Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, Tony Chi design Ritz-Carlton, Mumbai

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company signed an agreement with a consortium led by Oberoi Realty and Sahana Group to open the first Ritz-Carlton in Mumbai, the entertainment, commercial and financial capital of India. This is the second property to open in the country following the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore in Karnataka.

The 238-room Ritz-Carlton will be located in Worli, the heart of central Mumbai, a new business district with easy access to the international airport. The newly built structure will be on the coastline of the Arabian Sea, offering views of the Mumbai skyline. It is expected to open in early 2017.

Designed as a tribute to modern India, The Ritz-Carlton, Mumbai will form part of a mixed used development in a high-rise tower with luxury residential spaces. A second tower was designated for luxury residential condominiums managed by The Ritz-Carlton.

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Architectural firm Kohn Pederson Fox Associates will imagine the new landmark of glass and steel, while interior designer Tony Chi will take inspiration from Indian culture to create the interiors, including luxurious accommodations and suites that offer a contemporary sense of place.

The new hotel is located in the heart of Mumbai, home to Bollywood, historic attractions, and shopping and dining. Among the hotel's offerings will be an ocean-view bar, two specialty and fine dining restaurants, a Ritz-Carlton Spa, and banquet and meeting spaces.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 85 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International.

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