Mumbai city seems to be high on the luxury map of the world as new ultra-luxe townships and hotels are cropping up at a blistering pace. After Jade Jagger tried her hand at designer houses, it’s now the turn of GHM to stake its claim on the city’s skyline with a hotel instead. They have chose the southern township called Dadar for building “The Aayu Mumbai”, a 42-suite luxury hotel which will also bring the world’s most celebrated chef Joël Robuchon, and culinary star Hide Yamamoto to the financial capital of India, by the end of 2013. Located in the top five floors of Kohinoor Square’s Central Tower, which is the tallest commercial building in the city, the all-suite hotel will ovwelook the historic Shivaji Park and offer stunning views of the Arabian Sea on the west, with the island city tucked to the east.
The 5-acre property located 203 metres above the ground level will feature interiors by designer Jaya Ibrahim. For your gastronomic delights, chef Joël Robuchon, dubbed as ‘Chef of the Century’ by the Gault Millau guide who has 28 Michelin stars to his credit, will open his 8th L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon serving contemporary French cuisine here. The place will also have a tea lounge, pastry shop and collection of handpicked fine wines. For the sushi lovers, 2010 Global Chef Award winner Hide Yamamoto will man the second restaurant of the hotel, with Japanese cuisine including charcoal Robata grill, homemade ramen noodle bar and sushi and sake counter.
And those who want some quite time, a library lounge and bar, cigar and cognac lounge, exclusive malt bar and capacious boardroom are housed on the 49th floor. The 50th floor will be home to the city’s highest bar, with rooftop terrace also housing a swimming pool and a deck.