Mumbai just got its newest business hotel this week and we were among the first ones to check it out. Over a decadent Asian lunch hosted by the homegrown hotel chain’s chairperson, Priya Paul, we got a sneak peek of the modern hotel.
Where is it?
The Park Mumbai is located at Juhu Tara Road, a 20-minute drive from the domestic airport. It is situated within easy driving distance from the main business neighbourhoods like Bandra and Andheri, and at the heart of the trendy Juhu stretch, buzzing with bars, restaurants and the beach, just across the street.
What’s It Like
The Park Mumbai, just like its counterparts across the country is design heavy, given the chain’s commitment to creating design-centric properties. Designed by Sanjay Puri, the hotel’s burnt orange and fuchsia windows stand out as soon as I arrive. The tastefully done lobby is resolutely modern and has different spaces that open out into each other — like the all-day restaurant Meishi (Asian and Indian) and a little lobby lounge to enjoy a quick coffee or cocktail.
The 60-room hotel features rooms and suites in different categories, including a soon-to-be-ready Presidential on the 6th floor. All rooms have views of either the Arabian Sea or the Juhu Aerodrome. I absolutely loved the feel of the rooms, with the monochromatic colour palette and a minimalist vibe. The rooms have a business-chic vibe and the overall decor puts you at ease, giving a sense of comfort and understated elegance.
I have my eyes on the Zen Suite, with its bright summery colours, which features a separate living area and a bedroom. The bathroom is large and is packed with Kama Ayurveda amenities. There is also a capsule coffee machine.
I also did a hardhat tour of the rooftop, where a rooftop bar will open in the next couple of months (Mumbai’s hottest new spot perhaps?). There is also a soon-to-be-completed swimming pool in bright red, with direct views of the Mumbai airport runway and the Juhu Aerodrome. (Aviation geeks might want to make a note of this).
Hosting an Event?
Since The Park Mumbai is primarily a business hotel, its meetings facilities are going to be in demand. The hotel features a 232 sqm banquet room called The Saffron Room, on the first floor, which can be configured into different event formats.
I absolutely loved the overall feel and vibe of the hotel. It offers all the amenities that a modern-day business traveller would need. Moreover, it fits right into the concept of modern hospitality where design, food and attentive service are at the fore. And of course, ten points for its location.