(Mumbai, India – August 27, 2012) Sofitel Luxury Hotels, known for their contemporary French Luxury hospitality, has successfully launched the Sofitel Mumbai BKC, in the heart of Mumbai, the first in an exciting line-up of future projects. French culture, design and gastronomy blend artistically with rich Indian tradition in a Neo Art Nouveau style, offering multifaceted experiences in cuisine, entertainment and relaxation; where buoyant business meets elegant lifestyle, and “Life is Magnifique”.
The Sofitel Mumbai BKC is located at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) – the burgeoning financial district of Mumbai. Geographically in the centre of the city, BKC has excellent access to both major highways in Mumbai as well as the domestic and international terminals of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The area is also conveniently located to explore tourist attractions in both South and North Mumbai. With the National Stock Exchange, Consulates, international schools, corporations, major banks and the Bharat Diamond Bourse – the world’s largest diamond trading centre, the immediate area around the hotel is fast developing into a business hub for Mumbai.
Sofitel Mumbai BKC has been meticulously designed by the architects at BBGM (U.S.A), with interior designers at the Miaja Design Group (Singapore) led by Isabelle Miaja, a renowned French designer. The hotel design embraces modern and elegant interiors creating a French contemporary feel with a blend of Indian colors, shapes and patterns. Marble and chandeliers for the lobby, design and elegance for the bedrooms with state of the art technology for the business center, the Sofitel Mumbai BKC intends to become a key address in the city.
“Sofitel Mumbai BKC will introduce Mumbai to a luxurious blend of French elegance and Indian culture. We will be a key address combining the best of each country’s culture.”
All 302 rooms including 31 suites, feature the exclusive MyBed™ concept, an all-feather bed combined with an extra-light down duvet promise a perfect night’s sleep. A pillow menu, sustainable practices, custom-designed furnishings, L’Occitane en Provence and Hermès room amenities enhance the luxurious design for bedrooms and suites.
The Club Millésime, our Club Floor, offers an executive lounge and bar with indoor and terrace seating. Inspired by the French ‘Art de Recevoir’, this exclusive club features express check-in, evening canapés, an exclusive selection of wines, butler services and many other special benefits.
InspiredMeetings, Sofitel’s meetings concept, is dedicated to making every event an unforgettable success. From an experienced meeting planner and concierge to a dedicated chef, every detail is tailor-made to perfection; events inspired by the client and staged by the hotel.
From a range of cardiovascular facilities to a Kinesis wall – a unique fitness equipment which offers a system of extendable cables that uses gravity for training strength, flexibility and balance for the entire body – So FIT, the fitness centre at the hotel, aims to enable our guests to get the most out of their exercise session.
A dedicated floor hosts India’s first So SPA by Sofitel, fully devoted to the well-being of body and mind. A veritable invitation to socializing and friendly interaction, the SoSPA treatments draw inspiration from a French gastronomic restaurant, Sofitel’s sphere of excellence. SoSPA promises a unique personal experience: original music and exclusive signature treatments, with products from Cinq Mondes and Gemology, two distinctive French brands with an expertise in creating premium spa products and treatments.
“Sofitel Mumbai BKC will introduce Mumbai to a luxurious blend of French elegance and Indian culture. We will be a key address combining the best of each country’s culture. French elegance, savoir-faire and art de recevoir coupled with India’s rich heritage of personalized service, tradition of luxury and depth of culture will provide a backdrop for memorable stays” said Mr. Bernd Schneider – General Manager Sofitel Mumbai BKC and Area General Manager, Sofitel India.
The hotel will offer six distinctive restaurants and bars, with a vision to create a destination for connoisseurs in search of exciting dining experiences. The Pondichéry Café – All-day Dining, evokes an Indo-French blend of tastes and textures providing an authentic market feel, interactive boutique dining, serving buffet and à-la-carte selections; Artisan – Épicerie, Pâtisserie, Chocolaterie, a treasure trove of house-crafted chocolates, charcuterie and the finest cheeses from the old and new-world will transport you to an enchanting “Café Parisien” in the heart of Mumbai; Le Bar Diamantaire – Lobby Lounge, cutting edge and an homage to the “Diamantaires” of India, this lobby bar, with its stunning design and wine tower, provides the perfect venue for a meeting of minds, friends and deal-makers.