Godrej Properties, Taj Hotels partner for new eco-friendly Mumbai development

(Taj in the Trees Mumbai)

Indian real estate developer Godrej Properties has secured a partnership deal with Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris to add a Taj-branded hotel to its The Trees project in Vikhroli, Mumbai. The 150-guestroom luxury hotel, located in the heart of Vikhroli, is close to Mumbai's major transit point, business hubs and highways, including the Eastern Express Highway and the Eastern Freeway.

"We are very pleased to be associated with a group like Godrej," Rakesh Sarna, MD and CEO of Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris said in a statement. "We share their commitment of sustainable development and we look forward to bringing world-class hospitality to this great location.”

The developers will construct their Taj hotel in the 9.2-acre central mixed-use precinct of the Trees complex. The hotel will be situated alongside the developer's luxury residential project Godrej Origins, cultural buildings and a high street retail court.

Other precincts include the completed 9.4-acre commercial precinct with Godrej Group's global headquarters Godrej One and the 6.7-acre private luxury residential precinct. The latter will include residential buildings with private parks and a clubhouse.

The development is slated to be one of the more sustainable developments in the world. It aims to minimize energy requirements and to conserve water by including numerous engineering features into its master plan. The development will also include LEED and IGBC Platinum-rated structures. One of these structures, the recently opened residential development Godrej Origins is IGBC Platinum pre-certified.

The Trees, which is five times the size of London's Hyde Park, is included in a range of developing projects in Vikhroli aiming to modernize the city's infrastructure. These include the bridge from Nava Sheva to Sewri and the proposed new Vikhroli airport.