bathrooms with oversized tubs, there is also the plush MYBED™ to sink into; other interesting touches are added by way of smokey, patterned glass and classic paisley engravings around the shower area. The rooms are reminiscent of traditional French baroque style, and the bevy of artworks present here interpret the theme of ‘A tale of two cities’ by combining historical Indian monuments with French landmarks.
Set next to Mumbai’s commercial district, the hotel is perfect for business travellers who can use it as a venue for highpowered meetings, or as a place to unwind after a long day. Discerning guests can relish the experience of being pampered with the best services, including a personalised yoga class in the So FIT club, followed by a treatment in the swish So SPA that occupies an entire floor of the hotel. Food aficionados can sample sumptuous delights at Pondichéry Café, a 24-hour eatery that offers Indo-french and continental dishes. For decadent desserts, head to Artisan– Épicerie, Pâtisserie, Chocolaterie, and indulge in libations at Le Bar Diamantaire, which hosts India’s first wine tower-style cellar. For panoramic views of the maximum city’s skyline, head to L’OHPool & Bar, whose swimming pool is great for after-hour splashes. Perfecting this service à la française is the hotel’s Australian executive chef Dane Gilbert, who oversees the kaleidoscopic selection of restaurants.
With an amalgamation of über luxe features, a strategic location as well as haute bistros and resplendent hotspots, Sofitel Mumbai BKC is poised to become a muchcoveted stay.
Sofitel Mumbai BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai; tel: 022 611 75000; www.sofitel.com.