertainment, and design—yes, design—seems to be the “it” destination and so the race is on.

According to HotelManagment, the 238-room Ritz Carlton is being developed by Oasis Realty in a joint venture of Oberoi Realty and Sahana Group. The hotel will occupy one of two new towers which will include Ritz-Carlton managed residences. The hotel will have an ocean-view bar (Arabian Sea,) two restaurants, spa, and enough event space for the average over-the-top Indian wedding.

The hotel’s design team represents a match of talent, with Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) as architect, and Tony Chi and Associates as interior designer. KPF, followers of the straight and narrow, designed The Ritz-Carlton Toronto and The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. Tony Chi masterfully blends classic lines with local-inspired artistic expression, and designed Spago at The Ritz-Carlton Beaver Creek. For both design firms this will be their hotel debut in India.

Tony Chi’s design philosophy seeks to raise consciousness through “invisible design.” It’s about “what touches you rather than what you see.” While we would hardly think of Chi’s work as invisible, it is at the moment as renderings are not yet available. Check back for updates and of course images, and we’re pretty sure we’ll like what we do see.

[Rendering: Kohn Pedersen Fox and Associates]

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