GHM announces first Chedi in India, by Lake Powai in Mumbai
Soft opening of The Chedi Mumbai scheduled for late 2016
General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) has joined hands with Rajesh LifeSpaces, one of Mumbai’s most trusted real estate companies, to bring The Chedi brand to the hospitality market in India’s wealthiest city. Rajesh LifeSpaces’ strategic move into the hospitality arena, with the Singapore-based luxury hotel management company as their venture partner, adds a new dimension to its long and successful track record of providing lifestyle residential properties in Mumbai.
The signing of the management agreement follows on the heels of the strategic partnership for deepening Singapore-India relations and represents a new milestone for each of the parties. Hans R. Jenni, director and president of GHM, expressed his optimism for the project, “We have always wanted to plant a GHM flag in India and being able to establish The Chedi brand in the thriving city of Mumbai is an honour as well as a challenging opportunity my team and I are eager to face.”
The Chedi Mumbai is situated in close proximity to the Powai region, an area where infrastructure developments, connectivity and social groundwork have laid the foundation for the growth of a diverse expatriate community. It is also an increasingly favoured residential precinct among the locals and the burgeoning district is becoming an enclave for the who’s who in society. The strategic location of this iconic hotel is also not far from Bandra Kurla Complex: this ambitious development is set to be an emerging hub for work and leisure outside of South Mumbai and will house a new convention and exhibition centre, an art auditorium, cultural plaza, residences and offices. These, coupled with the fact that The Chedi Mumbai is close to both the domestic and international airports, and is supported by a comprehensive network of highways and roads, assure travellers of the ease of commuting and roadway connectivity between the northern and southern parts of the city. When viewed from these various perspectives, The Chedi Mumbai is truly a testament to the owner’s vision for it to become a destination in and of itself, the epicentre of this metropolitan city.
Said Rajesh Patel, the managing director of Rajesh LifeSpaces, “Our collaboration with GHM is a union of resources that will maximise the potential for this hotel. The GHM team is not only providing hotel management expertise. Their concept for The Chedi Mumbai is one that will metamorphosise the current landscape and create a new buzz for lifestyle and quality dining in general.”
The announcement of The Chedi Mumbai is a propitious one, marking the third development project by GHM this year as it launches into a path of expansion. The hotel management company responsible for conceptualising and creating some of the world’s most exclusive resorts, including The Nam Hai Hoi An, The Chedi Muscat in Oman and The Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland, had previously shared its plans on The Chedi Luštica Bay in Montenegro as well as a new venture into the mid-market segment with Tin Hotels.
Visitors to India’s City of Dreams can look forward to The Chedi Mumbai’s 316 generously sized guestrooms, five outstanding restaurants that will cater to the discerning palates of the well-heeled traveller, extensive meeting facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, a holistic spa and wellness facility and overall, a brand new development that will provide a stunning backdrop to any noteworthy event in Mumbai.
As Jenni aptly summarises, “The food and beverage offerings will set The Chedi Mumbai apart from the rest of the competition as it is the demand for quality gastronomy will drive locals, expatriates and travellers to this new culinary utopia.”