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Executive Lounges in Mumbai

| Updated on: Oct 09, 2012
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Private getaways and uppercrust enclaves of premium five star luxury hotels of Mumbai - these are designer havens of executive elegance woven in and offered twenty four seven to premium guests who can take time off from hectic schedules to stretch out and unwind in welcoming surroundings.

THE TRIDENT CLUB LOUNGE – THE TRIDENT BANDRA KURLA MUMBAI

A refreshingly contemporary ambience with cheerful tones, wide windows creating spaciousness as you take in the modern appointments with approval. The minimalistic look with the leit-motif red and beige furnishing makes for a synergetic blend of this calming space. An exclusive reception for the Trident Club Lounge guests, an express check-in and check-out , sumptuous Continental breakfast , round trip limousine airport transfers, 24-hour butler service are superlative courtesies. Guests of the Trident Club can access the Trident Club Lounge during cocktails hours (6 -8pm) . A range of fine wines from Sauvignon Blanc from The Broken Fishplate, McLaren Vale – Australia to Escudo Rojo, Baron Phillippe de Rothschild – Chile is available. Fine spirits and cocktails create a relaxing feel, the canapés buffet spread is (sushi, puff pastries, quiches, cheeses) easily one of the best anywhere. Two web enabled computer workstations with complimentary Internet access and secretarial services are also available on request.

THE ROYAL CLUB – THE LEELA KEMPINSKI MUMBAI

This haven of luxe elegance offers tranquil sophistication in warm tones of dark mahogany, sienna, and deep maroon with raw silk matt furnishings and brocades. The Royal Club of the Leela Kempinski Mumbai is akin to a hotel-in-a-hotel concept. There’s a two way 5 Series BMW luxury limousine airport transfer, dedicated check-in counter, a chilled welcome glass of champagne or fresh fruit and traditional welcome on arrival with your photograph gifted as memento. The Royal Club implores guests to quaff fine wines, cognacs and single malts. Wines like Le Bonheur Sauvignon Blanc or Neil Joubert Pinotage-South Africa match crisp chilli cheese balls and smoked salmon tarts. Royal Club Room guests are offered a personalised butler, dedicated concierge service, 24-hour access to the Royal Club Lounge selection of international food and beverages . Complimentary usage of the meeting rooms for two hours per stay, half an hour internet access per day at a fully serviced Business Centre add up to a great stay.

THE POINT OF VIEW LOUNGE – ITC GRAND CENTRAL

Crowning the rooftop on the 30th level is ‘Point of View’, which commands spectacular vistas of the cityscape. Inside , in Mumbai’s colonial-style design it offers a library . ‘Point of View’ packs in a compact business centre complete with secretarial assistance and two board rooms, offered complimentary for four hours. Your peppery Indian Cabernet Sauvignon red wine blends seamlessly with Lakshadweep tuna terrine, Alaskan smoked salmon with sour cream and chives or Palm hearts with bocconcini.

CLUB MILLÉSIME – THE SOFITEL MUMBAI BKC

The uber chic ‘Club Millésime’ is located on the highest floor of the hotel. Exquisite furniture between acrylic columns and light features accentuate a modern feel. In addition, a buffet counter with an impressive presentation of world wines and champagne are offered, encouraging guests to unwind, relax and appreciate the exclusivity and privacy of Club Millésime. An inviting array of canapés changing everyday with choicest cheeses, tidbits and quick eats create appetizing verve as guests can taste fine wines at the tasting table on request - from a light Gazela, Vinho Verde –Portugal to Peppoli Chianti Classico DOCG –Italy to a Peter Lehmann Clancy’s –Australia - it’s an enchanting, privileged affair. The unmistakable ‘Parisian’ aura is alluring as soft mood lighting and pianoforte lilt you to still your senses with fine Champagne.

THE EXECUTIVE LOUNGE – THE HILTON MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Soft pastel appointments, pleasing beige, buff metallic furnishings, seating lounge elements, large sofa combos, settees, plants and collectibles gracing vantage cornices all add up to the endearing Colonial charms of this lounge.

From airport limo transfers and express check in to welcome gift in the rooms and complimentary breakfast, snacks and beverages, one feels pampered and cared for in a very special way. Executive Chef Rajeev Arora personally crafts exotic canapés like the Chorizo and green olives’, mushroom fondue, tandoori Chaplin kebabs, cucumber and asparagus croquets and salmon and dill cream on pancakes to match with splendid spirits, fine wines and liqueurs. As you pick your goblet of a Nine Hills red, a vintage Mannara Pinot Grigio –Italy or a crisp Miguel Torres San Medin, Cabernet Sauvignon – Chile, the soft concerto strains get you to relax.

(The authors are International wine writers and wine awareness consultants)

Published on October 09, 2012

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